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How To Lose Weight

You can lose weight by consuming a low-calorie and a high-fiber diet. Thirty minutes of physical exercise like walking, swimming, aerobics, etc. will help lose weight. Usually, by reducing the intake of processed foods, which are high in saturated fats, salt and sugar, and exercising, weight loss can be achieved.

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I have thyroid and weight gain issues. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a thyroid problem and weight gain problem. I want to lose my weight. TSH is 7.63. I am taking Thyronorm 100 for last three years.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a few things that you need to know. Your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is slightly high and therefore you have sub-clinical hypothyroidism and therefore there is no need to take any treatment. Your cholesterol is high. You must do diet and exercise t...  Read Full »

I am a 5-week pregnant female with PCOS. What are the complications with PCOS in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS, and I got pregnant with it. I am at five weeks and four days of my pregnancy. My doctor has given me folic acid, Glucophage, Duphaston, Estranor, and Loprin, along with weekly injections of Ivf-C 5000 and Gravidol. I want to know how long I would have to take these medicines ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. These medicines are progesterone based, which is required for maintaining the pregnancy. In pregnancy, progesterone is mainly secreted by the placenta, so at 12 to 14 weeks placenta is completely formed. After that, you can stop these medic...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for irregular periods and weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25, married and sexually active. I suffered from PCOD for a while, took all sorts of allopathic and homeopathic medicines and when I got scanned two months ago, PCOD was not found. I thought this is the end of my problem but, still, my periods are irregular. Last time, I was late ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to note that PCOD is not diagnosed by ultrasound. Kindly get thyroid profile, serum androsterone test, serum prolactin, serum testosterone, free androgen index, serum insulin, and fasting blood sugar test done. Start doing six sets of Surya Namaskar every day. Follow...  Read Full »

I have weight gain due to PCOS. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I was told I have PCOS after a scan but after telling the doctors something was wrong as I kept gaining weight. I was put on Metformin but I started gaining even more weight so I stopped taking it. My facial hair increased and I still had very slow weight loss. I then started taking it aga...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Yes, it is common to have weight loss with Metformin therapy and it is actually very good for you. You see Metformin decreases insulin resistance whic...  Read Full »

Are my ovarian cysts not allowing me to lose weight and conceive?

Query: Hi doctor,I am currently overweight and trying to lose weight for a while but nothing has been working. I got an ultrasound done last year and many cysts on my ovaries were seen. We have also been trying to conceive for the past ten months. I am in my early thirties and I have a six years old boy. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi,Welcome to weight is more than normal. Do u have menstruation irregularities? How about any acne, or facial hair? What have you been trying for the treatment, any medications? Your blood tests are fine other than cholesterol levels. You need to do TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone...  Read Full »

Can I maintain my weight while occasionally enjoying fries?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female and weigh 202 pounds. Is it possible to maintain a weight-loss journey while still occasionally enjoying fries daily? I want to make healthier choices, but also love having my favorite snack, French fries. How can I balance this to stay motivated and reach my wei...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. While it is possible to maintain a weight-loss journey while still enjoying fries occasionally, it is essential to find a balance that supports your weight-loss goals. Here are some tips to help ...  Read Full »

I am a 30-year-old female with obesity. How to lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30 year old female. Over the past six months, I have experienced a gradual and significant increase in my body weight, which now falls into the obese category based on my BMI (body mass index). While I am aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Causes of your problem can be due to hormonal disorders 10 % of the time and increased calorie intake, or less calorie burning 90 % of the time. Your problem can precipitate risks like cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal and joint disor...  Read Full »

Please advise on diet and exercise for weight loss.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have hypothyroidism and I am on medicines for it. Also hysterectomy was done 3 years back. I want to reduce my weight now. Please advise appropriate diet and exercise for me. Age - 52 years/ female.Weight - 75kgs, height - 5'4".  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your weight gain may be partially due to hypothyroidism.You may start with brisk walking for 20 minutes daily and gradually increase it to 45 minutes daily. Please do not lift heavy weights at this age. This may cause more harm than benefit. Try oats, muesli, brown ...  Read Full »

How to reduce weight soon by following diet?

Query: Hi doctor,I started to follow a diet to lose weight and tried eating foods with low calories. I exercise a lot. I am scared to eat foods with high calories. I am not taking heavy meals. I am taking only my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, I feel like foods in our house cause fattening in me. Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Sekhri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I recommend you eat your breakfast and lunch which include salads, clear soups, boiled eggs without the yolk, sprouts, green vegetables, roasted chicken, and fish. Avoid fatty and fried foods, sweet foods and drinks. Avoid eating after 8 PM and dinner should have only ...  Read Full »

Can weight be reduced by going to the gym?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old male. My weight is 220.46 Ibs and my height is 5'5". My current medications are as follows. Atorvastatin 10 mg on alternate days for hyperlipidemia, Allopurinol 100 mg three times a day for hyperuricemia, and LABA plus steroid inhaler for asthma. Today, my BP is 139/98 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are overweight. You have to reduce your weight to around 143.30 Ibs to live a healthy life. Your lipid status and blood pressure may become normal, once you shed those extra kilos. Going to the gym is a good initiative and I suggest you not to lift weights until you...  Read Full »

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