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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How to manage PCOD presenting with obesity, irregular periods, fatty liver and depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old with a weight of 113 kilograms and a height of five feet eight inches. I have insulin resistance problem for 15 years. I have acanthosis nigricans with PCOD and my periods are irregular. I suffered from jaundice at the age of 10 and it has damaged my liver causing fatty...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of your problems are due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and its complications are obesity, diabetes, facial hair, hypertension, and depression. You need to manage depression first and do a thyroid profile soon. You need to consult a gynecologist soon to mana...  Read Full »

Why did I not get my periods for two months since I started dieting?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the last several months, I have been dieting to lose weight that I gained last summer. Though my weight has fluctuated over the months, I have lost approximately 10 lbs. I am also an athlete, and thus I exercise daily. After the first two months of dieting, I noticed that I did no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are very underweight, and that is why your menstrual cycles are not coming usually. My advice would be to stop dieting. Follow a regular healthy diet and exercise in moderation. You are nearly anorexic, and that will wreak havoc with your bones and hormones. Just hav...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling dull and upset during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 weeks pregnant. Since last two to three days I am feeling so much dull and upset. My nights are quite long, and I am unable to sleep. During this time, I keep recalling my past and all the people who have hurt me knowingly or unknowingly. Kindly help me, please. My thyroid level i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are depressive symptoms, which often occur during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Please do not worry about them, as they are only transitory and will come and go often. Continue with a healthy diet, some light stretching allowed in pregnancy and Thyroxine. Als...  Read Full »

After getting resolved from constipation, I have heaviness in my stomach after eating. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old male with a weight of 57 kilograms and a height of five feet six inches. I have severe constipation for the past three to four months. I consulted a doctor and my problem got resolved after taking medications. Now, I have heaviness in my stomach with occasional burning s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, CT (computed tomography) scan helps to diagnose the problem. As you have constipation, you can have heaviness associated with it. You need to change your diet and taking medications for constipation help to resolve these symptoms. I suggest...  Read Full »

Please suggest some supplements to grow taller.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is a 15 year old boy. I am 157 cm, which I think is short for a 15 year old. Is there any supplement or vitamin that he can take to grow taller?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Height is quite a concern for teens. We have to figure out that the height we have is predominately a genetic factor. So, traits like height, hair, eyes and facial expression we get it from our ancestor. If your parents are tall, then there are ...  Read Full »

I want to improve my eating habits. Kindly suggest some measures.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to improve my eating habit. Please suggest based on the following information. We follow staple food in the family. Rice for lunch and dinner and roti, oats, etc., for breakfast. Predominant side dish for lunch or dinner is fish, vegetables and dal. Occasionally, chicken, mutton ...  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Specialist, Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMI (body mass index) is around 22, which is normal. I would suggest you reduce regular intake of fish and pickles (if you are taking). Rest of your diet looks good. You can eat all vegetables and a cup of rice for noon and roti at night. Try to eat a fruit ...  Read Full »

I have weight gain with reduced menstrual flow. Do I need thyroid medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. I am having a recent weight gain and menstruation flow is very less than normal. I also have hair fall, tiredness and I feel there is something blocking my throat. Sometimes, I feel cold than other family members. So, I checked my thyroid levels. T3 was 0.8...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms do fit into thyroid problem, but as long as the reports are normal you are not a candidate for medication. There is no need to consult an endocrinologist, but yes, some lifestyle changes have to be done. Do daily exercises like brisk walking, jogging or cy...  Read Full »

Why do I have fluctuations in my TSH and FT4 levels after taking Synthroid and Cytomel?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a travel nurse and I move constantly. I had ten different prescription strengths as my doses are changed often. After that, I got wrong dosage of medicines. It was an error done before few months. My prescribed dose is Synthroid 125 mcg and Cytomel 25. As my doctor was adorable, she...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should omit to take both the medicines for a day or two days. Start taking Cytomel (Liothyronine) 25 mcg and Synthroid (Levothyroxine) 137 mcg. If you have any symptoms, then decrease the dose of Cytomel. You can take Biotin 10 mg once a day, Zinc 22 mg once a day f...  Read Full »

Does intake of Azithromycin help to resolve acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. I have acne for the past one and a half years. It is present mostly on my cheeks. It seems to be cystic acne. But for the past few months, it seems to be better. Now, I have fewer pimples than before and they do not look like cystic. I consulted a dermatologist...  Read Full »


Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne can be treated easily by using facewash, tablets, and creams. Some peoples have more oiliness on their faces and it results in breakouts. After getting controlled from these active breakouts, you can stop taking tablets and creams can be used to prevent its recurre...  Read Full »

What is the treatment option for Parkinson's disease other than Levodopa?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel extreme fatigue in the morning. I have tremor and right leg tingling. I am experiencing brain fog, Parkinson like symptoms but I did not feel any improvement with Levodopa. My manganese levels are high. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

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