Healthy Life

Following a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, etc., and may help you lead a healthy life. A healthy lifestyle includes consuming a healthy diet (rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats), adequate physical activity, maintaining healthy body weight, and quitting smoking and alcohol.

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My mother's BP is not under control from the last few days. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 60 year old mom is a diabetic. Her blood sugars are 100 in fasting and 140 in random. She is also hypertensive. Her BP is usually under control, but from the last few days, it shot up to 180/80. She is taking Tenormin 20 mg. Kindly tell me what I should do. She is feeling well other...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Now, the priority is to control the blood pressure (BP). So, her BP medicine needs to be hiked. She needs to be on a medicine like Metoprolol. So, you can get this medicine prescribed. The BP needs to be controlled even if she is not having any symptoms. Also try to f...  Read Full »

My calcium score test result was 0.4. Do I have any risk?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 47-year-old male, who is hypertensive for the past seven years. I take daily medicine to control my blood pressure. I do not have any other problem. I went to my cardiologist last week, for the yearly medical checkup. My LDL is 170, HDL is 41, ECG is normal, and blood test came back...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A calcium score of 0 means no identifiable disease, while 1 to 99 indicates mild disease. And score between 0 to 1 indicates minimal disease. It is near normal; there is no significant risk associated. I think you should take statins bec...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest from the reports if I need angioplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have breathlessness while walking or taking stairs, chest congestion at times, and sleeplessness. I am diabetic and take Insulin twice a day. Please find the attached reports of ECG, echo, and angiography. Is angioplasty required? Can blockage be tackled with medicines alone?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you should undergo angioplasty because you are having symptoms on exertion. The ECG changes are suggestive of deficient blood supply. Also, the blockage is significant 80 %. At this moment,...  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. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Kindly give some tips to prevent stroke.

Query: Hi doctor, Kindly give some tips on the ways to prevent stroke.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are some tips to prevent stroke. Regular exercises like brisk walking and jogging according to your capacity for at least 30 minutes a day and five to seven days a week in nearly all peoples. Regular exercises help in reducing weight, decrease lipid level and bl...  Read Full »

What to eat for good prostate and testicular health and how to prevent cancer in these areas?

Query: Hi doctor, I need few clarifications on how to protect the testicle and the right foods to eat for good testicle as well as for prostate and scrotum health. Also, provide how one can I prevent cancer in these areas like prostate, testicle, and scrotum.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diet or things to avoid: Excess of anything (broadly saying). Too much oily or spicy food. Avoid smoking, and you can have alcohol occasionally. Avoid too much porn or too much masturbation. Avoid fast foods, chocolate, cold drinks, etc. Things to eat more: ...  Read Full »

After the passage of kidney stone, my kidney is little bigger. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. I am experiencing sharp back pain for the past few months. I had a kidney stone on the left side kidney. Even after passing, I have a lot of pain in that region. On my recent echocardiogram, I have a growth in my kidney for an inch and there is no hydronephrosis....  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a small stone and it has passed away now and it has left some swelling in that region. It takes time to get healed. Due to that, you have a growth in the l...  Read Full »

Do I have a chance to grow further for at least 5 feet 10 inches?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old boy and I am 5 feet 5 inches. I do not think that I have a growth spurt. After puberty, I started to have pubic hair and it got extended into my thighs. I have a mustache and some hairs on my chin and cheeks. My mother is 4 feet 11 inches and my father is 5 feet 11 inc...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can still grow up to the age of 20 years. The parameters mentioned by you are quite normal and there are still chances to grow more. I suggest you take a healthy diet and follow a proper routine of playing sports. Sports like badminton, vo...  Read Full »

Please help me to clear the doubts about my health condition.

Query: healths have some personal doubts needed to ask and ask what can i do for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Sunita Kothari

Answer: hello yes write to me not a issue, I will guide you dear  Read Full »

Can hot tub or sauna affect the quality of the sperm?

Query: Hi doctor,My question is for a male fertility specialist. I am big into hot saunas, hot tubs, and also have a cold plunge. I have read everything about how heat can cause men to have all sorts of issues. My question is around timing. For example, could I use a sauna or hot tub for weeks or days befo...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can use a sauna or hot tub weekly once. You are right; you should not be in a hot tub or sauna for a week at least, for healthy sperm. No icing is not suitable for sperm. Your scrotum will regulate its temperature by shrinking and relaxing. Too hot or t...  Read Full »

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