Carbohydrate

Carbohydrates, otherwise called carbs or saccharides, are the sugars or starches present in fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and grains. Even though considered unhealthy and avoided in many diets, they are a key energy source for most organisms. It is best to avoid simple carbohydrates found in white bread, refined sugar, etc., and include complex carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables.

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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 »


Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

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 »

How can weight be increased in a 23-year-old male?

Query: Hello doctor, am a 23-year-old male, and I am a student. My height is 166 cm, and I weight 49 kg. Over the past five years, my weight has not increased. I feel very weak and lean. Now, what should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Mukherjee Koushik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take more carbohydrate-rich food to gain weight. You can eat more rice to increase your weight. Some diseases can cause hypermetabolic states, like hyperthyroidism. So, get a thyroid status done. Also, anxiety and tension about being fatty sometimes restrain you from...  Read Full »

Can losing weight help keep my blood sugar in control?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old and I weigh 100 kg with a height of 168 cm. I am a pre-diabetic. I m taking Metformin these days. If I lose like say 25 kg then can I stop taking medicines and control my blood sugar normally? Can this diabetes be cured?  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Changing your lifestyle by regular exercise like walking at least half an hour every day and weight loss of say 30 Kg can help regulate your blood sugar levels. Also, you should follow a healthy diet by avoiding complex sugar and decrease carbohydrates consumption, ...  Read Full »

I am pre-diabetic. Can I take malt-based drinks once a day?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic six years ago. I have avoided sugar completely since. I would like to know whether I can take malt-based beverages once a day.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prediabetes means you have impaired blood sugar levels. It can lead to full-blown diabetes over a few years. It is basically a component of metabolic syndrome in which insulin resistance is the central mechanism. So, it is good to avoid sugar. But, apart from tha...  Read Full »

My HbA1c level was found to be high. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31-year-old. For the last two to three weeks, I was feeling very low, a sort of weakness, and I felt that there is something wrong with my body. So, I went to a clinical laboratory for an HbA1c test and got a result of 10.50 %. The person at the clinical laboratory told me that t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have diabetes. I suggest you take tablet Metformin 500 mg thrice a day after meals. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their conse...  Read Full »

Can you suggest simple foods that are good for me to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. My height is 163 cm, and my weight is 45 kg. I want to gain some height and weight. Can you kindly suggest me simple foods that are good for me? Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Firstly, I suggest you get yourself investigated thoroughly to rule out any medical or surgical conditions. You can go for a complete hemogram, blood sugar, thyroid function tests, etc. I assume you are a health...  Read Full »

Why do I get hypoglycemia during exercise, brain fog, and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor,I get hypoglycemia during exercise, fasting or not, brain fog, fatigue. This has been happening daily for a month. Prior I had been exercising an hour a day five days a week, no issue. Currently still aiming for five but symptoms will start out on my bike or on the treadmill.I had a gas...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hypoglycemic symptoms. First of all I would suggest that instead of doing finger prick testing of blood sugar it is preferable to do laboratory test for blood sugar. Secondly, there is...  Read Full »

What should I do if my heart rate is low?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old male. I am 15 to 20 pounds overweight. My height is 6 foot 1 inch. I stopped exercising eight months ago. I do not have a calcium deficiency. I am currently fasting for religious purposes. I ate a whole wheat bagel with a glass of milk at 4 AM. It is now 10 AM. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The issue seems to be your weight and stress. If you try to achieve ur ideal BMI (body mass index), that is, around 25, and control your stress you will be alright. Take a normal balanced diet, and reduce carbohydrates and fat intake by 20 % till you achieve your targ...  Read Full »

Why am I losing subcutaneous fat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am losing subcutaneous fat from the thighs, legs, hands, palms, foot soles, face, chest, etc. I also have some swollen nodes. I am not diabetic, my fasting blood sugar is between 100 to 107 mg/dL and postprandial is between 110 to 120 mg/dL. But, when I start losing fat, then the fas...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The subcutaneous fat loss can be a part of acquired lipodystrophy. It is a very rare condition but can be associated with some autoimmune diseases, or after any infection. This condition is usually related to deranged lipid profile. Consult an endocrinologist for a metab...  Read Full »

Can consuming food rich in carbohydrates and fat increase sugar levels despite taking Insulin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have high sugar levels above 490 PPBS and 240 FBS. I have tiredness, fatigue, and sleepiness not feel well, always feel drowsy, depressed, and have so much confusion and stress not feel well often mood swings and dizziness. Diabetes was diagnosed three years ago. Both my parents are di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sehrawat Manisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are well aware of the consequences of continuing to eat unhealthy foods and lack of exercise. Yes, the blood sugar readings are dangerously high and need to be urgently taken care of. The lipid profile also shows borderline high readings (attachments removed to ...  Read Full »

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