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 mother's BP is not under control from the last few days. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 60 year old mom is a diabetic. Her blood sugars are 100 in fasting and 140 in random. She is also hypertensive. Her BP is usually under control, but from the last few days, it shot up to 180/80. She is taking Tenormin 20 mg. Kindly tell me what I should do. She is feeling well other...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Now, the priority is to control the blood pressure (BP). So, her BP medicine needs to be hiked. She needs to be on a medicine like Metoprolol. So, you can get this medicine prescribed. The BP needs to be controlled even if she is not having any symptoms. Also try to f...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some medicine to reduce my weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female and I am breastfeeding my 8-month-old baby. My periods have got delayed and I have increased my weight to 80 kg. I am unable to lose fat despite proper diet. Can you suggest some medicine to reduce my weight? I am on Deviry 10 mg. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prabha Ranjan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Medicine to reduce weight is never recommended, especially if you are breastfeeding, until and unless the weight is causing problems with maintaining good health. I suggest you to follow: 1) Diet and exercise are best. 2) Fresh fruits, nutritious diet, sprouts are ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take tablet Metformin to prevent diabetes and decrease body weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I read over the internet that tablet Metformin helps decrease the weight and prevents the onset of diabetes. Both my parents are diabetics and I weigh 70 kg. Hence, I want to use Metformin for diabetes prevention and weight loss. Yesterday, I took 500 mg and I do not feel any problem...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Upadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you do not take the tablet if you are not clinically diagnosed as diabetic as it could lead to serious problems. I would strongly advise you to not to take it anymore. To prevent diabetes, one has to change the lifestyle like diet, and have to do exercise or ...  Read Full »

Can I consume coconut daily if I have diabetes and hypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension and am on my daily medications. I am 35 years old and have been diagnosed with these conditions for the past few months. I have also been changing my diet and lifestyle, such as exercise, meditation, and diet. My relatives tell me th...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you eat small quantities of coconut. Increase physical activity. Eat more boiled vegetables and fruits (fruits that are not sweet) and maintain blood glucose between 100 to 160 milligram per decilitre. I hope this helps. Thank you.  Read Full »

Is it alright for my friend to have a high blood pressure of 130/90 mm of Hg in his early 20s?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend has an increased blood pressure of 130/90 mm of Hg after measuring with digital blood pressure equipment. He is in his early 20s and an overweight person. Are all these values normal? What changes must be made in his medicines, lifestyle, diet, and exercise? Kindly give your s...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. He has high diastolic blood pressure due to obesity. No blood pressure medications are required at present. He must reduce his weight and consult a dietitian for a diet chart and advice. I suggest him to start with aerobic exercises lik...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for my irregular periods and weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had irregular periods for more than three years. I have used tablet Oral L for the complaint of irregular periods. Also, I have weight gain for which I am taking senna leaves drink and capsules. Kindly advise a treatment for my complaints. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I suggest the below treatment plan for three months: Tablet Amycordial thrice a day. Tablet Amree plus twice a day. I also suggest doing perineal and pelvic exercises, yoga and pranayama, and walking regularly...  Read Full »

Is the QRS contour abnormality normal for a patient with severe diabetes and hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, My father experienced chest pain and back pain two days ago. He is 74 years old and diabetic. His BP was 130/84 mmHg and he takes medicine for high BP. His pulse rate was 95. His fasting sugar reading is 126 and PP is 154 with medication. We went for an ECG and something written on the gr...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your doctor has done the right thing. All those abnormalities mentioned by the ECG machine including the so called inferior infarct are a consequence of hypertension (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The final call on the ECG has to be taken by the treat...  Read Full »

Why do I have a faint pain on the right side of my abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor,Can I know what to do if I have faint pain on the right side of my abdomen? Also, I have hard stools, difficulty in pooping (sometimes normal and sometimes hard to pass stools), frequent burping, farting and bloating. I drink almost 10 glasses of water everyday. I am not taking any medicin...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Having pain in the right side of the abdomen in the lower quadrant in a young person is suggestive of any renal stone or appendicitis. We need to rule out these conditions. You might be having constipation. For that, I suggest you the following ...  Read Full »

I have high blood pressure. What does a Top-T test value of 0.003 ng indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old. I have an ECG today as I have a high blood pressure of 160/90 mm of Hg. I have had a weakness for two days. I had undergone a treadmill test (TMT) and computed tomography (CT) angiography eight years before. The treadmill test (TMT) showed positive results, while the...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your ECG is normal. Top-T (Troponin-T test) is also negative. So the only issue you have is that of high blood pressure. You are taking medicines, which are fine. You can continue the medications. For blood pressure, if you are taking Angizaar 50 mg (Losartan Potassi...  Read Full »

My low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels are elevated. Can I bring it back to normal levels with diet and exercise?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my cholesterol test reports. I thought my low-density lipoprotein levels would be slightly elevated, but I have got more problems. I have been experiencing skipped heartbeats for some time now. Based on the reports, I am worried if I have any major heart problems. Does high low-den...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is higher. However, I would like to know a few more things. 1) Do you have diabetes mellitus, and are you taking any diabetes medicine? 2) Do you have a family history of high cholesterol? 3) Do you have a family history of a...  Read Full »

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