Balanced Diet

A diet that contains required amounts of calories, proteins, minerals, vitamins, fats, and fibers, is called a balanced diet. It provides proper nourishment to the body, which helps in proper growth and development, and improves overall health.

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How does eating less affect overall health?

Query: Hello doctor, I started dieting two weeks ago. I ate less than half of my normal capacity. I ended up having frequent headaches and lightheadedness after dieting. Yesterday my pulse dropped to 35 beats per minute, and I had to visit an emergency room immediately. They checked my vitals twice with...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query, and I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from headaches, high blood pressure, low pulse, and alterations of vital signs. According to your investigation reports, your total bilirubin is ...  Read Full »

My lips remain dry and turns dark. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My lips have been dry, and the skin is senseless and tight. I cannot smile or move them. Eating has become a problem because the corners are cracked. I am not using any products, as they only seem to make it worse. They peel off after many days, but the new skin also drys out and again...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your condition is called eczematous cheilitis. But, still please upload 2 to 3 photos of the area, so that is easy to diagnose the condition.Try applying topically Mometasone cream mixed with some moisturizing lotion, 2 to 3 times a day for two weeks.Avoid licking your ...  Read Full »

I do not have a white half-moon on my nails. Can I have a thyroid issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not have a white half moon on my nails. Is there any thyroid issue? If yes, please suggest some treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The absence of the white half moon also called as lunula, is not uncommon and may be a normal variant, and there is no need to worry about it. I guess rest of your nail is normal. However, it can be associated with low hemoglobin and inadequate diet. Treatment is not n...  Read Full »

What would be the cause for a sudden increase of blood pressure within a year in a teenager?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old physically fit male with a good diet. There is no family history of blood pressure problems and no known pre-existing conditions. Last year, my blood pressure was 100/68. However, today my blood pressure is 160/80. I am seeing a doctor this week, but I wonder if there ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Measures to control BP (blood pressure) are: 1) Avoid smoking and other addictions. 2) Reduce salt intake in the diet. 3) Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, saturated fats. 4) Avoid stress and anxiety. 5) Do regular moderate-intensity exercise such as brisk walk for 3...  Read Full »

Will nutrition deficiency cause arthritis if there is a familial history?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old male and a vegetarian. I occasionally take eggs. For the past month, I have been taking one egg every alternate day. I do not drink milk. I am worried that my intake of calcium is very less. My mother has arthritis. She is a vegetarian and never ate eggs. I am worrie...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Calcium is essential to our body. If you have a good lifestyle, you need not worry. It is eating a balanced diet going in sunlight walk for vitamins-D and including vitamin-C rich food diet for overall strength and bone health. Till then, follow these tips: 1) Increas...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my blood report and provide your suggestion.

Query: Hi doctor, I visited gastroenterologist for my stomach problems. He carried out blood tests and gastroscopy. The result of gastroscopy was antral gastritis. The medicines caused it and I do not take them anymore. With this problem, I started losing hair and observed brittle nails. Always I feel hun...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and report, my opinion is as follows: MCHC or folic acid elevation has no significance in the absence of other abnormal values. Brittle nails and falling hair signify multiple nutritional deficiencies. A balanced diet including all vitamins and mineral...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a diet chart for pregnant women.

Query: Hi doctor, Will you kindly suggest a diet chart (non-vegetarian) for a pregnant woman from morning to night? Her first pregnancy is just detected. She is on regular Eltroxin 50.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A pregnant woman needs a good balanced diet. Before going to that, I will suggest you one thing. As your wife is hypothyroid, the need for thyroid hormones increases by 50% in pregnancy. You need to increase the dose to 75 mcg. Go for a thyroid profile and adjust dose acc...  Read Full »

Please suggest some dietary options for a 6-month-old baby.

Query: Hi doctor, Our baby is six months old. We have been only breastfeeding her and giving finger millet as a paste. What more should we give? We are confused and want to stay with natural food as much as possible. Kindly advise about the food that can be given. In the case of rice, should we boil and g...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As your baby has completed six months, you should start complementary feeds. Complementary feeds should be a balanced diet means it should have all the essential nutrients that are, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Feeds ...  Read Full »

What to eat for good prostate and testicular health and how to prevent cancer in these areas?

Query: Hi doctor, I need few clarifications on how to protect the testicle and the right foods to eat for good testicle as well as for prostate and scrotum health. Also, provide how one can I prevent cancer in these areas like prostate, testicle, and scrotum.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diet or things to avoid: Excess of anything (broadly saying). Too much oily or spicy food. Avoid smoking, and you can have alcohol occasionally. Avoid too much porn or too much masturbation. Avoid fast foods, chocolate, cold drinks, etc. Things to eat more: ...  Read Full »

After TB treatment, my daughter developed hepatitis. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who was a medical college student, was suffering from high fever and the doctor ordered an x-ray and it turned out to be a pleural effusion. Cytology was negative, so was the PCR for TB, the fluid was straw colored lymphocytes rich 90% with some neutrophil and mesothelial cel...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Yes, INH (Isoniazid) and Rifampicin are the actual culprits for the development of hepatitis. The best way is to reintroduce INH in a very small dose and gradually increasing it to the original dose with the monitoring of liver function tests. So...  Read Full »

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