Diet And Lifestyle

Your diet and lifestyle habits influence everything from your digestion to your immune system. A balanced diet and active lifestyle help maintain overall good health. Healthy eating is not about starving or depriving yourself of food, but to eat food that is beneficial for your health.

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My face structure is not improving even after taking a healthy diet. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking good healthy food, but my face structure is not improving. I used to eat two eggs daily. But, my eyes are sunken. I want a good structure. My height is 6'2" and my weight is 70 kg. I want good looking eyes and bright face.  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have more of green vegetables like spinach, drumsticks, and other leafy vegetables. Have more salads like carrot, cucumber, and tomatoes. Also, have tomato soup. Fruits are an excellent source of antioxidants. So, try to have more fruits every day like apple, watermelon,...  Read Full »

Why am I having dull abdominal pain on and off for three months?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old with a weight of 76 kilograms and a height of five feet five inches. I have dull abdominal pain on and off for around three months. It seems to be more on the right side. I always remain bloated and it gets worse when I work. I usually work for 12 hours on shifts. I sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think that you have hyperacidity since you work for 12 hours at a stretch. Your eating habits and intervals can be changed due to work. You are overweight. Please mention whether you are doing any regular exercise and walking. Change your eating habits. Avoid eati...  Read Full »

What are the tests to be done to know whether I am MRSA positive?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I was in contact with a MRSA patient. He put his hand on my head to pray for me about 3 minutes or so. He did not touch me anywhere else, and I had my gown and gloves on. He was diagnosed with MRSA by nasal swab. Am I infected? How can I get tested to find out if I am? I know t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Likely, you are not infected. Even if you are exposed, that does not mean infection. It depends on the immunity of the person. You are not immunocompromised, so even if you are exposed, the probability of developing the disease is very less. At this stage, no test can ...  Read Full »

Why am I getting severe hair fall after pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have great hair fall as I am breastfeeding my four months old baby.   Read Full »


Dr. Sunita Kothari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking insufficient vitamins and minerals can exacerbate hair loss. Eat healthy foods and stay hydrated in addition to your regular calorie intake. You need to take food in extra calories for nursing. You need to take extra calories of around 650 calories to produce...  Read Full »

Does using regular contraceptive pill affect fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking morning-after pill continuously every day for almost six months. I am trying to have a baby for more than a year. What is my problem?   Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are trying to have a baby for more than a year. It is necessary to consult an infertility specialist at this point soon with your partner. For getting pregnant, sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. These sperms h...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take calories less than your BMR?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female with a height of 160 cm and a weight of 73 kgs. I am trying to lose weight, and I want to know about my daily calorie intake. Also, the calorie I can take if I work out regularly as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Wadi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) is 1459 calories. So, if you are not exercising, you should take 1750 calories. If you do moderate exercise for 30 to 45 minutes daily, you should carry around 2200 calories per day. If you exercise only four to five days a week, you ...  Read Full »

What can cause overly oily skin, burning lips, a painful throat, and thrush?

Query: Hi doctor,Does low blood levels or high blood levels cause oily skin, burning lips, painful throat, and thrush? I am having these symptoms for three months. I am going to do a blood test this week and what are the levels to be tested?   Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple factors responsible for having these symptoms. I suggest you do these tests mentioned below. You need to do a complete blood count, Hba1c (hemoglobin a1c), serum electrolytes, liver function tests, kidney function tests, urine routine, viral marke...  Read Full »

How can hyperlipidemia be kept in control?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a 70-year-old person, and she is fine and not taking any medications. But her lipid profile does not look good, and I feel she might need some medications to control the same. I have attached the two full-body reports of my mother, one done last week and another six month...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows that her cholesterol is certainly too elevated and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is mildly elevated, which is fine. Her Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D were low in her first re...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a weight gain diet for a GERD sufferer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have GERD and I need a weight gain diet.   Read Full »


Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMI (body mass index) is 18 and it belongs to the underweight category. At this age, you have a difficulty in gaining weight. For having a detailed diet chart, you need to provide your food habits and mention whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Please...  Read Full »

Is neutropenia associated with pain and fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 37 years old female with intermittent low-grade fever, chronic fatigue, and generalized pain. My CBC shows neutropenia for the past 3 to 5 years.My pain and fatigue are getting worse. Can you help me with this?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know if there are any localizing symptoms like cough, diarrhea or constipation, or burning sensation while passing urine. Are your periods regular? Are your stress levels normal? Do you have a loss of appetite or noticed weight loss in recent years? H...  Read Full »

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