Lipid profile

What is Lipid profile?

The lipid profile is a group of tests that are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease. The tests that make up a lipid profile are tests that have been shown to be good indicators of whether someone is likely to have a heart attack or stroke caused by blockage of blood vessels (hardening of the arteries).

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Hi.Im 24 yeaRS old and last year I experienced a shoot up in my blood pressure . I checked my Lipid Profile and I have a high cholesterol ..The doctor gave me Candesartan and Pravaz. I took Pravaz for one month and Candesartan up to the present. I haven t visit my doctor yet.But Just today I checked my Lipid Profile and it is still the same with high cholesterol.Shocking thing my Triglyceride before was norman but now it s way above normal level and my sgpt level from 64 goes up to 124..I broke my diet because more food for the holiday.Please help me doctor
Hello and thanks for the query
BP and high lipid components at your age are more likely to be heredity. So you have to take almost life long medication for BP and cholesterol. Statins are best to control lipid components but before using statins you have to normalize your SGOT and PT levels. You...
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Hi Doctor..!! I am male 28 years. Height 5 ft 8 inch. and weight approx. 72 Kgs. I bit overweight . I am having high BP problem which is genetically being transferred from my mother. I am currently taking Olmesar H 40 mg. My BP remains normal by taking this medicine. Last year around same month I have gone to a Doctor for Lipid Profile . My Lipid profile shows high Triglycerides at that point of time. Some bad cholestrols also . Doctor adviced me take to take Atorlip F. I have taken this medicine for quite long period and just last month I left it by my own as I was not feeling good....I was facing dizziness ....sometimes seems likes finger tips are releasing heat.....does leaving of medicine without doctor advice will impact adversely ? I am thinking for family planning now pls. suggest how can I proceed ? Will the taking of these medicines will impact adversely on sperms count?
Dear patient,

Most likely these medications will not affect your fertility. Those symptoms are not typical of atorvastatin; it is wiser to talk to your physician before discontinuing the medications since you probably still need them. My best advise is to increase your physical activity, improve...
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MY TRIGLYCERIDES ARE 230 , ALL OTHER READINGS ON THE LIPID PROFILE TEST AND LIVER FUNCTION TEST ARE NORMAL. 20 days back they were 270, with dieting they are now 230. Do i need medication ?

Thank you for your query.

As I understand it, only the triglyceride levels are elevated. All other tests are nornal. You are asymptomatic and currently you are not on any medicines for any disease. There is no Diabetes, Thyroid problem, Hypertension, etc.

It would have been nice if you...
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Hello Sir,
I am a Professor in Computer Engineering aged 47, weight 86 kgs and height 180 cms. I do bicycling on a geared, heavy metal-body bike (HERO-HAWK) daily for 16-20 kms (64-76 minutes). Is this sufficient to keep my heart healthy ? I do not consume tea, coffee, cold-drinks, liquors, ice-creams. We use Cow milk and ghee in the daily diet and consume oil-ghee in moderation. My father has had hypertension and elder brother (at 59) has been diagonised with heart blockages despite having no addiction as me and lighter weighted than me.
I have gone through the mail and noted the details. Blockages in the heart develop because of multiple factors. Some are modifiable and some nonmodifiable. Thus no adult is absolutely free of the risk of developing a heart attack or blockages.
In your case I notice you are overweight so you...
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I consistently get higher BP readings (150/100) at the doctor's office; but if i measure at home using the Omron blood pressure monitor, the average reading is around 119/72. I was told that it could be due to white coat hypertension. But my question is that can it vary so much between home and doctor's office
BTW, i have done the following tests:

- Creatinine serum (0.8)
- Electrolytes Sodium (135.1)
- Electrolytes Potassium (4.28)
- Urine analysis (Normal)
- ECG normal
- ECHO normal except for concentric LVH
- Kidney scan normal and no hemodynamic significant narrowing/occulsion of main renal arteries
Hello ,
Thank you for your query.

Before diagnosing white coat hypertension, I would advise you to calibrate your Omron BP monitor against a standard mercury sphygmomanometer. This is necessary to ensure the accuracy of the readings taken by the electronic device.

It appears that you are a...
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sir, my age is 42, I am having triglycerides 410, one doctor recommended to use Tablet starvoas 20 mg (Ranbaxy)daily one for 30days, shall i continue, how many days and give good suggestion to reduce bad cholestrol ( My wait is 62 kgs, height 165 cms)or anyother tablet

Thank you for the Query.

I would like to know few more things which would help me in suggesting you better:

1.) Are you Hypertensive or Diabetic?
2.) Do you exercise regularly?
3.) What does your Daily diet contain?

You fall under normal weight category for your height as your BMI (body mass index...
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Turned 50 this year. Lipid Panel HDL 39 Triglycerides 88 LDL 185 Total Cholesterol 242. Blood pressure at time of blood being drawn after 12 hours fast 154/85 pluse 72. RBC 6.09 Hemoglobin 18.7 Hematocrit 54.9.
I'm 6'2" 235lbs. Recoginze I need to start taking care of myself. Started walking 3 miles each morning (M-F) two months ago.

Any suggestions?

Thank you for posting the query.

At the outset, I would like to appreciate you for recognizing that one needs to take care of one’s own health and that you have already started working on it. I have gone through your attached reports.

Coming to your blood and other reports:

1. Your BMI or...
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Age = 36
Weight = 82
Height = 6 ft

Doctor i have a Reflux problem (GERD). Recently i met a dermatologist for my Dandruff and regarding on this i took Lipid Profile test and i found my cholestrol level was high.
Report Details
Total cholestrol = 243, triglycerides = 163 mg/dl, HDL Cholestrol (direct) = 41 mg/dl, NON HDL Cholestrol = 202 mg/dl, LDL Cholestrol (Direct) = 169 mg/dl.

Please Let me know the risks?

Thanks for the query.

I have read your problem of concern.

How is your blood pressure

Have you been tested for Diabetes

Do you experience shortness of breath, occasional chest pain

You seem to be having abnormal values of your lipids and cholesterol in your blood.

total cholesterol...
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went to the doctor today,my blood pressure was 180 over 190.I take 100mg metoprolol and10mg Lisinopril.What can i do?can i continue every day chores or take it easy?

Thanks for posting your query.

Your blood pressure seems to be high. As you had been to doctor, I think there is no reason to worry.

Still it is advisable that you avoid any physical or mental strain which can further raise your blood pressure. Means if you are a working women, you should...
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About how many times a month is it normal for a 60-year-old man to want sex? I am 5"10, wt ~210, a little hypertensive but controlled by atenelol, and taking statins. But my sex drive is no different since before the atenelol or statins started. thanks.

Thanks for posting your query.

It is good that at your age you having normal sex drive. There is no limit at your age or any age about the frequency of sex, if there are no issue on your side.

You are hypertensive and your blood pressure in under control with atenolol, that is fine and...
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