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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Why am I experiencing rapid weight loss?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a concern regarding my weight. I have lost about 2 to 2.5 kg in a month's time. I have not exercised recently. I weighed 74.4 kg last month, and now I weigh 72.8 kg. Moreover, my waist circumference has also decreased. I am worried about this sudden weight loss. Could this indic... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMI (body mass index) is 25.36 which is close to the normal range. However, I do understand your concern. Can you provide more details about your lifestyle as well as medical and personal history? Do you smoke cigarettes? Do you have a family history of diabetes... Read Full »
What is wrong in my annual health checkup report?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male. Recently, I have gone for an annual health checkup. Following are the areas which are highlighted as abnormal for which I seek consultation in evaluating it better. I would like to find the root cause for the same along with medication or lifestyle changes, if a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For eosinophilia, the most important point is to detect and eliminate allergies and worms if you have symptoms of itchy nose, sneezing, wheezing or breathing issues, rash or abdominal pain. Please let me know if you have any one of these.For low Vitamin D, I suggest 50... Read Full »
We had a TORCH test after miscarriage. Can you explain the reports?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife was pregnant last year, but a miscarriage occurred. We consulted our gynecologist and he suggested we have a TORCH test. The result of TORCH was rubella IgG 270.30 and IgM 0.42, and CMV IgG 118.60 and IgM 0.26. We are unable to understand the report. Is this hike in the valu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From the short history, I feel the reason for the miscarriage is her weight. TORCH ( toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex and HIV) are all the infections which we can contract anytime in life from our childhood. They may be... Read Full »
I am unable to lose weight although I eat less and be active. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I am having pretty bad acne, slight periods (almost like spotting), unable to lose weight. I gained 10 lbs extra in the past year. Although I am eating 1000 to 1200 calories a day and I am active, I am not losing. I did some blood and saliva tests and here a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw each one of your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have more or less normal test results. A slightly low cortisol is acceptable. You certainly have low vitamin D levels and you must take vitamin D supp... Read Full »
Can you please check my blood report for any abnormalities?
Query: Hello doctor, I have weight loss, cholesterol problem, and low vitamin D level. Please do check my attached blood reports and let me know if I have any other problem. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Body Mass Index (BMI) above 18 is acceptable. Protein-rich nutrition with weight training will be beneficial for gaining weight. Avoid fa... 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 »
How can a person with OCD and an intense fear of sleep fall asleep?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with OCD. My OCD comes in the form of intense fear of sleep for the past five years, but it has gotten worse within the past couple of months. I am afraid the moment sleep comes, I fight this feeling until I am exhausted. How can I make peace with falling asleep a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will start with the pharmacological part. You can discuss with your treating doctor regarding increasing the dose of Clomipramine, not only will it help with sleep but also in decreasing the obsessions. You can also discuss regarding substituting it with Fluvoxamin... Read Full »
Do artifacts in ECG abnormalities?
Query: Hi doctor, I regularly do yearly ECG test. This year I could not do that due to certain situations. I did a routine ECG test and got a consultation from a local physician, and he told me that the result was normal. I wanted to get a second opinion. I have no history of any previous health issues. Co... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your report is normal (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). There are baseline artifacts due to machine problems, but there are no significant abnormalities on ECG (electrocardiogram). However, it would be best to focus on... Read Full »
I have a breathing problem, sleep apnea, body ache, headache, restlessness during sleep, and body itching. What causes these symptoms?
Query: Hi doctor,I have a breathing problem, sleep apnea, body ache, headache, restlessness during sleep, and body itching. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ... Read Full »
Why are my periods always super irregular?
Query: Hello doctor,I started my period when I was 11. I am now 24. My period has always been super irregular. I can go on for 60 to 75 days with no period. It will be on time for two months, then back to missing two months. I have talked to my doctor multiple times but never really got an answer. I have o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are overweight (BMI is high) for your height. It could be polycystic ovaries. Do you have abnormal hair growth near the chin, on the side of your face, on the abdomen, and around the nipple? I will suggest a few tests. Get it done on day 2 or day 3 of your perio... Read Full »