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Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the measure of an individual's body mass, which is calculated by dividing the weight of a person in kilogram to the square of the person's height in meters (kg/m2). It is used to quantify the tissue mass in an individual, and then categorizing them as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.

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Is it safe for obese patients to take appetite suppressants?

Query: Hi doctor, I see a lot of patients, who are slightly overweight. I put them on an exercise regime, and tell them to restrict their diet. But sometimes, they are unable to control their appetite and have dinner at night. They ask me for any appetite suppressant to decrease their appetite. They prefer...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, appetite suppressants are hard to find, as you must be aware that they have a low therapeutic index, habit former, and are difficult to discontinue once started. For obese patients with BMI (body mass index) over 30, why do not you try VLCD (very low calorie diet...  Read Full »

What causes blood under the leg and ankle skin?

Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law has blood under the skin on his leg and ankle. He has had a stroke in the past and is on blood thinners. He said it is not painful and he cannot recall any hit. There is some swelling in some black and blue. He is on cholesterol medicines too. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need to know what blood thinners are being used. Warfarin and other blood thinners like Aspirin, Clopidogrel act by inhibiting normal coagulation cascade in one way or the other, the effect of which is increased risk of bleeding. Minor nose bleed and bruising, major ga...  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 »

What are the ways to increase the body weight?

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is I am not able to get fat. Doctor please help me to get fat.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With the details you gave I understand that you are an 18-year-old girl who is slim and unable to increase weight. Also, I see that your Body Mass Index is 15.43. Where as the weight that is desirable to you would be about 110 to 116 pounds (attachment removed to protec...  Read Full »

Why is my neutrophils low and lymphocytes high?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an annual checkup. Please have a look at the reports and advise if everything seems fine and healthy.  Read Full »

Dr. Uphar Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All your reports are within the normal limits. But, Your weight is a bit more. Your BMI is 29 (body mass index), which is overweight, but not obese. Just that and rest all is fine. Thank you and take care.  Read Full »

Why am I having LVEDP of 4 mmHg in diastolic dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57 year old male, and I had episodes of shortness of breath and tachycardia, six months back. I take high doses of Statin and ACE inhibitors from ten years, and my lipid profile is excellent. EKG showed slight ST depression, an echocardiogram showed WMA (wall motion abnormaliti...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for providing a detailed explanation. In my practice, normal LVEDP (left ventricular end-diastolic pressure) is considered between 4 to 12 mmHg. I would love to know when you last went for any of these tests, that is EKG (electrocardiography), echocardiog...  Read Full »

I am tired of being fat. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am tired of being fat and I am tired of diets. After a diet, I gain double and every time it is harder to lose. I am desperate, lonely, and depressed. I do not want to be fat for my entire life. I am only 26 and have always struggled with my weight. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can imagine the level of your frustration regarding your weight. Yes, it is nearly impossible to keep a reduced weight and maintain a diet and exercise. I may not be able to give you a composite plan of action for your weight reduction since it is not basically a 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 »

Is there anything wrong with my annual health report?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 5.10 feet and 203 lbs male. I have been a binge drinker, drinking about 24 to 32 beers a week, and now have quit drinking from three weeks. My cholesterol was at 248. I have now been exercising 30 to 40 minutes on a treadmill, quit alcohol, quit bad fats, I eat oatmeal every day and...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Lifestyle modification work to decrease the cholesterol, it is actually very good. But the problem here is your BMI (basal mass index). So, you need to be treated with Statins also. It is better to take Statin and continue with lifestyle changes. For more information con...  Read Full »

Why am I having sudden body mass loss with body pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Sudden body mass loss, body pain especially in food area. 23 years old, male, 5'5", 40 kg.  Read Full »

Dr. Malvika Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you stated you are experiencing sudden mass loss and body pain specially in gastric region, in order to reach a proper diagnosis you have to answer these questions: 1. Can you tell me more precisely what kind of pain is it? Does it feel crappy, sharp or stabbing...  Read Full »

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