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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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

Cardiologist

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

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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 »

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

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

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 »

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

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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

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

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 »

Can Evista be given for a diabetic?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a type 1 diabetic. I have been prescribed Evista as I have precancerous cells in my breasts. I have had multiple biopsies done in the past 5 years and they were always benign. I am concerned about the harsh side effects of Evista. I cannot sit for extended periods of time as blood cl...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details you have posted. I can understand your anxiety because of multiple medications and side effects of medications. Kindly understand that you need to be on Evista (Raloxifene) because of precancerous cells, which may progress to invasiv...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment plan based on my MRI.

Query: Hi doctor, This is in regard to my mother. She is 51 years old. Her weight is 112 kg. She has severe pain in the lumbar spine till her bottom and not the legs. She had done an MRI of her spine earlier and got detected with slipped discs. Recently, she did another MRI of her brain and whole screening...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to keep my answer as simple as possible so that you can understand easily. Regarding MRI brain, why MRI brain was done? On what suspicion doctor has advised MRI brai...  Read Full »

Is Statin necessary for high cholesterol?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently prescribed by ARNP low dose of statin, but prefer trying diet limited to 200 mg cholesterol with average daily of 100 mg plus E-revise 5 days a week to lower with supplements instead. I am 64. Do not smoke. Do not drink. Trying to lose 20 lbs, female. At 243 total with 58 Hd...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When patients present to me in the hospital with a similar presentation considering your age, family history, I commence them on Statins initially. You should use Statins for atleast a month or two before trying out the option of diet or other natural methods. At yo...  Read Full »

My cholesterol level is low but triglyceride is high. Is 10 mg statin sufficient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 76-year-old male. I have the following conditions. 1. IHD for many years (T wave inversion). Recently undergone TMT and 2D echo. Both are negative. 2. Mild BP is normal and under control. 3. Thyroid under control. 4. Diabetes for five years and under control. 5. Prostatom...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your explanation in detail. Your triglycerides level is at borderline, not high. You do not have to increase the Statin dosage all you need is to readjust your diet. Reduce the snacks and eat more vegetables and fruits. You should continue taking...  Read Full »

My angiogram showed triple vessel heart disease. Is it life threatening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. Because my half brother had a heart attack at 21 and died. I paid for an angiogram and exercise stress test. I had a good exercise outcome, but the angiogram showed triple vessel heart disease. The cardiologist said it was very mild and probably due to smoki...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for providing a detail note (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand your concerns, but no need to be worried you will be fine. The study only shows minimal evidence of coronary heart disease, which is reversible as of this moment. In...  Read Full »

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