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The full form of BMI is Body Mass Index. It is the measure of a person's body fat based on the person's height and weight, which applies to both adult men and women. It is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms with the square of your height in meters and is expressed in the units of kg/m2.

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How to reduce high uric acid?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the laboratory report of my husband. Currently, he is not on any medication. His uric acid is high as per the report. Please examine the reports and let me know if any supplement required. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

I would like to know the meaning of some results I have attached. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the meaning of some results I have attached. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Klerida Shehu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I viewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I can say as follows 1. Your body max index is 39, and it indicates your obesity. 2. Abdominal CT findings are fatty liver, and mild enlarge prostate. Fatty liver means that the liver is o...  Read Full »

I am suffering from increasingly bigger blood clots from my vagina. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, What is the best course of action for increasingly concerning blood clots from my vagina? I am a 23-year-old female and they started over a year and have been getting worse. At first, they were red and small but now they are getting bigger. The doctors have dismissed me saying that it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I have read your query and understand your concern. For normal bleeding, you will need normal hormonal support to the endometrium. But, based on your history I have noted that your BMI (body mass index) is very high. Your expected weight is 52 to 56 kg. The extra fat i...  Read Full »

Can a mild rise in blood pressure be controlled with exercise without taking any medication?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood pressure is high. Can I reduce my blood pressure from 146/95 mmHg to normal, just with regular exercises? I started working out at the gym for an hour, both in the mornings as well as in the evenings, since the last two days. Do I still need to continue my medications?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I observe that your BMI (body mass index) is 28, which means you comes under BMI category overweight. Reducing your weight as well as getting your BMI to around 20 will directly help reduce your blood pressure. Also, check if you have a snoring problem. You could...  Read Full »

I am an underweight female. Can it affect my sexual health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female; I am 5'7" tall, and I weigh 48 kg which is quite less and it worries me if I am healthy for my sexual life or fertility as I will be getting married next month. I have a normal regular period cycle of 30 to 31 days but sometimes I get heavy periods or clots....  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concerns in detail and will surely help you out. Being underweight is not going to cause problems in sex life. Your sex life will be healthy. But it can be more beneficial if you try to build up your weight and at least be in the normal BMI (body ma...  Read Full »

I have high blood pressure and cholesterol. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Three years ago, I had a heart stroke, after which I quit smoking and gained weight very fast. I want to lose weight fast. Will it be safe if I opt for a gastrointestinal bypass? Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I have reviewed the mentioned details (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). According to your height and weight, your BMI (body mass index) is only 21.66 kg/m2. Your current weight is absolutely fine, and there is no need f...  Read Full »

What causes breathing problems, sleep apnea, and headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a breathing problem, sleep apnea, body ache, headache, restlessness during sleep, and body itching.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Sekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The root cause of all your symptoms is your high BMI (body mass index). In general, patients with high BMI will have more fat around the neck which compresses their airways and cause sudden stoppage of breathing and snoring. Because of your poor sleep quality, you will f...  Read Full »

I am a 34-year-old male with grade 1 obesity. I also have intermittent apnea, snoring, and back pain. What is the best treatment option for me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male with a weight of 235.89 lbs and a height of five feet. I have a BMI of 33. I have obesity grade 1 which got complicated with snoring, intermittent apnea, waking up with weak and scattered joints, and back pain. My vital signs are within normal limits. There is n...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Basically, a BMI (body mass index) of 33 puts you in a category of obesity. This needs to be addressed as early as possible, because the faster you lose weight the better your health will be. I would suggest you consume a ...  Read Full »

What does 95th percentile mean for a 9-year-old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 9 years old. He is 4 feet and 11 inches and weighs about 107 lbs. I checked his BMI, it said he was obese in the 95th percentile. He is active. Should I worry about his weight? And if so, how can I help him with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your son has good height and for the same reason, his weight is not worrisome. But definitely he is on 95th centile for his height as well as for his age. Also, his BMI (body mass index) is 22.4 which puts him in the category of obese. Let him have a lot of outdoor a...  Read Full »

How much weight gain is expected in the first month of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Would you please explain what to expect in the first one to two months of pregnancy? If on the heavier side, how much weight gain is expected in the first month? Does everyone gain the weight right away? I also wonder about hormonal changes in the beginning. Is it common to experience...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Congratulations on your pregnancy. 1. If your BMI (body mass index) is more than the average, a total weight gain of 15 to 17 lbs is still expected. However, weight gain usually becomes apparent after four months or so. Before that, there should not be a drastic weight...  Read Full »

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