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Diet Plan

A diet plan is the list of food the person can eat to manage their health and weight. A diet plan is tailored to the individual's health condition, weight, and other factors. Such a plan includes food items that are low in calories but are nutritious and provide the essential nutrients required by the body.

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Are multigrain cereals healthy?

Query: Hi doctor, I was just wondering. I like cereal and I try to go with a healthier option that still tastes good. So I found multigrain Cheerios and I thought they would be a healthier alternative to something like Froot Loops, Lucky Charms, and other sugary cereals. I know there are healthier options ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When it comes to the content of sugar or high fructose corn syrup or chemicals, multigrain cheerios has it in the same amount as the normal one. Another good habit to follow is to eat one grain in a meal. For example, You should not be eating rice and wheat together in...  Read Full »

How may my wife gain weight with thalassemia minor?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 31 years old and has a history of mild thalassemia. Her hemoglobin level is consistently between 9 and 10 units. HbA2 is 5.40, RBC count is 5.14, and packed cell volume (PCV) is 30.90. Her current weight is 129 pounds. Could you please provide a diet chart for a thalassemia m...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern (I went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your wife has beta thalassemia minor, which is one of the mild hemolytic diseases (a condition that can cause excessive bleeding). ...  Read Full »

How can my lifestyle impact my mental health as I age?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been thinking about how my lifestyle affects my mood and brain health, especially as I get older. What habits are important for staying mentally well, especially as time passes? I am also curious about how food affects my brain. Are there certain foods I should eat more of as I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. As we age, lifestyle choices become increasingly important for maintaining good mental health. I suggest following some habits that become more crucial over time: Regular exercise: Aim for at least 150 minutes of ...  Read Full »

Please help me with a diet plan for my bloating and IBS.

Query: Hello doctor,I was hoping to discuss my diet with a professional. I have a leaky gut, bloating, severe IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), anxiety, specific antibody disorder, and am lactose intolerant. I also have sudden-onset adult asthma with no allergies. Additionally, I experience chronic congestio...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello,Welcome to am reviewing your case history in detail and will get back shortly. Please wait for my detailed response before replying.Regards.  Read Full »

Father is suffering from TB. What food should he take and avoid while on DOTS treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 48 years old. He has been suffering from pleural effusion and TB for the last two months. DOTS treatment is going on. I want to know what foods should he take and what should he avoid.  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Good your father is under treatment, continue without any break, that is the most important thing. Diet also plays a vital role in TB treatment. Consume fruits, and vegetables like oranges, mango, sweet pumpkin, carrots, guava, amla (Indian gooseberry), tomato, nuts,...  Read Full »

How to identify the cause behind skin allergy in my child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter was born six months ago with a weight of six pounds. Her current weight is approximately ten pounds now. From 3rd month of her age, she has got skin problem. We started formula feeding along with breastfeeding at that time. She got skin redness and some sort of problem in her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). By what you are telling it is looking like allergic skin disorder. This can be due to anything being applied on her skin, sometimes due to cow's milk allergy, etc. Does your child have fever or ...  Read Full »

Can drumstick leaf soup lower amniotic fluid levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am five months pregnant. I am taking one glass of drumstick leaf soup daily. My neighbors tell me it will reduce the amniotic fluid. So, I am confused. Please give me a good suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern.You can comfortably have anything to improve your health. It can never affect the baby. It is a myth that the fluid around the baby will reduce. If the baby's blood flow is normal, the blood flow to the baby's kidney will be normal, and the ba...  Read Full »

Please suggest how to increase my muscle mass.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very lean body build. I want to increase my muscle mass. What should I do? Shall I take any medicine or any diet suggestions? Age 23,¬†male, weight 59kg, height - 179cm.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You must take a high protein diet. And to aid better protein absorption, include acidic foods like lemon, orange, etc., in your diet. I am mentioning here a sample protein rich diet. You may modify the same as per your taste. Breakfast: 4 boiled/scrambled/...  Read Full »

Suggest a diet for my husband's high BP and cholesterol.

Query: Hi Doctor, My husband is 35 years old. He is on medication for high BP and cholesterol. BP being 145/100, HDL-46, LDL-117.6, TGL-212, VLDL-42.4. Kindly help with the diet plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diet plan for your husband is as follows: Do not use table salt, i.e, avoid using salt for him over and above what you use in cooking vegetables and other dishes. Avoid pickles/white bread/soups/noodles/any kind of food requiring excessive preservation/lentil cakes...  Read Full »

How to safeguard rest of the family from chickenpox?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is suffering from chickenpox. What can I do to prevent it from spreading to my family members? What type of diet can he take? He is a 10 year old boy whose weight is 51 kg.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In case all of your family members have got full blown chickenpox earlier, there is nothing to worry about. Otherwise, you need to keep your brother in a separate room until all his lesions have crusted. Wash all his utensils and clothes separately in hot water. He ca...  Read Full »

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