Statin

Statins are a group of drugs used to treat patients with high cholesterol. They lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the production of cholesterol in the body. Atorvastatin, Rosuvastatin, Simvastatin, and Pravastatin are some of the commonly used statins.

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What are the ways to get rid of high cholesterol?

Query: Hi sir, I am 30 years old male. I am working in an insurance company. No habit of smoking or drinking. My height is 5'10" weight is 84 kg. I am getting left-sided chest pain since two years. I also have left-sided shoulder pain which radiates in the upper back and left hand pain. I had a CT angiogra...  Read Full »


Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your query I understood your concern. Epigastric pain radiating to back and shoulders should be evaluated for gastric discomforts like gastritis and cholecystitis which is very common in deranged lipid profile. I believe this is due to hyperlipidemia. Your lipid p...  Read Full »

Do I need to change the dose of statins?

Query: Hi doctor,Three years ago, I had a stent in my LAD, which had been 96% occluded. At that time, my cardiologist put me on Plavix for a year and ongoing 81 mg Aspirin therapy. I am also taking 50 mg Atenolol. It was 25 mg until this month and was increased due to palpitations probably stress related. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good to know that you are in good control of your lipids. First of all, statins must be used when one has had any heart attack or stroke. The dose of statin is set by the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein). LDL must be lowered to one half. In your case, Crestor (Ro...  Read Full »

Is there anything wrong with my annual health report?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 5.10 feet and 203 lbs male. I have been a binge drinker, drinking about 24 to 32 beers a week, and now have quit drinking from three weeks. My cholesterol was at 248. I have now been exercising 30 to 40 minutes on a treadmill, quit alcohol, quit bad fats, I eat oatmeal every day and...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lifestyle modification work to decrease the cholesterol, it is actually very good. But the problem here is your BMI (basal mass index). So, you need to be treated with Statins also. It is better to take Statin and continue with lifestyle changes. For more information con...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a medicine to control my blood pressure, which is always high.

Query: Hi doctor,My blood pressure is always high between 170/110 mmHg and 190/115 mmHg. My complete blood count report showed hemoglobin 18, platelet 150, MCH 26 and others normal. Please suggest medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You need to do a lipid profile test and an ECG (electrocardiogram). Your blood pressure is too high at 190/115 mmHg. You risk organ damage with this level of blood pressure.I usually prescribe a combination of beta-blockers, diuretics, and statins depending on your lipid...  Read Full »

How can hyperlipidemia be kept in control?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a 70-year-old person, and she is fine and not taking any medications. But her lipid profile does not look good, and I feel she might need some medications to control the same. I have attached the two full-body reports of my mother, one done last week and another six month...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows that her cholesterol is certainly too elevated and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is mildly elevated, which is fine. Her Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D were low in her first re...  Read Full »

Is it good to take pomegranate juice while taking Rosuvastatin?

Query: Hi doctor, I was reading on the internet that one should not take pomegranate juice while on Rosuvastatin. It damages the kidney and muscle loss will occur. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. There is no direct interaction between pomegranate juice and statin so it is not absolutely contraindicated. But, drinking pomegranate juice by people who are taking statin may lead slower metabolism of stain and may increase the...  Read Full »

I have frequent pain in shoulders, arms, legs, and chest. Is it due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old man. My weight is 22 stone, but I am pretty active despite my weight. I am neither easily fatigued from being active nor do I ever feel breathless other than normal. There is no history of peripheral artery disease in my family or coronary artery disease and to my knowl...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to see your detailed history for which I have asked for. Firstly, your ECG is perfectly normal. For anything to be wrong in case of ECG, the changes should be present in at least two consecutive leads at a time. In your case whether it is a T-wave or Q, it ...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of barium poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, My barium level shows greater than 50. I do not drink or smoke. Currently, I am on Winolap for urticaria. I need some help on this. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Barium exposure can be increased if you are in constant exposure, which can occur through pollution also. Do you work in a place where electronics are concerned or travel near factories? Have you been recently under radiological procedure like barium swallow? The above a...  Read Full »

Should I take medicines for high cholesterol?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not have any health issues. But, my cholesterol level is high at 220. Do I need to take any medicine? Please let me know. I have attached my laboratory reports for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you should be started on statins preferably Atorvastatin 10 mg at bedtime and also low fat diet and regular exercise for 30 minutes daily. Are suffering from any other disease than high cholesterol? Are you hypertensive or diabetic? What is your age? Revert back with...  Read Full »

Does my mother's ECG show any heart problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is under treatment for hypothyroidism, hypertension and osteoarthritis of knee joints, which is stage 2. I have attached her current medication list and ECG report. I request you to kindly have a look at the ECG and advice whether there is any indication of heart issues. Althoug...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I have seen the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The attached electrocardiogram - ECG seems normal to me. However, there is a slight left axis deviation, making your doctor to comment on LBBB (left bundle branch bl...  Read Full »

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