Hypercholesterolemia

Hypercholesterolemia is a condition presenting with increased amounts of cholesterol in the blood. It creates fatty deposits in the blood, which can block the flow of blood in the heart and cause a heart attack or stroke. Affected individuals with hypercholesterolemia have an increased risk of developing coronary artery disease and stroke.

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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 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 »

Why does my aunt have high cholesterol levels without any signs or symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have taken my aunt for a general check-up. Her blood reports showed high cholesterol levels. However, she has no signs or symptoms related to it. Is it possible to have high cholesterol levels without showing any symptoms? Also, can high cholesterol levels be reversed? Are...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Kindly let me know how high are the cholesterol levels. Consumption of oily and fat foods can increase cholesterol levels in the body. A proper diet that includes green vegetables, less oil, and regular physical a...  Read Full »

I am a teenager and I have hypercholesterolemia. How to improve my health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19-year-old female. I have had a history of hypercholesterolemia for the last six years. I have been following a proper diet, daily physical exercise, and a lot of Ayurvedic tactics. I have done everything for this, but still, my condition is not improving. My cholesterol levels ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Hypercholesterolemia in this age can be due to familial causes. But, as you mentioned, there is no family history, so chances of being familial are low. I would advise continuing with diet, exercise, avoidance of junk food, smoking, etc. I suggest you take statins like R...  Read Full »

Can you help me in analyzing my blood test reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I did my preventive blood checkup and there are abnormalities in the lipid profile, liver profile and CBC profile. I am attaching the report.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your reports are fine except for the lipid profile. The figures in bold are not always abnormal. A slight variation is acceptable. You have hypercholesterolemia, that is, LDL cholesterol is ele...  Read Full »

My attached report shows mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male, and I weigh 84 kg. I have a history of asthma, for which I use Salbutamol. I also have eczema and alopecia, for which I use topical Hydrocortisone and Finasteride 1 mg respectively. I do not smoke or drink. My last routine investigation, which I did last year,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you do have a very high cholesterol and high LDL levels, which indicate that you have dyslipidemia. Your ultrasound also shows non-alcoholic fatty liver dise...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take my blood pressure and asthma medicines on a long-term basis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Montair LC, Deriphyllin 150 mg, Losar H, Aztor 10 mg, and Seroflo 250 inhaler for ten years for blood pressure, asthma, and cholesterol. Kindly guide me on whether it is suitable to take these medicines for a longer period. Moreover, any substitutes available for these med...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from hypertension, bronchial asthma, and hypercholesterolemia for the last ten years. You have been taking Montair LC, Deriphyllin, Losar H, Aztor, Seroflo 250 inh...  Read Full »

What causes extreme fatigue and weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, I gained a lot of weight. I am feeling exhausted, always hungry, and no energy with body aches and pain. I have attached my reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from obesity, feeling of being hungry, energy-less, body ache, and pain. According to the investigation report that is provided here (attachment removed to protect patient's identity)...  Read Full »

Can a high LDL cholesterol level lead to liver damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a blood test yesterday, and it shows that I have the following results: My question is (do I have to worry about my liver function while GPT (ALT) is 52 U/L and LDL cholesterol is 169 mg/dL?). Do I have any liver damage? My fasting blood sugar 83 mg/dl, Hb A1c 5.41 %, creatinine 99...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) of more than 150 shows that you have bad cholesterol in your body. It should ideally be less than 100, but less than 150 is desirable. I think you can consider cutting down fried items and processed food and try a low-fat diet for a month a...  Read Full »

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