Fasting

Fasting is a state of being refrained from eating food and drinking fluids willingly. Fasting helps in weight loss and improves overall fitness. It boosts cognitive performance and decreases the risk of developing metabolic diseases in the body. It decreases the development of obesity and other chronic diseases. It is good to follow short fast periods of 8 to 24 hours. Long fast periods increase the risk of developing problems due to fasting.

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What is the best treatment for diabetic patients?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male, and I am taking tablet Metformin 500 mg twice daily for my blood sugar, but still, it is 230 mg/dL in the morning (fasting) and 300 mg/dL in postprandial. Please help me with what I should do and guide me on how I can control my sugar. I am panicked about this, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is the HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) value which shows your average sugar over the last two to three months? Diabetes has many complications, so it is not just to bring down the numbers but to monitor and treat complications associated with diabetes. Check your eye...  Read Full »

What should I do to control my weight with hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hi, I am a hyperthyroidism patient. My weight was 65 kg when i was normal. And then my weight is suddenly decreased and it was 52 kg, and i knew that i have hyperthyroid, so treatment was start from last year and now my current weight is 73 kg, can you help me how can i control weight now? I am t...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi Thanks for your query First of all u need to control ur thyroid function so ur thyroid Harmon levels should be stable. When ur thyroid harmone levels increase u will lose weight. I don’t know why ur taking inderal? It’s given initially to control symptoms because carbimazole takes t...  Read Full »

Can I take medicine for diabetes while on fasting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old female. I have hypertension for four years, and I take Co-Diovan 80/12.5. In the past days, I performed blood sugar tests on Accu-check device and got the following results respectively in four days after eight to ten fasting hours: 283, 364, 420, 483. After the lock...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have diabetes mellitus and your weight is high as well. If you do not have symptoms you can go for fasting. You need to do HBA1c (glycated hemoglobin) which will show your average sugar over two to three months previously. Check your eyes for retinopathy. Kidney funct...  Read Full »

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