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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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I am seeking information about lipids. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. Please provide some insights into the following questions. What are lipids, and what is their role in the body? How do lipids affect heart health? What is a lipid profile, and what does it consist of? What are the ideal or healthy lipid levels I should aim f...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Lipids are fat content that is deposited in the body as adipose tissues, and they bind in the blood as lipoproteins that help transport oxygen, food substances, and blood products. Lipids affect the heart by causing coronary disease when the levels are elevated in the b...  Read Full »

I have lost weight. Please review my HCP reports.

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 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 diabetes s...  Read Full »

Can statins be started in case of an abnormal lipid profile?

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 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 »

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 go...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are three things you are asking, statin, diet, exercise, right? 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 4...  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 »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 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 »

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