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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Why does my report show low hemoglobin levels?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 40-year-old woman. I had a hysterectomy surgery four years back. Now, I have no periods or blood loss of any measure. I am having a balanced diet with plenty of meat and kale chips. For three months, I have started taking raw food and prenatal vitamins because of cracks in my mouth ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The low hemoglobin at present is not due to blood loss, it is nutritional. If you look at the iron studies, the iron levels are very low, indicating inadequate... Read Full »
Can a child's height be increased with protein powder?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a son and a daughter. My height is 5 feet 7 inches and wife is 5 feet 1 inch. I am extremely worried about my children height as we are short. My daughter is now 3 years 10 months old and of 31.9 pounds in weight and 38 inches tall. She had seizure thrice and taking some sodium liq... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I will try to sort it out for you. As you told me father's height 5 feet 7 inches that is 170 cm and mother's height is 5 feet1 inch that is 155 cm. According to both of your heights, which is an average height of most of the people, the ta... Read Full »
I got my nuchal translucency scan. The fetal right femur length is 4.2 mm, falls at the 5th percentile, and the fetal left femur length is 5 mm falls at the 11th percentile. Please advise.
Query: Hi doctor,My nuchal translucency scan report says the fetal right femur length is 4.2 mm, falls at the 5th percentile, and the fetal left femur length is 5 mm falls at the 11th percentile. What does it mean? Is it a concern? Please advise.Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A normal fetus's femur length should be more than the 5th percentile. This is not an actual nuchal translucency scan. They have only mentioned femur length. They should also mention crown-rump length and nuchal translucency so that we can pr... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
How do I get off my distractions and study well?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old. I have many questions in life to which I cannot find an answer. My parents ran a school and naturally, I attended the same. Even though I did not work very hard, I used to top the class. But, when I reached the fifth grade, I got distracted easily and did not study we... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main problem which I picked from your description is that you get tensed about studying. You have set up a self-image of a guy who is poor in studies and cannot succeed. I think you are too harsh on yourself. Every individual is unique in his own sense and is not n... Read Full »
Even after eating healthy foods, what are the reasons for not gaining weight?
Query: Hi doctor, I eat healthy food on time. When I feel hungry I used to eat good quantity of food, but I am not putting weight. What could be the reason? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Read Full »
If I had six Paracetamol tablets and seven of Mefenamic acid, how bad can it be?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I am anxious about having hypertension at this young age. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a patient of hypertension which is now well-controlled with medicines (average 110/70). Also, I am having anxiety or stress due to my health as I am having hypertension at this young age. My cholesterol levels are Total Cholesterol 205, LDL 129, and HDL 48. My physical activity lev... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are on regular medication for hypertension, I just want to clarify when you were diagnosed and since when are you taking the medications. Also, please specify the name of the medication and its dosage. Hypertension at this early age is not so common unless th... 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 »
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 adju... Read Full »
How to control hair fall and dandruff problem to prevent baldness?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I am losing like 15-20 hair strands on a daily basis now. For the last nine months, I am facing this problem. I never had this type of hair fall or any hair fall before. Where I stay, there was hard water, so I started using drinking water for bathing. A few m... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hair fall can mainly be divided into two types, you can have increased shedding or thinning of hair. Increased shedding means seeing more than 50-100 hairs falling per day. Less than that is a normal hair fall cycle and usually grows back. Increased shedding can happen ... Read Full »