Hyperlipidemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Excessive cholesterol in the blood gets accumulated in the blood vessels and narrows them. This makes the person susceptible to cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.
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How to cure the pain and discomfort present in pancreas?
Query: Hi doctor, I have mild pain and discomfort where my pancreas is, and I cannot eat or drink much more. I ate a small portion of chicken, potato salad, and green beans for dinner and had apple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast. It took a few weeks to be able to eat this, and I was barely eating during t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you must be very upset about your ongoing chronic pain and inability to eat because of pain. The diagnosis of pancreatitis requires blood, stool investigations, plus radiological evidence on CT (computed tomography) scan or MRI (magnetic resonan... Read Full »
I am suffering from high cholesterol, and I would like to know if it can cause corneal arcus?
Query: Hi doctor, I have recently noticed a corneal arcus develop in my eyes. So as a result, I had my lipid levels checked. According to the report, serum total cholesterol level is 5.6 mmol/L, serum HDL cholesterol level is 1.2 mmol/L, triglyceride levels are 2.2 mmol/L, serum LDL cholesterol level is 3.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Firstly, corneal arcus (lipid deposition in the peripheral cornea) is not common in your age group. It generally starts at around 50 to 60 years of age. Under the age of 40, the presence of arcus is usually associated with high lipid level... Read Full »
Can we get a definitive diagnosis by a histopathological examination?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a few doubts regarding the pathology reports. Please clarify. It seems like advances in pathology is increasing diagnostic confidence. Can alcoholic liver disease biopsy result ever be 100% accurate by itself? Labeling something as "consistent with" could be a real problem for all ... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Histopathology examination by biopsy is the most confirmatory method for many pathological conditions. Hyperlipidemia can lead fatty liver condition, which can be because of alcohol as well. From histopathology examination, it can be surely said that whether it is an in... Read Full »
Kindly review my medical reports and share your suggestions.
Query: Hi doctor, I request you to please review my medical reports and share your recommendations. Could you please suggest your views on the ECG report attached? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports are fine, except a few abnormalities (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your lipid profile is showing increased cholesterol, both total and LDL (low-density lipoprotein). Also, liver enzyme ALT (alanine transaminase) is borderline, which is ... Read Full »
How can hyperlipidemia be kept in control?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a 70-year-old person, and she is fine and not taking any medications. But her lipid profile does not look good, and I feel she might need some medications to control the same. I have attached the two full-body reports of my mother, one done last week and another six month... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows that her cholesterol is certainly too elevated and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is mildly elevated, which is fine. Her Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D were low in her first re... Read Full »
Does Aspirin reduce the risk of heart diseases?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male with a bodyweight of 107 kg. As my cholesterol is high, I am taking Ecosprin Gold 10 mg. Shall I continue with this one or stop it? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please share your cholesterol report. Even if cholesterol is high, there is no need for Ecosprin Gold 10 mg (Aspirin). Instead, statin may be needed depending upon your lipid profile. Do you have diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure)? Read Full »
Is variability of blood pressure a symptom of orthostatic hypertension?
Query: Hi doctor, My blood pressure is high when I am up. It is 150/95 but drops as low as 77/45 when laying down. My cardiologist told me this makes no sense and dismissed me. I am not lying. This is happening every single time. My left-sided heart, liver, and spleen are enlarged. I have a history of hyp... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Yes, this can occur. It is called orthostatic hypertension, and it signals an abnormality in cardiovascular autonomic control mechanisms. Diabetes mellitus may be one of its causes as it leads to autonomic dysfunction. Control diabetes, cholest... Read Full »
Why do I have a problem with my sex life after my treatment for UTI?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male, with normal blood sugar, blood pressure and borderline LDL. For the last ten years I had taken treatment for UTI three times, with approximately three years interval. This is my past history. Now I have problem in my sex life. For the last six months I lost ... Read Full »
Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks very much for consulting us. Erection can be related to something we call metabolic syndrome. If you have hyperlipidemia, it means your lipids are high in the blood, or you are overweight slightly as your height is 173 cm, and weight is 82 kg, which is suppose t... Read Full »
Why does my dad have frequent headaches?
Query: Hi doctor, My father is 67 years old. He had a habit of consuming alcohol and tobacco. For the past three years, he has a headache that starts at any point of time. He also had a bit of memory loss and malfunctioning of ears and eyes. So, we had a CT scan of his brain done. Some medications were s... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father's CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) describes two things as follows. Loss of blood supply in small areas of the brain. This will not cause any problem to him. But, the underlying problem of narrow neck vessels or hyperlipidemia ... Read Full »
Can high cholesterol cause high blood sugar?
Query: Hello doctor, I found in my test report with high mentioned below. Bilirubin total 1.4 H mg/dl Triglycerides 251 H mg/dl 0.0-150.0 LDL cholesterol 108 H mg/dl < 100 VLDL cholesterol 50.2 H mg/dl < 40 Cholesterol /HDL ratio 5.28 H - 0.0-5.0 Fasting blood sugar (Hexokinase) 126 H mg/dl 70... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Abnormal reports are one is lipid profile, you are having hyperlipidemia and secondly, blood sugars which are just in a diabetic range. Bold figures are not necessarily abnormal and slight variation is acceptable. Get one ECG (electrocardiography) done as well. You ... Read Full »