Control Cholesterol Level

High cholesterol levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, pancreatitis, and other diseases, so it is essential to control the blood cholesterol level. The total cholesterol level for a healthy adult should be less than 200 mg/dL. To control it, reduce the intake of saturated and trans fat and eat a diet rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein.

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My low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels are elevated. Can I bring it back to normal levels with diet and exercise?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my cholesterol test reports. I thought my low-density lipoprotein levels would be slightly elevated, but I have got more problems. I have been experiencing skipped heartbeats for some time now. Based on the reports, I am worried if I have any major heart problems. Does high low-den...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is higher. However, I would like to know a few more things. 1) Do you have diabetes mellitus, and are you taking any diabetes medicine? 2) Do you have a family history of high cholesterol? 3) Do you have a family history of a...  Read Full »

My CK and cholesterol levels are high. Can I train hard like weight-lifting and bodybuilding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a sportsperson. I like to train hard and heavy like weight-lifting and bodybuilding. I took a blood test two weeks ago, and the doctor told me I have high CK and cholesterol levels. I retook a blood test a few days ago, and my CK was normal, but my cholesterol level is still high. M...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. CK (Creatine kinase) is a nonspecific enzyme that can be raised in the case of skeletal muscle injury like heavy isometric and weight training. Regarding cholesterol levels, it depends whether bad cholesterol or LDL (low-density lipoprotein)...  Read Full »

Doctor has prescribed tablet ecospirin 75 AV for me. What is the use of this medicine?

Query: Hello, Doctor has prescribed tablet ecospirin 75 AV for me. What is the use of this medicine? Do I have any nerve disorder?   Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet ecospirin 75 AV contains aspirin and atorvastatin.  Aspirin is a blood thinner and atorvastatin is given to patients who have high blood cholesterol level. This combination is usually given to a cardiac patient. Long term side effect of aspirin is bleedi...  Read Full »

Can avocado lower cholesterol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old, and my cholesterol report shows as LDL 180 mg/dL. My friend says avocado helps improve HDL, and it does not increase LDL, as it has monounsaturated fat. I am confused. Is avocado good for cholesterol?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is good cholesterol—the higher the HDL, the better the health. Whereas LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is bad cholesterol. The lower the LDL, the better the health. Avocado, though a high-fat food, reduces LDL and raises HDL. So, it is...  Read Full »

My Cholesterol levels are low. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I was having discomfort last week as I am having heart problems. I got a blood test done, and it seemed that my cholesterol levels were low, about 63 mg/dL. Would you please suggest me a solution? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have recently done some blood tests, and parameters have shown abnormal results (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Low total cholesterol level results from u...  Read Full »

Are there any problems in my routine health checkup reports?

Query: Hello doctor,I have no issues as such but not feeling fit. I am more concerned about my health. I would like to know whether my routine checkup results are alright or not. I have no symptoms of any kind. I have taken ayurveda treatment for SGPT, SGOT, and high protein. I am attaching my reports for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and came across a few significant values. Elevated uric acid can increase the risk of kidney stones and joint pains. I would suggest you have plenty of water and avoid having non-vegetarian...  Read Full »

How is BP treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood pressure is 145/95. How can I cure it through home remedies? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. As you are only 24 years old and diagnosed with hypertension, you should be very careful about your blood pressure. Recheck it after three days. If it remains high, then you may need treatment. Mostly high blood pressure is seen in...  Read Full »

For aortic regurgitation, is follow-up needed if no changes are seen in three consecutive ECGs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query for a cardiologist. It is about trace aortic regurgitation. I was found to have this 14 years back. I followed up 11 years back, 8 years back, and 5 years back, but no changes were noted. I was advised for further follow-up. Is it fine?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query madam. Trace AR (aortic regurgitation) is of no significance. No need to repeat Echocardiography in less than 5 years. Only control your blood pressure. The rest of the aortic valve structure is normal, so future progression is very less like...  Read Full »

What is the risk of postponing an angiography?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 184 cm and weight is 97 kg. I have breathlessness on exertion. I get some pain in my throat while walking, but not always. I had a TMT test which was positive. I did TMT for 6.3 minutes and stopped due to breathlessness. The ECG showed ST depression o...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Is it normal to get an episode of vertigo when the cholesterol and blood pressure levels are high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I work as an engineer for a consultancy firm. A few weeks back, I noticed that my blood pressure is slightly on the higher side. I checked my BP every day at night for about 2 to 3 weeks and found that 90 % of the time, it is in the range of 135 to 150/80 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You BP (blood pressure) is on the higher side as per current international guideline. It may be due to persistent anxiety. Cardiac pain is mostly seen as central chest pain and increases on exer...  Read Full »

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