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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How can I recover from grade 1 fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male. Recently, I went for a master checkup. To my horror, I found my liver reports abnormal. I have attached my reports for your reference. The ultrasound of abdomen revealed grade-I fatty changes in liver. Apart from this, my triglycerides levels are also elevated. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to get routine checkup (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and you got your problem identified earlier. Fatty changes are not good thing. It may lead to cirrhosis. Mild elevation of unconjugated bilirubin suggests syndromes association or hemolysi...  Read Full »

Can I take Atenolol 50 mg even if I have dizziness and low BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on medication Atenolol 50 mg for the last 2 years. Nowadays, I am going through low blood pressure. Yesterday, my blood pressure was 115/65 mmHg. I am also having dizziness. I had gone through dizziness and low blood pressure of 110/65 mmHg last month and it remained for four to five...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to ask a few questions. Do you ever complain of chest pain associated with palpitation? Is there any family history of heart disease?Since how long you are taking Atenolol? Do have complained of shortness of breath or edema over legs and...  Read Full »

Can thyroid and contraceptive medications increase my triglyceride levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had hypothyroidism since last year. Currently, I am taking Levothyroxine - 25 mcg, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, Paroxetine, Levocetirizine, Multivitamin. My lab results showed HDL 32 mg/dL, non-HDL 126 mg/dL and triglycerides - 585 mg/dL. Is that my condition is because of my medication? K...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. High triglyceride levels can be due to the following reasons: 1) Birth control pills are commonly known to cause a deranged lipid profile. 2) Hypothyroidism. 3) Alcohol intake. 4) Obesity- since your BMI (body mass index) is fine, we ca...  Read Full »

I suffer from health anxiety. Please evaluate my health report.

Query: Hello doctor,Please evaluate my health report. I suffer from health anxiety. Currently, I am taking Nebistar 2.5 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your attached reports triglycerides are a little bit high (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All other findings are not that much significant. Your HbA1c (glycosylated hemoglobin) level is also borderline. So you can adopt a healthy lifestyle with m...  Read Full »

Why have my blood pressure and triglyceride levels increased even after taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a myocardial infarction at the age of 40. Stents were placed at the age of 60. Now, I am 72 years old. I am using the medicines tablets Metoprolol Succinate 50, Losartan 50, and Ecosprin 150. My blood pressure and other parameters would be within normal limits. However, in the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have uncontrolled hypertension, which could cause heart attacks and other complications like stroke. Also, the triglycerides are high, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular complications. The target blood pressure level is 140/...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my 4-year-old diabetic son with high lipid panel?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 years old and he has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one year ago. He has a high lipid panel. Comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, T4 free, and thyroid have been done. Reports have been attached herewith. His A1C is 7.2. He uses Omnipod and Dexcom. He uses NovoL...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not something that one should be worried about. Triglycerides are high when the sugars are high and when sugars settle, the triglycerides also settle. Do not panic. Blood urea nitrogen is just above and it is not significant.   Read Full »

How to reduce borderline cholesterol by diet control?

Query: Hi doctor, My health issues are borderline total cholesterol and triglyceride. I have been suffering from hyperlipidemia for the past five years and I have attached all the reports for your reference. I have reduced down weight from 75 kg to 67 kg. With diet control, I have reduced my triglycerides ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. This level of rise in triglycerides does not require treatment with any medicines (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to start more of a cardio workout and avoid fat in diet. Replace all kitchen cooking utensils with non-s...  Read Full »

Why do my total cholesterol and triglycerides level keep fluctuating?

Query: Hello doctor, My recent lipid profile showed borderline cholesterol and triglycerides. My total cholesterol is 207 and triglycerides are 324. From the past seven years, my cholesterol is fluctuating. The cholesterol keeps fluctuating around 200 and triglycerides between 180 to 300. My echocardiogram...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish N. Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should continue taking Rosuvastatin. I suggest adding Fenofibrate 160 mg daily. It will help in improving the lipid profile. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine after their consent. I hope this helps. For...  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 the necessary medical advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 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. Thank you.  Read Full »

Why is my husband's sugar level consistently high despite taking medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has diabetes for the last 10 years. He is currently on Amaryl M1. He is living a sedentary lifestyle. For the past few months, the sugar level is always high despite the medication. The fasting blood sugar value was around 169, a week back. His other tests like triglycerides...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest a stepwise approach. As the blood glucose level is not controlled on Amaryl M 1, increase the dose to Amaryl M 2 (Glimepiride and Metformin), one tablet in the m...  Read Full »

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