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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How is fatty liver managed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem with my liver. I took an ultrasound last month and found that I have moderate fatty liver grade 2. I have soreness in my stomach sometimes. If I rate the pain from 1 to 10, it seems to be around 3 to 4. I need some advice and medication for it. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there is nothing to be worried. Fatty liver is common to occur and in the current era, it occurs due to food habits and inadequate physical work. Fatty liver is nothing but t...  Read Full »

What are the ways that help to lower LDL cholesterol levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have very high LDL cholesterol, and my primary care physician told me that I might have to see a preventive cardiologist. I am really worried, and I want to lower my LDL cholesterol as soon as possible. What meat and other foods should I be eating to lower this? I also am experiencing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Your LDL (low-density lipoproteins) cholesterol is very high, 244 mg/dL. According to the guidelines about cholesterol, any person more than 20 years of age and LDL more than or equal to 190 mg/dL should take cholesterol-lowering medicine called S...  Read Full »

What is the treatment option for Parkinson's disease other than Levodopa?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel extreme fatigue in the morning. I have tremor and right leg tingling. I am experiencing brain fog, Parkinson like symptoms but I did not feel any improvement with Levodopa. My manganese levels are high. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

What could cause transient fatigue and lightheadedness in a 16-year-old girl?

Query: Hello doctor, Our daughter, who recently turned 16, has been having some random, sporadic episodes of transient fatigue and lightheadedness for the past three months. She has no other symptoms, including no weight loss, no headaches, no fever, and no lymphadenopathy. We mentioned it to our regular ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nothing significant was noted except that the cholesterol levels are quite high. I would suggest the following: 1. Daily exercise, walking, or aerobic activ...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my high cholesterol levels and vitamin D deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done the best test today and got the results. My findings are total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, VLDL are high, and Hydroxyvitamin D is deficient. Please review the attached report and kindly provide your consultation and guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your Vitamin D is very low, and you need to take supplements like Vitamin D3 50000 units every week for at least three months. Then repeat your Vitamin D and let me know if you need to continue or not. Vitamin D is abundant in sunlight, and in very few foods, but fish...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of barium poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, My barium level shows greater than 50. I do not drink or smoke. Currently, I am on Winolap for urticaria. I need some help on this. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Barium exposure can be increased if you are in constant exposure, which can occur through pollution also. Do you work in a place where electronics are concerned or travel near factories? Have you been recently under radiological procedure like barium swallow? The above a...  Read Full »

How to control high cholesterol levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 62-year-old male who is 5.6 feet tall and weighs about 79.5 kg. I am a vegetarian, I have diabetes for the past 20 years, and my blood pressure is normal. Sometimes my cholesterol is high, and after taking Stanlip 145 mg tablet (one per day), it uses to come down, but for the past...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Sonologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am happy to give you a consultation. I have gone through your history and your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have attached. I would suggest that your sugar levels are under control and not very high (fasting blood sugar is 135 an...  Read Full »

Why was I prescribed Simvastatin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 55 year old female. My HDL is 70, LDL 207, cholesterol 288, AST 35, MPV 4.5 and monocyte auto 1.4. All my other readings in my health check are normal. My doctor has prescribed 10 mg of Simvastatin. I do not know whether I should take it or not after I read the side effects. I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish N Garg

Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reason for Simvastatin is your high LDL cholesterol level (low-density lipoprotein). This will help you. For further doubts consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist  Read Full »

Based on my thyroid level, do I need medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. My weight is 92 kg and height is 5'9". I got tested for cholesterol and thyroid today. I am attaching my report for your reference. I want to know whether I am suffering from hypothyroidism or any other thyroid disorder. Do I need to start any medication for thyro...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is slightly high. It means that you are having a thyroid problem (hypothyroidism). But, the value is not very high enough to start any medications for that. Just repeat your thyroid test after three months and revert back with the re...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to reduce the higher values in the blood report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from stomach bloating and gastric problem. I had a blood test and the report is as below. Total cholesterol 208 mg/dL, triglyceride 253 mg/dL, HDL 38 mg/dL, LDL 119 mg/dL, SGOT (AST) 63 U/L, SGPT (ALT) ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My lipid test indicates that you have high cholesterol and high triglyceride in blood. This means that you have either higher fat content in the diet or metabolism of fat is not proper. Liver test indicates slightly higher SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase)...  Read Full »

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