High Blood Lipids

Blood lipids are used to describe the fatty substances found in the blood, such as cholesterol and triglycerides. Too much of lipids in the blood increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and various other heart conditions. A healthy lifestyle, losing excess weight, and exercising can help keep lipid levels under control.

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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 »

I have a fatty liver, high lipid levels, hyperacidity, and GERD. What should I do to improve my health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male. I suffer from the following: Grade one to two non-alcoholic fatty liver. High lipid levels (total cholesterol - 231, LDL- 157, Triglyceride - 214, HDL- 31). Hyperacidity and GERD. I do not smoke or drink. How can I improve my health? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The fatty changes identified on the ultrasound scan and the raised lipid profile are due to a sedentary lifestyle and are common in men who do desk jobs. Your lipid profile is not too high to be concerned. I sugge...  Read Full »

What is the cause of left-sided hand and leg numbness?

Query: Hello doctor,I have numbness and tiredness in my left side hand and leg. I am taking cardiac medications.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your health investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are different possibilities that may cause weakness of one side of the body as in your case. Bleeding or clotting of blood in brain areas. There may be a lesion that com...  Read Full »

My lipid profile test results are very high. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have no medical history. I regularly go for a walk. However, my lipid profile test results are high. Please suggest why these are so high. Do I need to use any medicine to maintain the lipid profile? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I have checked all the attached reports (the attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity). There is no doubt that high lipid profile causes significant cardiovascular complications and requires st...  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 iss...  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old male, and my insulin-like growth factor 1 is 368 ng/mL. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, Should a 32-year-old male be concerned if recent bloodwork shows insulin-like growth factor 1 as 368 ng/mL? I am currently taking Adderall XR 30 mg twice daily. Is that normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I just read your query, and from what you have attached (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity), your IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) levels are normal for your age. Results of IGF-1 are given in nanograms per milli...  Read Full »

My wife is pregnant, and her triglycerides are high. What should we do?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is expecting and had her lipid profile done two days ago. And her triglycerides were found to be 781. What should we do?  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, I would like to know if she has had a problem with her lipid profile before her pregnancy or if this is the first time she has been diagnosed with it. If she had cholesterol before pregnancy, there is a genetic cause, and she will n...  Read Full »

I have recently got a lipid profile with LDL and HDL values within the abnormal range. Should I start statins?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a healthy, active, 70-year-old female with a lipid panel (cholesterol) within normal limits. I have no risk history, but the lipid-protein profile was done for the first time, and it is abnormal. LDL and HDL are in the high range. My doctor recommends a Statin, but my husband sugge...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please share your lipid profile. If LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is more than 190 mg/dL, Statins should be started. If LDL is between 160 to 189 mg/dL and other risk factors such as a family history of ischemic heart disease, Statins (cholesterol-lowering medication...  Read Full »

Are there any preventive measures to control high BP and diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old. I have issues with high BP and diabetes. The doctor has given me a medicine for the heart and cholesterol. Are these good medicines? Is there any prevention I need to take? In some reports, it says that something is passing through the urine. I do not understand...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Regarding your urine doubt, I did not find anything in the urine report and there is nothing abnormal mentioned regarding urine. So, please see to it and reupload the report if availab...  Read Full »

I have elevated triglycerides levels. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, Are triglycerides, lymphocytes, and ESR out of range? Please check and confirm whether any other values need to be verified.  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith. M. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are high, which will increase the risk of cardiac and cerebrovascular disease. To reduce the risks, you can make some healthy lifestyle habits such as: 1. Improve your fitness by doing aerobic exercises like walking, swimming, and ...  Read Full »

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