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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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How to improve my cholesterol level with the change in lifestyle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 years old male. I weigh 185 pounds 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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Does testosterone gel help with my 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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. Test...  Read Full »

Why does my son get diarrhea after having certain foods?

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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 i...  Read Full »

I had my annual check-up. Please review my reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am enclosing my annual checkup reports for review and for necessary medical advice for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have found few abnormalities. Deranged HbA1c and blood sugar can be seen in your report. It is in the borderline range and signifies impaired glucose tolerance. Now, you should get ...  Read Full »

I got my blood tests done. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56 year old male. I got my blood tests done recently. Kindly advice on what is required like medicines or tonics. I am an engineering manager in a corporate field. I am not taking any medicines as of now. I am generally healthy and follow a normal office routine of 10 AM to 7 PM...  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Many of the values are abnormal. You have a vitamin B12 deficiency. That is the reason the MCV (mean corpuscular volume) value is increased in the complete hemogram. Amylase level is also inc...  Read Full »

How do I manage lipid profile values that are out of range?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 74 year old female with a height of 5.4 feet, and weighs around 112 pounds. There is a slight pain near the left side of the neck (that prompted us to go for the complete blood test). There are no other symptoms and I am not on any medication. I attached the blood test reports. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. A low serum creatinine with other tests being normal means a low muscle mass. You could do some exercises. The LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is elevated and will need intervention. In addition to aerobic e...  Read Full »

What medicines can be taken to treat grade 3 fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother's reports are as follows: She has a grade 3 fatty liver. SGPT and SGOT are also not normal. What should we do now? I need suggestions on what to eat and drink.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother is diagnosed with a grade 3 fatty liver and deranged liver enzymes. The first thing is to know the cause of her fatty liver. Viral markers like HBsAg and anti-HCV antibodies must be done. Lipid profile, thyroid profile, and random blood sugar should b...  Read Full »

I am seeking information about lipids. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. Please provide some insights into the following questions. What are lipids, and what is their role in the body? How do lipids affect heart health? What is a lipid profile, and what does it consist of? What are the ideal or healthy lipid levels I should aim f...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Lipids are fat content that is deposited in the body as adipose tissues, and they bind in the blood as lipoproteins that help transport oxygen, food substances, and blood products. Lipids affect the heart by causing coronary disease when the levels are elevated in the b...  Read Full »

What is causing the pricking pain around my chest area?

Query: Hello doctor, I frequently get a pricking type of pain on the left side, around the upper chest area, particularly behind the arm pit area. And sometimes behind the shoulder blades and in the chest area adjacent to the nipple. I have done TMT, ECG, and echocardiogram tests, and they are all normal. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your vitamin D is on the lower side, so your present problem of pricking pain can be due to this. You may need lifestyle modifications for deranged lipid profile. Do brisk walking for at least...  Read Full »

Why did my mother's blood pressure suddenly increase?

Query: Hello doctor, My 60 year old mom is a diabetic. Her blood sugars are 100 in fasting and 140 in random. She is also hypertensive. Her BP is usually under control, but from the last few days, it shot up to 180/80. She is taking Tenormin 20 mg. Kindly tell me what I should do. She is feeling well other...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Now, the priority is to control the blood pressure (BP). So, her BP medicine needs to be hiked. She needs to be on a medicine like Metoprolol. So, you can get this medicine prescribed. The BP needs to be controlled even if she is not having any symptoms. Also try to f...  Read Full »

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