Reduce Cholesterol

People with high levels of cholesterol in the blood are more susceptible to develop cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke. A change in lifestyle, cholesterol-lowering drugs, exercise, and weight loss regimen can help lower cholesterol. Consume a diet that is low in saturated and trans fat.

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Can hernia cause chest pain and lethargy in a young chap?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male working in a national insurance company. My height is 5 feet 11 inches and weight is 85 kg. I do not drink and I do not have any other habits. I eat mixed diet. I am married and have one baby girl (two years of age). I am leading a stressless life both at home and...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to be having GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) due to hiatus hernia. The GERD might cause the chest and back pain. I would advice you to take a combination of Pantopra...  Read Full »

I have low vitamin D levels, and I am under medications for my high cholesterol levels. What to do to improve my condition?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old male, and I have vitamin D deficiency. My vitamin D 25 OH level currently is 4.9 ng/mL. As per my doctor's suggestion, I have been taking the Fenolip-145 tablet once daily for the past four months. In addition, I have muscle pain, problems with my teeth, and high choles...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You have considerably low vitamin D levels. You have to improve it in any way. The symptoms you mentioned are due to low vitamin D3 levels. Also, your blood glucose levels are good and in the normal range. However,...  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 »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have attached my blood test reports. Please check if my cholesterol levels are normal.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly check the blood test results for anything that needs attention and whether the cholesterol levels are under acceptable limits. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your data (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The iron level is borderline, about to touch the lower limits, and the COVID-19 IgG antibodies are low. So if you have been vaccinated, you need to get re-vaccinated. A low COVID-19 IgG...  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 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 »

I am 6 feet tall with 95 kg. How can I lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor, My height is 6 feet 1 inch, and weight is 95 kg. My TSH level is 16 and T3, T4 levels are normal. I want to lose weight. Please tell me how much carbohydrates and protein I need to take. I just started exercise couple of days ago. Can I take Whey protein?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hypothyroidism, dyslipidemia and raised liver enzymes.Firstly, you must take tablet Thyronorm (Levothyroxine sodium) 75 mcg once daily early morning on waking up and then avoid eating a...  Read Full »

I have persistently elevated cholesterol levels despite following a strict diet and regular exercises. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old male who weighs 63 kg and would like to reduce my blood cholesterol levels. My cholesterol levels have remained elevated for the past five to six years. And for the last two years, I have been on weight training regularly, and I follow a strict diet that includes eating...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I will check your reports and get back to you. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have high cholesterol and pain in left chest. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old. Last week I started to get pain from my left chest to left hand. Then I consulted the physician and he suggested some medicines and suggested to go for blood diagnosis. Today I got my results for cholesterol. The reports are somewhat poor. The lab technician said th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Except for the lipid profile, other parameters are fine. You should be started on tablet Rosuvastatin (Rosulip) 10 mg bedtime for eight weeks and repeat lipid profile after this time p...  Read Full »

Why do my total cholesterol and triglycerides level keep fluctuating?

Query: Hello doctor, My recent lipid profile showed borderline cholesterol and triglycerides. My total cholesterol is 207 and triglycerides are 324. From the past seven years, my cholesterol is fluctuating. The cholesterol keeps fluctuating around 200 and triglycerides between 180 to 300. My echocardiogram...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish N. Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should continue taking Rosuvastatin. I suggest adding Fenofibrate 160 mg daily. It will help in improving the lipid profile. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine after their consent. I hope this helps. For...  Read Full »

Why is my husband's sugar level consistently high despite taking medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has diabetes for the last 10 years. He is currently on Amaryl M1. He is living a sedentary lifestyle. For the past few months, the sugar level is always high despite the medication. The fasting blood sugar value was around 169, a week back. His other tests like triglycerides...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest a stepwise approach. As the blood glucose level is not controlled on Amaryl M 1, increase the dose to Amaryl M 2 (Glimepiride and Metformin), one tablet in the m...  Read Full »

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