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.
All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.
My blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol levels are fluctuating despite medications. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old male with a history of hypertension for 20 years and diabetes for 10 years. I have been taking Telmisartan 80 H, Supermet XL 50 , Glimepiride 2 mg in the morning, and Metformin 1 Gm SR at dinner. Until last year, my HbA1c was below 6 %, and I was quite active, playin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical conditions and treat them accordingly. Diet modification is also needed. For details on a diet, please follow up, mention your weight,... 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 185 lbs. 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 »
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 »
I have been experiencing shallow breathing. Is it due to my anxiety disorder, or is my high cholesterol levels causing it?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from shallow breathing for a couple of weeks. I also have high cholesterol and a bad anxiety disorder. After a panic attack, I went to the doctor, and they did the oxygen measuring, EKG, and chest X-ray, and everything looked fine. My question is, should I still i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. If ECG (electrocardiogram) and chest X-ray were normal, there is no acute issue. Yes, for risk stratification, you should check your fasting lipid profile, HbA1c, and fasting blood sugar levels. Keep blood pressur... Read Full »
Why do I have high cholesterol, dizziness, headache, and disorientation while walking?
Query: Hello doctor, My cholesterol levels are high. I have dizziness upon fast movement and pain in my eyes and forehead. Previously, I had disorientation while walking and would take the tablet Stugeron. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will surely help you out. I have reviewed your attachments (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your cholesterol level is borderline, whereas triglycerides are slightly higher. The other blood tests are normal except ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »