Fitness is when you maintain a healthy body by following a healthy lifestyle. Fitness is achieved by following a diet plan and a regular exercise pattern. It helps to maintain weight and reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems. It provides better strength and nutrients to the muscles and bones. It reduces the risk of blood pressure, diabetes, and other lifestyle-related chronic illnesses.

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Is it safe for women to take over-the-counter Testosterone supplements to gain muscles?

Query: Hi doctor, Can women take over-the-counter testosterone supplements meant for men? I am an 18-year-old female hoping it can help me build muscle, but I have a family history of breast cancer, and I do not want to mess with hormones if it is not safe. Please give me your suggestions. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, taking an over-the-counter testosterone drug can cause hormonal imbalance and can lead to complications. Such as changes in voice, unwanted hair growth, and it can change the breast size, so I would suggest you...  Read Full »

I would like to know how and why people make lifestyle changes. Is it possible to lose weight by using fitness trackers?

Query: Hi doctor, How and why do people change when they become aware of certain behaviors, such as eating too many calories and junk food, not moving enough, having high blood pressure, and so on? Can fitness trackers help people live healthier lives than ever before? If yes, how?  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. We used to have food scarcity and too much physical labor. As a result, obesity and lifestyle diseases are decreasing in the population. People eat more when there is more food available and less when there is no food available. The agricu...  Read Full »

My baby is not attached to me. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure if this is the right category to post my question in. My problem is with my mother-in-law. Or maybe the problem is with me, after all.My baby boy is now 8 months old. He is a handful most days. He is not the type that plays by himself and he gets bored really quickly. He ...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from an adjustment disorder. The anger and frustration are due to your new role as a mother. A mother-child bonding is unique. Nobody can separate your son from you. Of course, he belongs to you. But, he is also her grandchild and he...  Read Full »

How long should a healthy 50-year-old individual walk daily to have a healthy life?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52 year old, and I do not have any health problems yet. How much can I walk daily?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is advised to walk for about 30 to 40 minutes daily. This is ideal in a clean pollution free surrounding. Brisk walking is excellent, and running is advised as per suitability, based on your stamina and practice. Regards. For more information consult an orthopaedicia...  Read Full »

Why do I have an indentation in thigh muscle?

Query: Hello doctor,About a week ago, I noticed this indentation on my left thigh. It looks like a long line across it. It is most visible when the leg is placed horizontally and the muscle is relaxed. I cannot see it when I stand up or bend my leg. I think it appeared recently because I would have noticed...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is most probably related to the muscular and fatty tissue configuration of your body. Since you have been working out, it probably started to appear due to the augmentation of your muscles. It fits into the normal configuration and there is nothing to be worried a...  Read Full »

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