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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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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 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 yo...  Read Full »

I suspect of having erectile dysfunction. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33-year-old male, and I have masturbated since age 16 and still do occasionally. After each instance of masturbation, I feel weak and cramped. It is always different than how I feel after a wet dream. I am very unsure about my sexual well-being and whether I am still eligible to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Masturbation is normal, and 95% percent of males do that out of a hundred. It is just another way of having sex without a partner. It is a good practice, 1. It helps to relieve stress. 2. Boosts mood. 3. Imp...  Read Full »

Suggest some superfoods for the weight gain of my 2-year-old son.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is almost 2 years old, and I want to ensure he has a healthy diet to help him gain some weight. Despite being a bit skinny, he is a very active baby. Can you please suggest some superfoods that I can incorporate into his diet to promote his overall health? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. For a healthy diet to help your active 2-year-old gain weight, consider incorporating nutrient-dense foods such as: Avocado: Packed with healthy fats and nutrients. Full-fat dairy: Whole milk, yogurt, and cheese prov...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest suitable medicines and diet for prostate cancer.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50-year-old man recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and my daughter's wedding is just a month away. I am concerned about my health and would like to understand the role of medicines and a healthy diet in managing prostate cancer. Can you explain the medications that I might be...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. In most cases, prostate cancer is less aggressive, and with proper treatment, the patients can survive for more than five years. Treatment options depend upon the stage of the tumor, histopathology report, general condition of the patient...  Read Full »

What are the consequences of a high Paracetamol dose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. What if I have six tablets of 500 mg Paracetamol (Crocin advance) and seven tablets of 500 mg Mefenamic acid (Ponstan forte) in one go (within five minutes)? How bad will it be? What will the side effects be?  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This dose is really too high. You should not take medicines like this without a proper prescription from your doctor. You may have acute liver failure. Stop them right now and take a high-carbohydrate diet for the next five to seven days. Do not do this in the future...  Read Full »

My mother cannot sleep due to BP medicines. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am posting this query on behalf of my mum. She was said to have a high blood pressure three years ago and placed on medication by the doctor here. But, the problem is, she does not sleep at nights when she is on medication. She would have to stop taking her medicines for five to six ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She should be started on tablet Telmisartan 20 mg once a day in the morning, and we can increase the dose to 40 mg once a day depending upon the blood pressure (BP) response. The alternative for Telmisartan is Amlodipine 2.5 mg once a day, if it is not available. I...  Read Full »

Can carrot juice help boost the immune system?

Query: Hello doctor,It is getting cold at my place, and I have been trying to boost my immune system to stay healthy. I have heard that carrot juice is packed with nutrients and can be beneficial, but I am not sure if it is the right choice for me. Can you guide me on whether incorporating carrot juice int...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. While carrot juice is indeed a nutritious drink, it is important to understand that it alone cannot be the sole strategy for boosting your immune system and overall health, especially during the cold winter months. While it can contribute to yo...  Read Full »

Why is bilirubin level 1.4 for three months?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, I started feeling feverish, but thermometer readings were normal. I went to a doctor and he ran a series of tests. Everything came out fine, except mild hepatomegaly and elevated conjugated bilirubin. My bilirubin is elevated consistently for the past three months (tota...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your laboratory reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). All values are excellent, except total bilirubin which is at upper normal level which could be due to fatty liver. I would suggest you to avoid fatty and spicy foods as well as...  Read Full »

Can a nutrient-rich diet restore my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor,I used to walk nearly every day, exceeding 10,000 steps, resulting in significant weight loss and eventually becoming underweight. This led to a deficiency in essential nutrients, causing the loss of my menstrual period for the past three months. However, I have recently increased my fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Harshita Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your concern is the absence of menstrual periods for three months following significant weight loss. Being underweight (BMI- body mass index - less than 19.5) induces a state of hibernation in your body, causing a pause i...  Read Full »

Is my 9-year-old's weight and height normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My 9-year-old son's weight seems higher than his classmates, although he is tall. He appears to be taller for his age. Is this normal or a cause for concern? What should be an appropriate diet for a child to maintain a healthy weight? Are there any recommended blood tests? While he use...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. A diet plan is not feasible as your local food pattern is not available. The best rule to follow is to take half the quantity of food that he is taking now. Avoid or reduce sweet items and foods that grow underground like tap...  Read Full »

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