Hdl

HDL, otherwise called high-density lipoprotein or "good" cholesterol, is the type of cholesterol that carries cholesterol from other body parts to the liver. The cholesterol is then removed from the body. The optimal level of HDL in men and women is more than 60 mg/dL.

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I have been doing morning walks for three years; why do I suddenly feel tired and lack stamina after the walk?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 50 year old male. I am taking BP medicine Cilaheart 10 twice a day for the past seven years. I do morning walks of about 5 km average for six days a week since the past three years. I normally have a sound sleep for six to seven hours every day. I normally getup twice for urination...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaveri Dandapani

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Sorry to say that, yes, you are diabetic.I would like you to take Glycomet (Metformin) 500 mg once a day, preferably in the morning, to avoid any hypoglycemic effects. If I were your doctor, I would have started it when I first saw the A1C to be abnormal. Even though yo...  Read Full »

What should be done for the abnormalities shown in the blood test report?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic patient and I take Cetapin XR 1000 twice a day but, due to some irregularity and working stress my fasting sugar is now 140. In my test report, some other abnormalities were also present, which I have mentioned below: Triglyceride: 151 Cholesterol HDL direct: 35 Cholest...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your reports, I observe you have vitamin D deficiency, subclinical hypothyroidism, transaminitis, and reduced HDL. You are overweight. So, I would advise you to involve in physical exercises, brisk walking, and make dietary modifications. For diabetes, you are al...  Read Full »

My son has diarrhea after having certain types of meals. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Hope you are doing fine. My son consulted a doctor for diarrheal syndrome. He suffers from diarrhea after having certain types of meals and also when he drinks a glass of wine or beer. Attached to this message, you will find his recent laboratory test results. His liver values seem to b...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and found some important things regarding his liver and lipid profile. He has a bad lipid profile. It is bad because he has to keep an eye on this issue...  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 »

Do I need drugs for high triglycerides and VLDL?

Query: Dear doctor, I am a 31 year old male. Below is my lipid profile report: Total cholesterol: 186 mm/dL. Triglycerides: 876 mm/dL. HDL: 38 mm/dL. LDL: 27 mm/dL. VLDL: 175 mm/dL. Please advise medicines if needed.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your triglyceride level and VLDL (very low density lipoprotein) is extremely high. This can put you at the risk of heart attack, stroke, and pancreatitis. My advise is to start taking tablet Roseday-F (10/160) daily night after food. Also stop eating non-vegetarian ...  Read Full »

Please check my lipid profile and provide detailed interpretation.

Query: Hi doctor, Over the last four months, I have been on high fat, high protein, and low carbohydrate diet where I am taking 250 g of protein, 200 g of fat (mostly saturated), and a very low carbohydrate target of less than 50 g per day. Cholesterol is one of the major problems in my family, so I got a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your lipid profile (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) suggests that you have normal cholesterol levels except LDL cholesterol, which is raised. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are good cholesterol and protect blood vessels from deposition of cholest...  Read Full »

Should I take medicines for increased triglyceride level in the blood?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I got a lipid profile done, and the triglycerides level was 207 mg/dL, apart from that everything was normal. As it was a festival season, I had a lot of drinks and food for three days before the blood test. My doctor told me to take Razel (Rosuvastatin) tablets for 3 to 4 mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will try to explain in detail about the lipid profile. Triglyceride levels in the lipid profile depend on the fasting status. If the blood sample is taken in fasting, the upper limit is 200 mg/dL. But the value changes with the food taken by you. In your case, ther...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have low HDL and LDL cholesterol and increased weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 6 feet tall male, who is 31 years old, and I weigh 88 kg. I recently got a lipid profile done, and the report showed my HDL to be 23 mg/dL and LDL to be 80 mg/dL. I feel a slight left-sided chest pain sometimes. I gained 20 kg in the last two years. I do not drink or smoke. What sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your lipid profile is good, except your HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) are low. Low LDL is good, so do not worry. As you gained 20 kg in the last two years and for mild chest pains, I suggest you get the following tests done: Free T4, T3...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the blood report and give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few weeks, I have had severe pain and inflammation in both the legs, from my knees to the foot. I limp while walking, and have no injuries or accident. Also, I feel very lazy, weak, and sometimes feel feverish in the evenings. My concentration at work is also going down. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is nothing serious, no need to worry. The central problem associated with you is obesity. Obesity has lead to excess fat deposition in the liver, leading to mild elevation of AST (aspartat...  Read Full »

What causes the rise of ALT and HDL in blood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46-year-old man of 182 cm height and 88 kg weight. My T4 is 11.39 ug/dL, TSH is 0.005 uIU/mL, and HDL is 34.30 mg/dL, creatine serum is 0.78 mg/dL, ALT serum is 60.90 u/L. I am attaching my reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the reports that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears that you have hyperthyroidism. It means that your thyroid gland is hyperfunctioning. Before we proceed with any treatment, you must do...  Read Full »

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