Q. Why do I have breathlessness while walking?

Answered by
Dr. Vivek Singla
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 13, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am a normal healthy individual with a sedentary lifestyle. I weigh 67 kg and my height is 165 cm. I am experiencing some breathlessness of late when I walk. Hence, I am trying to understand if there is something wrong in me. My annual medical checkup (over the last 3 years) show my cholesterol levels above normal and also have higher values in the blood hemogram report. My vitamin D levels are also deficient over 3 years. I have a BP of 140/80 and my heart rate ranges between 65 and 78. Two years back, I had taken ayurveda medicine to reduce cholesterol levels. My concern is that it looks like I may have trouble with cardiovascular related issues later if I do not take notice of these higher values showing up in my cholesterol and hemogram levels and my vitamin D deficiency. I have attached my recent reports. I request you to review my reports and suggest if there is a need to take any medication to control cholesterol and hemogram levels. Do I need to take any supplements for my vitamin D deficiency? For comparative purposes and for better diagnosis, I have also attached my test results of past three years that have a high value. Thank you.



Welcome to

I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • I would like to know about your diet? Do you have any allergies? Do you smoke?
  • My suggestion would be to reduce saturated fats and trans fats intake in your diet.
  • Start taking tablet Rozavel (Rosuvastatin) 10mg daily at bedtime. Take capsule Lumia 60k (Cholecalciferol) one capsule once a week for six weeks.
  • For your high eosinophils, I will like to deworm you first. For that you can start taking tablet Zentel (Albendazole) 400 mg at bedtime. It has to be chewed for three days.
  • Repeat your lipid profile after two months. The rest seems to be fine.

Treatment plan:

1. Start with drugs and lifestyle modifications.
2. Have diet with low saturated and trans fats.
3. Begin with some physical activity daily.
4. Repeat lipid profile after 2 months.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back after two months to a cardiologist online.--->

Hi doctor,

Thanks for your input. I do not smoke. However, on certain occasions I have smoked in the past. I am a passive smoker. I do consume only beer once a week. I travel a lot, so I consume outside food almost everyday. I am a vegetarian. I have no known allergies to sulfur. I am not sure about reaction to other drugs. I would like to know how long should I take Rozavel? Can you also give some inputs on the low vitamin D levels? Thanks again.



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  • You need to continue tablet Rozavel 10 mg for two months and repeat your cholesterol levels. If cholesterol levels are in desired range you can reduce the dose depending upon the levels.
  • Regarding vitamin D you take capsule Lumia 60k one capsule once a week for two months and then repeat the levels.

Revert back for follow up after two months to a cardiologist online -->

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