Exercise is any physical activity that helps in maintaining the overall health of the body. Physical exercises are generally classified into three groups, namely aerobic exercises (walking, swimming, cycling), anaerobic exercises (weight and functional training), and flexibility exercises (stretching).
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My sugar levels are high. What to do next?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I had GDM 9 years back with twin pregnancy. Post-delivery for few months my blood sugars were normal. Later l was started on tablet Metformin 500 mg SR bd along with diet control. Last year l was started on tablet Atenolol 5 mg od. l feel fatigue even after... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood sugars are quite high and the dose of medication (Metformin 500 mg twice a day) is becoming inadequate for you. You need to be started on stronger medicine. I would recommend you to take tablet Glycomet GP1 (Glimepiride and Metformin combination) in the morni... Read Full »
Can bariatric surgery be repeated?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 41 years old. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and for which I am taking Thyroxine 175 mcg daily. My height is 5 feet and 10 inches, and my current weight is 279 lbs. Two years ago, I had a sleeve gastrectomy and lost only 44 lbs. The surgeon now advised me to get gastric bypass su... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the reports (attachment removed to protect identity). Your testosterone level is normal. Though on the lower side of the normal range, nothing needs to be done to increase testosterone. There are medications to increase testosterone levels, ... Read Full »
Could you please interpret my reports and tell me if I have IBS or any other disease?
Query: Hello doctor,For the past seven days, I feel that there is a change in my bowel habits. According to the Bristol chart, I think my stool structure may be a type 3 to 5. I pass my stool quite comfortably every morning. But, after this, when I pass stools during the day, I have to use some force. I do... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have raised do not seem abnormal. Stool frequency can normally vary from three times a day to thrice a week. A good defecation in the morning is definitely a healthy sign. Any passage of stool during the rest of the day depends only on the stimulus ... Read Full »
What is the effective treatment for my bursitis heel?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had bursitis heel for the last seven months which is not healing in spite of ultrasound, healing creams, exercises, and anti-inflammation medicine. I suspect it is caused due to regular running. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. This is called Enthesitis and is due to inflammation of the plantar fascia. You need at least 10 days of anti-inflammatory medications. 1. Do an ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), and if poss... Read Full »
How to improve my testosterone level?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My total testosterone was low. It was 400 ng/dL. This was on last Friday after a very intense week with insufficient sleep and no exercise. My question is, am I stuck with this? How can I improve this to any value within the normal range? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. However, I would like you to answer few questions so that I can help you better. Why did you do the test? Do you have any sexual or infertility problem? Male testosterone levels (T level) usually range between 250 ng/dL and 850 ... Read Full »
My thyroids are enlarged and asymmetrical. Should I visit an endocrinologist?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old woman, who in the last six months began to experience thyroid symptoms. I am in the process of looking for a new physician, but I live in a very remote area with a significant shortage of medical professionals, so I am in a lot of ways on my own here. My mother had h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks a lot for such a detailed history, it makes my job easier. I would want to know what was the result of the biopsy or FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology). Based on that, I shall be in a better position to tell you the next step.Your thyroid is functioning to its ... Read Full »
I have been working out regularly and following a diet, but there is no weight loss or overall improvement. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been on a diet for almost a month now, but I feel that this diet does not work for me. There is no weight loss, even though I workout at the gym daily. There is no overall improvement in my body. Please help me in finding the correct weight loss diet for me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I know it can be frustrating and demotivating, to not see any positive results after putting in so much efforts. However, there are a few things you can consider if your diet and workout routine are not working for yo... Read Full »
My random blood sugar level is high. Do I have diabetes?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. My random blood sugar level is 227 today, but I had a sweet tea 15 to 20 minutes before getting the test. Should I test it again? Can I still control my diabetes, or does it have no treatment? Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your post. You have not mentioned whether you are on any treatment for your diabetes. However, I would suggest a few things.Diabetes is a treatable disease, and people lead a normal life despite being diabetic, but they still need treatment. If you are not... Read Full »
What is Lp-PLA2 test done for?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old female. My height is 5'4" and weight is 120 pounds. I have slightly elevated cholesterol level and so I had a blood test done before three months for Lp-PLA2, which came back high. I had it repeated this week, exactly three months later and it came back double high. I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Lp-PLA2 (lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2) is a marker of inflammation and can be raised in any atherosclerosis or even inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. However predominantly it is used as a cardiac marker. I need ... Read Full »
Are medicines necessary for elevated LDL levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 43 years old. I do not smoke or drink, but my food habits are not very good. Recently, I got my blood checked for Apo B/Apo A and the ratio was really bad at 1.6. The triglyceride is around 474 and this rose from 270 around three months back. My HDL is 26, LDL 116 and TC 237. Let... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You definitely need treatment for high cholesterol along with dietary modifications. You need to be started on a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. Start regular exercise and avoid oil, rice and potatoes. For blood sugars, you can wa... Read Full »