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Exercise is any form of physical activity that helps maintain fitness and improves overall health. It can be done for several reasons. It helps to grow, gain muscles, enhance strength, improve the cardiovascular system, train for athletics, etc. Aerobic, anaerobic, and flexibility exercises are different classifications of exercises.

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My father's mood is declining despite taking antidepressants. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My father, aged 60 years, weighs 194 pounds, with a height of 5.5 feet, and has been taking antidepressants (Venlafaxine 75 mg) for the past four years. He was doing great, and his mood was very happy. However, recently, his mood has declined, and he speaks very little. Most of the time...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for seeking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your problem and your father's situation. He has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. There are non-pharmacological management strategies for depression that your father should consider follo...  Read Full »

How can HIIT exercise boost your mood?

Query: Hello doctor, How HIIT exercise can boost your mood?  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sure a lot of people are aware of the neurotransmitter serotonin which is directly linked to mood changes. A decrease in the amount of serotonin in the body can lead to depression and low mood. When talking about exercise to boost your mood, it is thereby wise to f...  Read Full »

My iron levels are low due to exercise. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I went for general blood work, CBC, and iron levels and all was normal three months back. I did another blood test recently and now my iron levels have dropped. Nothing has changed except that I have started exercising very vigorously. On the day of the test, I completed an exercise in...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your hemoglobin level is well maintained. But as your iron stores are decreasing that means either there is some nutritional defi...  Read Full »

I had metal implant for midshaft humerus fracture before a year. Shall I start my workout?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sports-related injury which resulted in a midshaft humerus bone fracture, the bone was basically broken in three different places. I got surgery due to the severity and had a metal implant placed in my arm holding the bones together. It has already been a whole year since the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your fracture seems to have united on the x-rays (true AP and lateral views are not there) (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The best modality for fracture union is CT (computerized tomography) scan. You can start with the exercises and gradually you ...  Read Full »

Why does my son have fluctuating blood pressure readings?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a 23-year-old son, and I checked his blood pressure. His readings were 131/94 mm of Hg one night, 124/92 mm of Hg the next morning, and 126/93 mm of Hg in the evening two days later. Please advise if these blood pressure readings are normal. My son refuses to go for any blood tes...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is simply when the pressure with which blood flows through a blood vessel is elevated. In your son's case, it is not extremely high. The normal blood pressure at any time of the day should be less than 120/8...  Read Full »

I feel lonely and uncomfortable in crowds. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 30 years old, weigh 99 pounds, and am 4.5 feet tall. I live alone; my husband comes home from work at 11 o'clock. Throughout the day, I spend time alone, talking to myself and feeling as though someone is around me. I experience fear and hesitation in crowds and sometimes end up hu...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for seeking help from a psychiatrist. I understand your situation.You may have major depressive disorder due to living alone. There are non-pharmacological management strategies for your depression. You should try to follow the guidelines below to deal with it;...  Read Full »

I am unable to focus on studies due to the fear of not being the topper. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I was a topper in my three semesters. Now, I have a fear that I will lose my topper position in my fourth semester. Due to this fear, I am unable to focus on my studies.   Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you concentrate on your rank, you will not get it. You need to concentrate on your studies and enjoy your journey to build your career. Ranking is not an important factor but skill and knowledge are important. If you are good in skill and knowledge, you will get a go...  Read Full »

I am 6-weeks pregnant. What exercises can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently six and a half weeks pregnant and I am unsure about what exercises are safe for me. Can I do Pilates? Is it okay to lift heavy weights in the gym? Can I engage in HIIT workouts? Kindly clarify.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You should avoid heavy weightlifting until 14 weeks of pregnancy, as per guidelines. Here are some exercises commonly considered safe and effective during this period: Low-impact cardio: Walking provides a gentle yet ...  Read Full »

Whenever I skip my exercise, I feel down. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Lately, I have noticed something a bit peculiar about myself, and I am hoping you can offer some insight. Whenever I skip my regular exercise routine, I find myself feeling quite down. It is as if a wave of guilt washes over me, and my mental well-being suffers. I have always been someo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your problem and situation. It is normal, not depression. When you exercise, it triggers the release of dopamine and adrenaline in your body and brain, which produces a sense of well-being. However, when you...  Read Full »

Can exercises fix disc problems, or is surgery necessary?

Query: Hello doctor, Is the operation of the disc necessary, or can it be done by exercise?  Read Full »

Dr. Althuri Mohan Krishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Surgery on disc problems is not a must unless they are compressing the nerve and causing weakness in both legs, and you lose control over urine and passing stools. If it is a mild compression, you can manage it with exercise and meditation. In some cases, you can try th...  Read Full »

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