How To Improve Lipid Profile

High levels of lipids and cholesterol in your blood increase the chances of you developing heart disease. You can improve your lipid profile by taking medicines (statins), taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements, and adapting to a new and healthy lifestyle. Eat healthily, get enough exercise, and manage stress.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Why do I feel lethargic and tired?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel lethargic, tired, and lost a few kilograms of weight. I had an HCP test done. I want you to see it and help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your message. From the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I suggest the following; You have uncontrolled diabetes. At the age of 30, it is likely to be type 1 diabetes, and you need to start an Insulin injection. Meet a local diabe...  Read Full »

Can a low carbohydrate diet, high-fat diet, and intermediate fasting make my glucose and lipid levels normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old male, and I do not smoke or drink. I am prediabetic and overweight from the past five years. I have started LCHF (low carb high fat) and IF (intermediate fasting) diet for seven weeks. This has given very good results, I was 100 kg, and now I weigh 90 kg. And my blo...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. LCHF diet is a good short-term option for weight loss. But it is not a good option for long-term weight loss. Prolonged use of this diet is associated with increased risk of hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease, which limits their long-term use. Based on your m...  Read Full »

I fasted for six hours and got my lipid profile test which showed very high results. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I got some blood tests done, and it showed very high results. Should I be worried? My anxiety is very high. Please advise. I cannot sleep. The test says that I should have fasted for eight hours, but I did the test six hours after breakfast. I hope this may be the reason behind the hig...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will review the reports and will get back to you.   Read Full »

My triglyceride levels have been high for seven years. Is there a way to reduce it?

Query: Hi doctor, How can I reduce triglycerides? I have been checking my lipid profile over last seven years. Every time it comes back normal except triglycerides which are between 250 and 400. Kindly do the needful.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Read Full »

What is the risk of postponing an angiography?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 184 cm and weight is 97 kg. I have breathlessness on exertion. I get some pain in my throat while walking, but not always. I had a TMT test which was positive. I did TMT for 6.3 minutes and stopped due to breathlessness. The ECG showed ST depression o...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

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