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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Are medicines necessary for elevated LDL levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 43 years old. I do not smoke or drink, but my food habits are not very good. Recently, I got my blood checked for Apo B/Apo A and the ratio was really bad at 1.6. The triglyceride is around 474 and this rose from 270 around three months back. My HDL is 26, LDL 116 and TC 237. Let... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You definitely need treatment for high cholesterol along with dietary modifications. You need to be started on a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. Start regular exercise and avoid oil, rice and potatoes. For blood sugars, you can wa... Read Full »
What is the risk of high triglycerides?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having high triglycerides around 250 to 500, but very low LDL around 30 to 45 for the last five years. Kindly help. What should I do? I swim five days a week for 20 minutes daily. I am currently on tablet vitamin B12 and Zinc supplement. I have also attached my laboratory reports. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Increase in triglycerides of this level should be treated with Fenofibrate. I would recommend to reduce potato, rice and sweets. In case you consume alcohol you should quit it. Continue with swimming and in winters do jogging. For f... Read Full »
Why do I have a burning sensation in my chest after a meal?
Query: Hello doctor, I have shortness of breath sometimes, burning sensation in the chest after having a meal. Consult with the doctor and get prescribed Omez DSR in the morning. Also, do some medical test including ECG, so the report is herewith attached. Please confirm the test analysis. The patient is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only significant finding is of deranged cholesterol levels. Your LDL cholesterol is mildly elevated, so you should have a healthy lifestyle like avoiding fatty oily food and daily ... Read Full »
Please check my lipid profile and provide detailed interpretation.
Query: Hi doctor, Over the last four months, I have been on high fat, high protein, and low carbohydrate diet where I am taking 250 g of protein, 200 g of fat (mostly saturated), and a very low carbohydrate target of less than 50 g per day. Cholesterol is one of the major problems in my family, so I got a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your lipid profile (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) suggests that you have normal cholesterol levels except LDL cholesterol, which is raised. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are good cholesterol and protect blood vessels from deposition of cholest... Read Full »
My son has diarrhea after having certain types of meals. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,Hope you are doing fine. My son consulted a doctor for diarrheal syndrome. He suffers from diarrhea after having certain types of meals and also when he drinks a glass of wine or beer. Attached to this message, you will find his recent laboratory test results. His liver values seem to b... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and found some important things regarding his liver and lipid profile. He has a bad lipid profile. It is bad because he has to keep an eye on this iss... Read Full »
Please access my reports and provide me a proper diagnosis.
Query: Hello doctor, Please access my report to provide me a proper diagnosis. I have similar laboratory values from the past two years, but no stomach complaints or any discomfort. I am not taking any medication. I just want to bring down my cholesterol, creatinine and amylase levels. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I would try to address each significant point separately. Your serum amylase is 140 and lipase is normal. It is of no significance in your case as you do not have pain in... Read Full »
Are my hemoglobin and hematocrit values in the normal range?
Query: Hello doctor,I have 18.1 g/dL as my hemoglobin level, and my hematocrit is 50.8. Is it normal? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per your test results, your alkaline phosphatase and total bilirubin are elevated. This means a problem in the liver or the biliary tract. Also, your LDL (low-density lipoproteins) ... Read Full »
My calcium score test result was 0.4. Do I have any risk?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 47-year-old male, who is hypertensive for the past seven years. I take daily medicine to control my blood pressure. I do not have any other problem. I went to my cardiologist last week, for the yearly medical checkup. My LDL is 170, HDL is 41, ECG is normal, and blood test came back... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A calcium score of 0 means no identifiable disease, while 1 to 99 indicates mild disease. And score between 0 to 1 indicates minimal disease. It is near normal; there is no significant risk associated. I think you should take statins bec... Read Full »
Can low-dose statin medications lower cholesterol in one week?
Query: Hello doctor, In October of last year, I had my cholesterol tested. My total cholesterol was 158 mg/dl. I had been on a low-dose statin medication at the time, so I took myself off the statin as I had made significant changes in my diet which I believe lowered my cholesterol to this level (lowest in... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your investigation reports. All reports are acceptable except LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol which are very low. You know cholesterol is required for the body to synthesize hormones like glucocorticoid... 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 »