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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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 bef... Read Full »
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 too cold i... Read Full »
How to protect my newborn from mosquito bites?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a newborn baby girl at home. What mosquito repellent can I use for her? Can I use camphor at home? Will placing camphor pieces at the corners of the home harm the inhalation of the baby? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not use camphor or any such agent on the baby. It can cause a nauseating sensation to the child since the child is very small. You can keep the child in a mosquito net in order to prevent the child from getting bitten by the mosquitos. Read Full »
I have been suffering from health anxiety. Sometimes, I am not able to follow my schedule properly which makes me feel so depressed. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from health anxiety. I used to get eight hours of sleep and one hour of walk everyday. I keep my body mass index according to my height and weight. But sometimes, I am not able to follow my schedule properly, that makes me feel so depressed. I always want to see myse... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, I can understand your situation and concern about your health. It is good to take care of your health but do not get obsessed with it. If you do not take a break from your routine, it will become boring and monotonous. You are not going to be ... Read Full »
Why am I experiencing rapid weight loss?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a concern regarding my weight. I have lost about 2 to 2.5 kg in a month's time. I have not exercised recently. I weighed 74.4 kg last month, and now I weigh 72.8 kg. Moreover, my waist circumference has also decreased. I am worried about this sudden weight loss. Could this indic... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMI (body mass index) is 25.36 which is close to the normal range. However, I do understand your concern. Can you provide more details about your lifestyle as well as medical and personal history? Do you smoke cigarettes? Do you have a family history of diabetes... Read Full »
I have been prescribed the tablet Contrave for obesity, but I am hesitant to use it. Please help
Query: Hi doctor, I have had weight gain problems for many years and worse after having kids, I managed to get to 57 kg and maintain it for four plus years. Then one thing after another happened and I find myself back at the biggest I have weighed in many years and I cannot stand it. I have only ever taken... Read Full »
Answer: Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. There are better drugs available to reduce weight. I would not recommend Naltrexone and Bupropione due to their many side effects like palpitation, insomnia, and blurred vision. I suggest the following- 1. Healthy diet a... Read Full »
Are nightshade vegetables harmful?
Query: Hello doctor, Are nightshades vegetables harmful? Please comment on nightshade vegetables. Do they cause inflammation? And if so, do we have to avoid them? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Except for tobacco, all other nightshade vegetables can be taken in the recommended amount. Though they contain some chemicals, they are mostly in a very minute amount and are beneficial for health. The side-effect documented is a personal account and no research has... Read Full »
Can I take Betnelan tablet and Mosegor syrup to gain weight?
Query: Hello doctor,I am using Betnelan tablet and Mosegor syrup to stay healthy. Is it advisable to take it? I am using it for the past one year. Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would not suggest you use them. These tablets and syrup are not going to help you to gain weight or muscle building. Betnelan is steroids and it will cause harm to your body in the long run. Steroid work by replacing the testosterone hormone that would normally be pro... Read Full »
Is gym workout good for health and stress?
Query: Hello doctor, Is gym workout good for health and stress? Please suggest me as I want to join the gym. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any kind of workout is good for health and stress. In particular, aerobic exercises like walking, running on a treadmill, Zumba dancing, etc., are good for overall health. It not only helps lose weight but also controls blood pressure, blood sugar, serum triglyceride... Read Full »
I have fluctuating sugar levels. Am I diabetic?
Query: Hello doctor, No one is diabetic in my whole family. My sugar levels are fluctuating. My sugar levels in the past three months were 110 mg/dl, 107 mg/dl and 122 mg/dl for pre-lunch and post-lunch were 83 mg/dl, 120 mg/dl and 172 mg/dl respectively. I have never taken any medicine for diabetes. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not a diabetic, but some of your reports need further follow up. You seem to be in a healthy weight range. A better indicator of your blood sugar levels will be glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C). This is a blood test and can be done at any time of the day. This... Read Full »
Kindly give some tips to prevent stroke.
Query: Hi doctor, Kindly give some tips on the ways to prevent stroke. Read Full »
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 ... Read Full »