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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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 220 lbs, and now I weigh 198.4 lbs. And my... Read Full »
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 »
What is the risk of postponing an angiography?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 6 feet and weight is 213 pounds. 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 depress... Read Full »
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 »
What are the ways to get rid of high cholesterol?
Query: Hi sir, I am a 30-year-old male. I am working in an insurance company. No habit of smoking or drinking. My height is 5 feet 10 inches, and weight is 185 lbs. I have been getting left-sided chest pain for two years. I also have left-sided shoulder pain that radiates into the upper back and left hand ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your query I understood your concern. Epigastric pain radiating to back and shoulders should be evaluated for gastric discomforts like gastritis and cholecystitis which is very common in deranged lipid profile. I believe this is due to hyperlipidemia. Your lipid p... Read Full »
By looking at my HDL level, what will you suggest? Diet or exercise.
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 77 years old. Just had quad bypass surgery. Too clogged for a stent. Not overweight (ever). Smoked 2 or 3 cheap cigars a day for 15 to 20 years. No regular exercise, but stayed busy in the yard, walked the dogs, etc. Generally ate what he wanted, including both a lot of g... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are three things you are asking, statin, diet, exercise, right? 1. Statin: Scientific evidence shows elevated lipid especially LDL is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. And guidelines tell us that everyone aged ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »