Lipid Profile

The blood test that measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood is called a lipid profile or lipid panel. It is used to determine the risk for cardiovascular and other diseases. It measures the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood.

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Can high triglycerides cause dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male, and my query is related to high BP, light-headedness, and high lipids. Let me first share a background and then I will come to the problem. I am over 6 feet tall, and my weight presently is about 113 kg. I smoke cigarettes regularly, around 6 to 7 every day, fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, thank you for the beautiful history. I am sorry, but I disagree with your doctor here, you may not need any BP (blood pressure) medication at all. I know you may be surprised, but according to JNC 8 guidelines, we need to have at least two higher BP readi...  Read Full »

What does my blood test report in fasting indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I had done blood test in fasting and my result is as follows: Plasma glucose fasting 98 mg/dl, lipid profile tests (serum), cholesterol (serum) 288 mg/dL, triglycerides (serum) 242 mg/dL, HDL C (serum) 36 mg/dL, LDL- C (serum) 220 mg/dL, VLDL- C (serum) 32 mg/dL, CHOL/HDL ratio 8.0,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, lipid profile is very much deranged especially LDL cholesterol part which is bad cholesterol. The reason for this is likely genetic with some component of lifestyle. This will need regular monitoring, and control should be strict in order to avoid the developmen...  Read Full »

Will surgery for gallstones relieve my abdominal and back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, who weighs 97 kg, and I am 5.9 feet tall. I have extreme pain in my upper abdomen and back. I also feel nauseous. I have a fatty liver and pancreas, and gallstones. Please help. I am attaching all my reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Erfana Malik

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With complaints of severe to moderate upper abdominal pain and vomiting and elevated liver enzyme levels, ultrasound findings of stones in the gallbladder, fatty changes in live...  Read Full »

Does Cernos gel help erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I have low libido problem. As a result of which I am suffering from ED since two years. I am 38 years old, married and having one daughter aged 6 years. I had some issue of erectile dysfunction at 32 years, but it got sorted by itself. I checked my testosterone and it was 295 ng/dL and...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your symptoms are due to testosterone deficiency. And you do need testosterone supplement. Well, Depot injection was actually a good option. But, it comes with side effects. Still it is a good option as you need to take injection just once in one or two months. Testo...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for inner thigh discoloration.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49 year old fairly healthy male. My height is 6 feet and weight is 260. I am overweight and also have low testosterone. I have had a noticeable shrinkage in my testicles in recent years. I have embarrassing erectile issues, including premature ejaculation and often I am unable t...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At the onset I would like to tell you that though I understand your concern and situation, but there is nothing to be ashamed or apprehensive of yourself. It is a medical problem and can only be tackled by proper medical treatment and advice, and not by hiding your ...  Read Full »

Can cholesterol levels be reduced just by lifestyle changes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 years old male. I weigh 84 kg and I am 5 feet 8 inches. I have high blood pressure. I am taking Triolmezest 40 mg and it is in control now. For the past 5 years I have cholesterol. I have attached my lipid profile report please refer. Should I start medication or lifestyle chan...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have deranged lipid profile (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With such high level of LDL (Low density lipoprotein) treatment with drugs is necessary. I would suggest you to get fasting blood sugar, thyroid profile and ECG done. You should start on s...  Read Full »

How to reduce abnormal levels of cholesterol?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone preventive blood test. There is abnormality in cholesterol level. I have enclosed the reports for your reference. Kindly advise what to do based on my reports. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Based on your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) these are my observations: Diabetes screening, chloride content, pancreatic amylase, iron levels, liver function test, thyroid function test, kidney function...  Read Full »

Kindly review and explain my lipid profile and liver test.

Query: Hello doctor, I need you to please analyze my lipid profile and liver test where I can see that a few numbers are at a very high end. Currently, I am taking following medicines Rosuvastatin 10 mg one tablet daily, Amlodipine Besylate 5 mg one tablet daily. I am a chain smoker and smoke average 20 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your liver enzymes are raised a bit, and lipid profile is deranged a bit, for which you are taking Rosuvastatin. Rosuvastatin may cause the liver function to derange. Since how long are you taking Rosuvastatin or any other lipid-lowering medicine? If the liver function ...  Read Full »

Do I need drugs for high triglycerides and VLDL?

Query: Dear doctor, I am a 31 year old male. Below is my lipid profile report: Total cholesterol: 186 mm/dL. Triglycerides: 876 mm/dL. HDL: 38 mm/dL. LDL: 27 mm/dL. VLDL: 175 mm/dL. Please advise medicines if needed.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your triglyceride level and VLDL (very low density lipoprotein) is extremely high. This can put you at the risk of heart attack, stroke, and pancreatitis. My advise is to start taking tablet Roseday-F (10/160) daily night after food. Also stop eating non-vegetarian ...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my ECG report and lipid profile that I had to rule out the reason for chest pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in the heart and left arm. Please explain my ECG report and lipid profile. I am attaching it. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your ECG is normal, but lipid profile is deranged. Considering your age, a likelihood of heart as a cause of pain is less. However, it cannot be ruled out thoroughly, as you have a risk...  Read Full »

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