High Triglycerides

Triglycerides are stored in the fat cells when you eat, which are then released for energy between meals. High triglycerides can thicken the artery walls and increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart diseases.

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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 »

I have done my annual blood test recently. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 5.10 feet male, who weighs 65 kg, and I am attaching my annual blood reports. Please give me necessary medical advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are not clear. Please attach clear reports along with current or past medications, history of previous illness, and current complaints. Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician onl...  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 »

Why am I having terrible upper back pain and left shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male, and I have a terrible upper back and left shoulder pain from past two years. The pain is radiating to the left side of the chest also. Whenever I move my neck, I hear some sound. With this pain, I feel drowsy and light-headed full day. I am not able to do routine...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like the following details. Did you take any x-ray? Have you tried physiotherapy? Was the MRI with or without contrast? Do you feel missed heartbeats when you feel drowsy? Do you get sweaty or get a sinking feeling? If yes, then you need a 24- hour Holter ECG (...  Read Full »

Kindly see my mother's annual health report and advise.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother had her annual health checkup. She is currently taking regular medicines for cholesterol and TSH. Please find the attached annual test reports and advise if everything is fine.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your cholesterol and triglycerides are raised, so you need to increase the dose of medication if taking (hypolipidemic drugs) or need to start them if not taking. RBC (red blood cells) is on a little lower side, but there is nothing to worry as simple iron supplementation...  Read Full »

What are the causes for increased AST and ALT?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 49 years old with a weight of 97 kgs. I am feeling fatigued, weakness and uneasy, and sometimes, I feel shortness of breath, no pain anywhere. I have allergy issues with an IgE level higher around 900 or 1000. whenever I test, I found higher triglycerides. Following are the recent ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High triglycerides are a matter of concern. It is the kind of fat that accumulates in vessels and, therefore, risk of hypertension, diabetes, and other heart diseases as well. As we can see, your systolic blood pressure is on the borderline to hypertension, but diastoli...  Read Full »

Is precordial catch syndrome serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36-year-old female, slightly overweight, and have high triglycerides. I have sharp chest pain that happens very fast, only lasting a second but occurs randomly during the day. I had this throughout my life several times. The pain occurs in the upper center of the chest right at t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sudden onset and offset of pain in the chest is usually due to muscular and skeletal causes, which may be due to trauma. The pain aggravates with movements and deep breathing. Other such sudden sharp pain is called precordial catch syndrome (PCS), which aggravate...  Read Full »

Can prediabetes cause neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about peripheral neuropathy in the feet caused by metabolic syndrome and prediabetes. I was diagnosed with prediabetes two months back, and I was at a very early stage along with a triglyceride level of 1.97, which is slightly high. I had elevated blood pressure and gai...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that we can not make predictions if this neuropathy will subside because if it is related to diabetes, it usually does not subside. But, if it is related to malnutrition, weight loss, and diet, there are good...  Read Full »

Does intake of Isotretinoin affect pregnancy in the future?

Query: Hi doctor,I am an unmarried woman. My plan is to get into marriage life after two years. Currently, I have been taking Isotretinoin for the past 20 days. I have heard that it may cause infertility in women. Does Isotretinoin cause future birth defect? Will it affect my future pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, it is known that Isotretinoin can cause severe birth defects in the baby if taken during pregnancy. So, you must not take it, if you are pregnant. And if you have taken, then some doctor will advice termination also in early pregnancy. But, ther...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male with borderline cholesterol. Total cholesterol 200 and triglyceride 200 to 350 mg/dL. I had TMT test and heart echo last year, which were normal. This year, I checked homocysteine, troponin-I and myoglobulin, which were also found to be normal. My three months old...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I would say that you are a non-smoker and a normotensive person. You are in late 30s. Your TMT and echo were normal and all the cardiac enzymes are normal. Your only sole r...  Read Full »

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