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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Is there any effective way to increase the height by three to four inches?

Query: Hello doctor, My father's height is 5.2 feet, mother's height is 4.9 feet, and my height is 4.6 feet. My birth weight 4.6 lbs although I was born full-term. I had delayed growth since childhood and I attained puberty at the age of 15. No long term medication was taken. No illnesses since childhood, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. If the general adult height in your race is lesser than the world average then it is difficult to expect a normal height. Also, your growth is delayed and therefore it might be slightly difficult...  Read Full »

Do I need to check hormones for erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. Now, I am suffering from erectile dysfunction and weakness. My testosterone level is 280 ng/dL. Do I need to check other hormones?  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you check this hormone early morning? Preferably, sample should be given before 9 AM to an endocrinology reputed laboratory. Lot of errors can happen and always test for total testosterone. Now you can control your diabetes and start some exercises. Preferably, morn...  Read Full »

How can I lower my body fat despite activity and diet?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 54 years old, female. I am having no fat loss at all. Even after excercise and proper diet plan. I am taking medication (inhaler) for asthma, nasal spray, and vaccines for allergy and Thyroxine for thyroid.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Common medical conditions that can lead to weight gain in spite of proper diet and exercise are thyroid disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome and Cushing's syndrome and certain medicines. Since you are on Thyroxine and your thyroid is under contr...  Read Full »

I am suffering from insomnia since last three weeks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from insomnia from the past three weeks. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is this the first time you are experiencing insomnia or there has been a previous history? Sleep problems can happen if you are stressed, anxious or have a mood problem. Is there anything stressful going on in your life ? Do you do shift work? Try to address the root...  Read Full »

Can I hear my heartbeat while I am anxious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am preparing for a competitive exam. For the last one year, I can hear my heartbeat (initially all the time) later mostly when I try to sleep. I have since started yoga, running, which helped me tremendously, but for a couple of months, I have not gotten back to running (with the exam...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are possibly describing palpitation (when you are able to feel your heartbeat). It may be related to excessive anxiety. It is not uncommon for stress and anxiety to increase when you are preparing for a competitive exam. You are already following the right approach...  Read Full »

Why do I get back pain which aggravates only on sitting and standing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 36 years old. I had vitamin D deficiency with back pain before four years. I did physiotherapy and ayurvedic treatment to get cured. Things got better after doing it. But still, I have some symptoms. I have back pain while sitting for a long time specifically in some kind of chair. So...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms suggest core and back muscle weakness. I suggest you do some regular exercise in the gym or yoga or even at work. Do chair-based exercise. It helps to strengthen your core strength and back toning. Do some flexibility exercise. You can consult a physiother...  Read Full »

Will Nifedipine cause constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a constipation problem. I think my constipation is due to calcigard retard 20 mg. Other medicines are Trental 400 mg twice daily for the past twenty years for Raynauds. Five years back I underwent surgery for CSF rhinorrhea. For BP, I am taking Telsartan 40 mg and Ecospirin ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since how long you have this issue of constipation? And how frequently do you pass stools per week? Is passing stools painful? Is there any blood in your stools? Do you strain while defecating? Does anything come out while defecating? Is there any abdominal pain associ...  Read Full »

My heart rate is low at rest and increases with exercise. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male, no known health problems. My only symptom is a slow resting heart rate. I have seen it as low as 45. I feel perfectly fine, no syncope or dizziness. I am not an athlete so I do not know why it is so low. Is this cause for concern? With heart block, the heart ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normal heart rate should be between 60 to 100 beats per minute. You are having bradycardia. It can be idiopathic without any cause. But it is better to get physically examined and if needed accordingly investigation can be planned. Rule out hypothyroidism by serum T...  Read Full »

Are anti-psychotic and anti-epileptic drugs responsible for my PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having irregular periods, hormonal imbalance, severe acne, and extreme weight gain.I have a history of PCOS and I have been taking the tablet Lamotrigine and the tablet Serotia.I would like to know how to deal with this condition.  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As you were previously diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), the symptoms you are experiencing now are of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) likely. PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is dealt with medications but the most importan...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to exercise after ACL surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and had ACL surgery six months ago in my left knee but I am not able to exercise for the previous two months. What will be the consequences?  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, it takes 1 to 2 months for recovery from surgery and 3 to 4 months for muscles to regain their usual strength after ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery. Since you cannot exercise it means that your muscles have not reached their optimal strength till now. ...  Read Full »

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