My husband's hs-CRP and cholesterol levels are high, and vitamin D levels are low. What to do?

Q. What causes high hs-CRP and cholesterol levels and low vitamin D levels in an adult male?

Answered by
Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 15, 2022

Hi doctor,

This query is regarding my husband, who took a paleo diet test two weeks ago. His hs-CRP and cholesterol levels were higher than the normal range, and his vitamin D level seemed lower than average. Can you give him some medications for his problem?

Kindly suggest your opinion.



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I understand your concern.

Can you tell me what medications he is taking at the moment?

Kindly follow up with the answer.

Thank you.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for your reply.

He is not taking any medications. So we would like to hear from you about the further steps to take care of his health.

Thank you.



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I went through the reports and ruled out that his MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) is low, his TC (total count), TGH (triglycerol hydrolase), LDL (low-density lipoprotein), and hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive Protein) levels are high, and his vitamin D levels are low (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Also, it reveals protein traces in the kidneys. So, I suggest he take these medications mentioned below for a month.

1. Capsule Neuro D3 (vitamin D supplement) 60000 IU (International Unit) every alternate day after breakfast.

2. Tablet Q Rami 5 mg (Ramipril) after breakfast and supper.

3. Tablet Coltro 5 mg or RV 5 mg (Rosuvastatin) after breakfast and supper.

4. Tablet Quogress (nutritional supplement) after breakfast and supper.

5. Tablet Nuhenz (a dietary supplement that contains multivitamins and minerals) after breakfast and supper.

6. Tablet Ferizac (Ferrous Ascorbate, Folic Acid, and Zinc Sulphate) after breakfast and supper.

7. Tablet Corus (multivitamin and multimineral) after breakfast and supper.

Kindly consult a specialist, talk to them and take the medications with their consent. Also, kindly follow the instructions mentioned below for better health,

1. Please follow a low carbohydrate and low-fat diet.

2. Eggs with yellow and white parts can be consumed for breakfast. Also, eggs in any form like boiled, half-boiled, plain omelet or masala, or cheese omelet can be consumed.

3. For lunch and supper, green vegetables, pulses, non-vegetarian food, mushrooms, and paneer can be taken. And vegetables like potato, sweet potato, yam, and tapioca need to be avoided,

4. Non-vegetarian foods like fish, chicken, mutton, crab, prawns, beef, and pork can also be taken in any form, like grilled, gravy type, or masala.

4. Include fruits like unripe guava, lemon, gooseberry, and butter fruit (Avocado).

5. For snacks, coconut, tender coconut, almonds, pista, walnut, etc. Also, butter, cheese, milk and curd, coffee, and tea without sugar can be taken. In addition, nuts can be taken in any form, like plain, roasted, ghee roasted, salted, soaked, etc.

6. Butter will be challenging to take. So, start with one spoon and gradually increase the amount daily.

7. Use ghee, coconut oil, sesame or gingelly oil, and groundnut oil for cooking.

The above schedule is indicative. You can swap the components at your convenience. In addition, I have mentioned certain foods and beverages to avoid. Kindly follow these instructions,

1. Kindly note that less than 50 gms of dal or pulses should be consumed daily.

2. Less than 100 ml of milk or curd should be consumed daily. It includes buttermilk as well.

3. Avoid hunger. Please do not have large intervals between meals. Always keep roasted almonds, walnuts, pista, etc., in a bag and eat them when you feel hungry.

4. Kindly avoid sugar, honey, jaggery, palm sugar, rock candy, etc.

5. Kindly avoid aerated beverages.

6. Avoid cakes, bread, biscuits, chips, puffs, wafers, etc. Also, avoid eating savories, sweets, pizza, burgers, etc.

7. Avoid rice, wheat, maida, millet, oats, corn, and other cereals.

8. Avoid eating fruits other than butter fruit, unripe guava, lime, and gooseberry.

Kindly repeat the comprehensive metabolic profile after one month, and kindly send the report for further modification in the diet. Please note that this diet chart is valid for one month only, and you must repeat the blood tests and change the chart accordingly after one month.

I hope this has helped you.

Take care.

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