Q. What are the measures to get the blood values in control?

Answered by
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 21, 2018

Hello doctor,

Please find attached the blood test report. Highlighted in bold are the tests which are out of range. Can you please advice on the reasons and corrective measures to get the exceeded test values in control? Do I need to perform any follow-up tests? I have got the blood test profile checked just as a general checkup and not specific to any illness (I get it checked once every two years).



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I am impressed with your overall health. However, there are a few things that need to be sorted out.

Your total red blood cells and hemoglobin levels are slightly increased than normal but not significant in the absence of symptoms like headache, hypertension, itching in the body after a warm bath, etc. If you are a long-term smoker, this could be a cause of the slight increase. Do you have any chronic lung disease or kidney disease that is known to you?

Also, I see that your serum lipase is a little off, it usually indicates pancreatitis. Are your suffering from any symptoms like abdominal pain, fever, nausea, or vomiting? I suggest you repeat serum lipase.

For more information consult a family physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/family-physician

Thank you doctor,

I have no headache or itching in the body. After a hot water bath, I just get dry skin (white spots observed in hands and legs). I have no nausea or abdominal pain. I have an upset stomach for the past few days. Can that show high lipase? You have advised for repeat serum lipase. Would you advise to get from the same lab or a different lab? I see the cholesterol level to be moderately high. Can I assume this is in acceptable limits and I do not need to be too concerned? Please advice.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

The cholesterol level is moderately high and for now, you just need lifestyle modifications like dietary restriction of fatty food containing LDL and triglycerides both. You can increase HDL intake in the form of fish and certain nuts in moderate amounts. Also get some walking or jogging five days a week at least. This will do for now.

Coming to the most important one, the lipase. It usually indicates pancreatitis. Can you describe what your symptoms were with the upset stomach? We have to be sure about this. Hence, I asked you to repeat the test and preferably from a different lab.

I want to be sure whether it was pancreatitis or not because it cannot be left untreated. However, since you do not seem to have fever or abdominal pain or nausea/vomiting it would be better to repeat serum lipase. If positive again, do an ultrasound of upper abdomen.

Hope this helps.

For more information consult a family physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/family-physician

Thank you doctor,

Regarding the upset stomach I have, it is just loose stools from past four days. I do not have any pain as such. I have not taken any medicine.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Is the stool pale and bulky, and does it float in water? Because if you are having malabsorption due to pancreatic issues, this can happen.

It is absolutely fine to repeat the result in the same lab as well. I have seen all other reports, so it seems quite good.

Please get the ultrasonography of upper abdomen done as well. This will be conclusive.

For more information consult a family physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/family-physician

Was this answer helpful?


Related Questions:
How to lower lipase and amylase levels?

Thank you doctor,My cholesterol was high ... Crestor 10 mg is statins for lowering cholesterol as prescibed by the doctor ...   Read full

When do amylase and lipase levels become normal after heavy drinking episode?

.. seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You had a mild attack of acute pancreatitis. The amylase level shoots first and slowly decreases over two to three weeks. Lipase shoots slowly. No point in checking it very often ...   Read full

Please let me know, is there any health issue in my routine health checkup.

Your blood cholesterol is not under control, and increased levels of hsCRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) indicates the risk of heart attack and stroke ...   Read full


This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

7 Days COVID Care
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines can be a real lifesaver. Read this to know the answers to the common questions and doubts on COVID-19 ...  Read more»
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder: Break the Shackles and Seek Help!!
This article throws light on Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder, a common but least discussed sexual health topic a...  Read more»
Covaxin Vs Covishield
The coronavirus vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield, have received a green signal for restricted emergency use in India. In...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Family Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.