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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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

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. 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 »

Is there any possibility of reducing eye power without using glasses?

Query: Hi doctor,I have -1.75 power in my right eye and the left eye is normal. Is there any possibility to reduce the power without glass? Can I reduce my eye power by doing any eye exercise and taking vitamin rich foods?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try contact lens or LASIK laser surgery. As your age is now 24 years, your number will not increase now whether you wear glasses or not as number be...  Read Full »

How to start working out for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old and a mother of three kids. I am overweight. I currently weigh 180 lbs and I am 5'1". I have decided that I want to change my life around and start eating healthy, stop smoking, start exercising, etc. I just want to be the best role model for my kids. My question is, wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really nice to hear that you want to have a change in your life. This will be an example for other ladies also. Cleansing the body is essential, but before that cleanse your mind with lots of positive attitude towards life. Never forget to pamper yourself. Always t...  Read Full »

Please analyze my wife's pregnancy report and guide us.

Query: Hi doctor, I have queries regarding my wife pregnancy. Please check the attached report and guide us.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the files (attachment removed to protect patient identity) regarding your wife's pregnancy. It is her second pregnancy with one normal delivery before five years. She is eleven weeks pregnant and it is necessary to do an ultrasound scan of the pelvis...  Read Full »

How to help my periods to become regular during hormonal imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old with a weight of 43 kilograms. I have not got periods for the past two months. But I got some blood discharge that looked so dark and came as old blood. It lasted for fifteen days. It occurred on my last menstrual cycle. I am stressed. I am using Ashokarishta and Kumara...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have no knowledge about the medicines you are taking and so I cannot comment on it. My advise is purely based on allopathic understanding. I hope this will help you. You need to get your Haemoglobin checked first. Kindly share the reports du...  Read Full »

Could a protein free and animal free diet cause chest tightness and breathing problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I live in a cold place where it is extremely cold. Before six months, I started to follow a special diet. I took carrots with beetroot juice, lemon, and honey or any kind of vegetable juice with tea and hot water in the morning. I had a normal lunch with less oil, salt, and chili. During...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest tightness and unable to breathe cold air or drink cold water when you were on a special diet that was fat-free and animal protein-free for reducing your weight and you were su...  Read Full »

Why do i have consistent acid reflux the whole day? Can GERD cause sleeplessness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have consistent acid reflux when I wake up and until I go to sleep for about three weeks now. It is so bad now that I can not just eat. My mouth tastes to have a nice and yummy food. I get upper back and chest pains when I am lying down at night. I have been checked out by my cardiolo...  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. You seem to have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). I would advise you to take a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone for the reflux. Also, you should take a soft and balanced diet. You should also put a pillow below your head when you sleep. Make a habit ...  Read Full »

I am facing difficulty in losing weight. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 59 years old. I had a hysterectomy before 20 years. Now, I am having difficulty losing weight. I am afraid of following the strict diet as I suffer from osteoporosis. I do not take medicine but take calcium, vitamin D and magnesium supplement. I am eating clean but not able to lose we...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once you cross 50 years, your body is into menopause. So, even the remaining ovarian female hormones start falling. When you have a hysterectomy, they remove the uterus and blood flow to ovaries also reduced, so ovary which was supposed to work till the 50s may stop at ...  Read Full »

How to stay fertile longer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have so many issues to discuss with you. Let me explain you one by one. Even though my scalp is very oily, the upper surface of the hair becomes quickly damaged and dry. I also have enough hair fall. I tried using a conditioner after shampoo and that helps certainly, but not much. I ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you use Biotin 5000 mcg daily for strong hairs. You can also use shampoos that can give you volume. Which shampoo and conditioner are you using and how often? Regarding stomach and acidity, I suggest Ranitidine or Zantac 150 mg once daily before 45 m...  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 »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

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 »

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