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How are elevated homocysteine and uric acid levels treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My homocysteine level is 65 mcmol/L. Vitamin D and SGPT values are 7.72 ng/mL and 70 units respectively. I also have higher uric acid levels. I have attached my reports. Please suggest further treatment plan.  Read Full »


Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). You have low vitamin B12, low vitamin D and slightly high uric acid levels. A high value of homocysteine could be due to the low level of vitamin D. The possible cause can be nutrition rel...  Read Full »

How to lower lipase and amylase levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got my routine body check up done in which my lipase has come elevated at 71 and amylase at 146. There is no nausea or fever, just upset stomach. Though I am not an alcoholic, before the test I was abroad for two weeks and was drinking two beers every day. Since childhood, I have h...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They signify that your lipase and amylase are raised due to alcohol consumption. Since there is no problem in the liver echotexture, this can be well controlled by stopping alcohol. I ne...  Read Full »

Will diet and exercise regress mild concentric LVH?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old and have mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and grade 2 diastolic dysfunction. I was an alcoholic and used to smoke for the past five years, but now I have quit. I am on Nebivolol 5 mg and Amlodipine 2.5 mg medication. My diastolic blood pressure was higher...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry; completely stop smoking and alcohol forever. Do not restart again, as it will adversely affect your health. I suggest you try taking the following medicines. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their...  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 »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

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 »

Blood in vomit after drinking too much alcohol. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20 year old male. About three days ago, I vomited bright red blood after consuming excessive alcohol. This is the first time I have consumed more than one beer and I was also unconscious. I have not been having any pains or any other symptoms. After the first vomit of blood, I pu...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. At this age, bleeding with vomiting is likely due to an injury to the lower esophagus because of the force of the vomit. If the bleeding was severe, then an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy is necessary for two reasons. Alcoho...  Read Full »

Is Naltima 50 mg used in the treatment of alcohol addiction?

Query: Hi doctor, My relative is addicted to alcohol. I want to stop him from having it. He is drinking alcohol for the past eight to ten years. I am feared about it as it can cause health issues like stomach ailments, vomiting, and irritating behavior. Now, it has started taking a toll on our married l...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There is no medication that helps to quit alcohol drinking without patient involvement. If the person is ready to quit it, then medication helps the person for having alcohol deaddiction. Giving Naltima 50 mg (Naltrexone) does not help in quit...  Read Full »

How to treat tongue twist and hand shivering in an alcoholic?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is an alcoholic. He has not been eating for the last 15 days. He is now suffering from insomnia. He is able to see abnormal things like people standing near to him. He has lost weight. He is having heavy sweat at night on the forehead. His tongue twists and has shivering hands. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry for your father's condition. Your father is suffering from Wernicke's encephalopathy or Korsakoff syndrome. Chronic alcohol abuse lead to deficiency of vitamin thiamine. I would suggest you to take him to ER (emergency room) and have him admitted and mo...  Read Full »

Are loss of appetite and depression related?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on psychiatric medication since two to three years, but found no improvement. I have started exercise such as walking, yoga and pranayama and found some relief. I become depressed more when I read about depression on internet. My main issue now is loss of appetite, headache when f...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Loss of appetite is a blanket symptom which can be present in any of the psychiatric illness including depression. In major depressive disorder, loss of appetite is associated with sadness of mood, decreased energy level, easy fatigability, loss of interes...  Read Full »

ALT and AST are out of range. What does it mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a blood work on my liver. The results came back saying that my ALT and AST are very high and out of range. So, I would like to know what that exactly means. When I received my laboratory test report they said that I should seek medical advice. My AST is 75 and ALT is 35. My MCV 116 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Alcohol induced liver damage has caused increased enzyme levels. Possibly early stages, as no jaundice is seen. MCV high (mean corpuscular volume) is due to associated vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency. Malnutrition du...  Read Full »

Please help me interpret my reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female. I am bulimic for the past nine years and also suffering from anxiety and depression for the past five years. I like to drink alcohol a lot. I recently had a checkup and I have attached my test reports for your reference. I am just taking vitamin supplements...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking into your laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you are having hepatitis. It could be alcohol induced, viral or a combination of both. The ultrasound will guide to rule out lesions in the liver. It will als...  Read Full »

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