High Ldl

LDL refers to low-density lipoprotein. It is a condition in which high-level low-density lipoprotein builds up a lot of cholesterol in arteries. It is also called bad cholesterol. If the cholesterol level is between 4.4-4.8 mmol/dL (millimoles per deciliter), it comes under LDL.

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My girlfriend has raised levels of C-reactive, alpha 1 and 2, and LDH, and low levels of percent transferrin saturation. Does it mean she has lupus or cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,This query is for my girlfriend, basically, we did a flow cytometry test and we found a couple of high results I am worried about it and I need a second opinion. The flow cytometry was fine and no abnormality was found. Let me attach some pictures for you. ANA test was negative, a recen...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) review is perfectly normal as mentioned in flow cytometry. Globulin is only one or two digits up and albumin is one or two digit low. As it is not clinically significant so it is taken as normal. So, i...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain in my left arm and leg that is radiating from the chest and the back?

Query: Hello doctor, My left arm and left leg is paining for the past few days. I am feeling numbness and pain radiating from the chest, the back, and the side of the chest. Also, I have high cholesterol levels. Why there is a pain in my arm and leg? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. The pain you feel is unlikely to be related to your heart since the heart does not cause pain in the leg. Pain can be due to local trauma, joint inflammation, bony pain, or nerve compression. Detailed examinatio...  Read Full »

I am a 53-year-old male who is otherwise healthy but has increased LDL levels. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 53-year-old male. I took blood tests recently, and my HDL is 72 mg/dl, LDL is 192 mg/dl, and my Total HDL ratio is 3.9:1. My blood pressure is normal, and I do not have any other issues. Is this high LDL a concern? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have noted your medical history. I will read your laboratory reports and get back to you. Thank you.  Read Full »

My blood pressure is 130/90 mm Hg and my LDL level is 163 mg/dL. Should I take a tablet of Rosuvastatin 10 mg?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a MBBS graduate doing my junior residency. I have had a high blood pressure of 150/100 mm Hg, heart rate of 90 to 100 beats/minute for the past 4 years. I am taking tablet Cilnidipine 10 mg, tablet Telmisartan 40 mg, tablet Metoprolol XL 50 mg once daily for the past 4 days. My blood ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your blood pressure measurements are not really bad. I advise you to only measure in the morning after waking up. Start exercising and become fit. I suggest tablet Rosuvastatin 10 mg daily for two weeks.  Read Full »

Is the lack of taking cholesterol medications cause increase LDL levels?

Query: Hello doctor,Can someone evaluate my bloodwork results? My doctor is not available and I want to see how bad it is.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. I saw the files you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Interpretation of the test result: Complete Blood Count (CBC) is normal. There is no deficiency of hemoglobin, and red cell indices are normal. Kidney fun...  Read Full »

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 »

I am a teenager and I have hypercholesterolemia. How to improve my health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19-year-old female. I have had a history of hypercholesterolemia for the last six years. I have been following a proper diet, daily physical exercise, and a lot of Ayurvedic tactics. I have done everything for this, but still, my condition is not improving. My cholesterol levels ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Hypercholesterolemia in this age can be due to familial causes. But, as you mentioned, there is no family history, so chances of being familial are low. I would advise continuing with diet, exercise, avoidance of junk food, smoking, etc. I suggest you take statins like R...  Read Full »

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