Ldl

LDL stands for low-density lipoprotein, or otherwise called the 'bad' cholesterol. It is a type of cholesterol that puts your heart at risk for cardiovascular diseases. The average levels of LDL should be between 100 to 129 mg/dL.

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Why does enlarged prostate cause frequent urination at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 66 years old male. I am a vegetarian, non-diabetic, but I lost 8 kilograms in the past 12 months from 81 to 73 kg, apparently for no reason. My diet and lifestyle are the same for the last five years. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your asked question. In your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), important findings are elevated absolute lymphocyte count, slight elevated HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c), increase in LDL (low-density lipoprotein), ...  Read Full »

What are the ways that help to lower LDL cholesterol levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have very high LDL cholesterol, and my primary care physician told me that I might have to see a preventive cardiologist. I am really worried, and I want to lower my LDL cholesterol as soon as possible. What meat and other foods should I be eating to lower this? I also am experiencing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Your LDL (low-density lipoproteins) cholesterol is very high, 244 mg/dL. According to the guidelines about cholesterol, any person more than 20 years of age and LDL more than or equal to 190 mg/dL should take cholesterol-lowering medicine called S...  Read Full »

Do high CRP and hs-CRP indicate cardiovascular problems?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 26 years old with a weight of 60 kilograms. I am taking asthma inhalers and allergy medicines. My CRP and hs-CRP levels are present in borderline. I have an LDL cholesterol of 96 mg/dL and the rest of the lipids are normal. How to lower the levels of CRP, hs-CRP, and LDL? Am I at a hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Palanivel Rajan

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have any recent infection. If yes, then the CRP (C-reactive protein) and hs-CRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein) levels can be raised due to that reason. If not, try to rule out immunological disorders. You can repeat CRP. If it is normal...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of barium poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, My barium level shows greater than 50. I do not drink or smoke. Currently, I am on Winolap for urticaria. I need some help on this. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Barium exposure can be increased if you are in constant exposure, which can occur through pollution also. Do you work in a place where electronics are concerned or travel near factories?¬†Have you been recently under radiological procedure like barium swallow? The above a...  Read Full »

Why was I prescribed Simvastatin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 55 year old female. My HDL is 70, LDL 207, cholesterol 288, AST 35, MPV 4.5 and monocyte auto 1.4. All my other readings in my health check are normal. My doctor has prescribed 10 mg of Simvastatin. I do not know whether I should take it or not after I read the side effects. I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish N Garg

Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reason for Simvastatin is your high LDL cholesterol level (low-density lipoprotein). This will help you. For further doubts consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist  Read Full »

What causes pain around the waistline?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tested my blood. It showed iron and vitamin D level as very low and hs-CRP is three times higher than the reference range. I am feeling some niggle or continuous pain in the right-hand side waist for the last eight months, exactly in the area where the belt is getting tightened. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D deficiency can cause bone weakness and that can lead to waist pain. With Vitamin D supplementation, it shall become alright. But, I need to go through the reports before suggesting any medications. Hence, kindly upload the reports. Revert back with the reports t...  Read Full »

My Agatston score is 34. Please suggest what has to be done.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old male. I weigh 185 pounds, height is 5.7 feet, and BMI 29. Recently my primary care doctor had a calcium score and stress test done on me and the calcium score (Agatston method) came out 34 and he said I am in the 96th percentile. My stress test was normal. He suggest...  Read Full »


Dr. Nishith Chandra

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your stress test is normal, and the calcium score is only 34, one thing is certain that at present there is no significant blockage in your coronary arteries. I was wondering what is the need for a statin, you have not shared your lipid profile report with me. Is ...  Read Full »

Will aortic dilation cause potential anuerysm?

Query: Hello doctor, I just received the report from a cardiac calcium scoring CT scan, and while my calcium score is zero, the report notes that my aortic root is dilated up to 3.7cm.I am a 42-year-old male. I had the CT scan performed because of recurring pain and tightness in my left arm, left side of m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have classical symptoms of angina, like chest pain occurring every time or most of the time you exert (rather than occasional symptoms), then you will also need to undergo stress test as well. Because calcium scoring is not a reliable test to rule out the pos...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for spider veins and swollen legs.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 60 years old. I am in excellent health. I just had medical checkup and everything fine except cholesterol reading of 320 despite a healthy diet and exercise. My problem is peripheral edema, spider veins and swollen legs, which is often very painful after standing for a long time. In ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. Regarding cholesterol, I suppose what you have said 302 is total cholesterol. It is elevated, but I need to know two other values like LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol level and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol...  Read Full »

Am I prone to get a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a CT scan of my heart to check for calcium buildup in my arteries. The score is 5.83 cubic mm and there is a break down in left anterior descending and no detectable calcification. An approximately 2 mm calcification is present within the proximal aspect of the left circumflex coron...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Maroti Celerio Mandurke

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We follow so many patients, but these are just a predictor of screening patient who are at risk. Even, a low score person also gets a heart attack. You need to show your report to your cardiologist rather than doing interpretation by yourself. Even we had seen so ...  Read Full »

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