Junk Food

Junk food is an unhealthy food presenting with high calories, low dietary fiber, proteins, vitamins, minerals, or other important forms of nutritional value. These foods include salted snack foods, candy, sweet desserts, fried fast food, and sugary carbonated beverages. Hamburgers, pizza, and tocos come under junk foods. Taking junk foods on a regular basis increases the risk of developing obesity, diabetes type II, heart diseases, liver diseases, and cancer in the body. It also causes memory loss, shrinkage in some parts of the brain, anxiety, and depression in children.

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I do not have any systemic issues but still gaining a lot of weight. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am becoming overweight day by day. I do not have any problems with thyroid or any other systemic issues. So, what can I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have a weight gain related issue. Orlistat is a very good drug to lose weight, but it should not be taken with anything else. Also, I suggest that you exercise 60 minutes daily and eat fruits a...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some medicine to reduce my weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female and I am breastfeeding my 8-month-old baby. My periods have got delayed and I have increased my weight to 80 kg. I am unable to lose fat despite proper diet. Can you suggest some medicine to reduce my weight? I am on Deviry 10 mg. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prabha Ranjan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Medicine to reduce weight is never recommended, especially if you are breastfeeding, until and unless the weight is causing problems with maintaining good health. I suggest you to follow: 1) Diet and exercise are best. 2) Fresh fruits, nutritious diet, sprouts are ...  Read Full »

I gained 10 kg weight in two years and my blood sugar level also increased due to my unhealthy eating habits. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not diabetic, but I have been eating more junk foods and not exercising at all for the past couple of years. So I gained 10 kg weight, and my belly fat is increasing. My age is 33. My height is 175 cm, my weight was 75 kg then, and it reached 85 kg now. I made a blood sugar test a...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. I am glad that you realized the consequences of sedentary life and more junk foods. As diabetes is a lifestyle disease, it can only be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and healthy food habits, which you have...  Read Full »

Does heaviness in the left side of my chest after eating junk food suggest a heart problem?

Query: Hello, doctor, I have gas issues, and the left side of my chest has felt heavy for two days. It occurs after taking dinner. I feel like gas is trapped. It is very uncomfortable and scary. I took Ganaton gas medicine, but it is not working. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Gastritis can cause these issues. I suggest you the following- 1. Pantop 40 (Pantoprazole) tablet twice a day. 2. Syrup Gaviscon (Sodium Alginate, Sodium Bicarbonate, and Calcium Carbonate) two teaspoons thrice a day. 3. Test an electrocar...  Read Full »

How to get rid of acidity caused due to taking spicy food?

Query: Hello doctor, I eat out a lot and take junk food very frequently. I am suffering from acidity now. If I take spicy food, I feel uneasiness in my stomach. I am a 25 year old male. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please consider the following suggestions to get rid of your acidity: Avoid eating out. Also avoid oily, spicy and fried food items. Drink plenty of water (at least eight glasses of water every day). Drink two glasses of water in the morning as soon as...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing clear liquid discharge from my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am nine days post ovulation and have been experiencing clear liquid discharge from my vagina since two days. I also have a headache, stomachache, and tiredness. I am a little overweight, so I have been starving myself. Is this clear liquid discharge normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once ovulation occurs, the remaining follicle, called the corpus luteum, will keep producing hormone progesterone, for a possible pregnancy to get implanted in the uterus. There is nothing to worry as the watery discharge is because of this. Other symptoms include de...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest discomfort and pain after eating a greasy and spicy meal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old with a weight of 81 kilograms and a height of six feet five inches. I had a spicy meal for the lunch before five hours and after that, I started to have chest pain with discomfort in my left wrist. I am unsure whether it is something to be worried. Is it due to heartbur...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ongoing through your presenting complaints, I have established the cause of your symptoms. Food taken with high fat or spice content can cause gastritis or exacerbates the condition of underlying gastric or duodenal ulcer problems. Regarding your current symptoms, there...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to make my son active and more energetic.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years old. He has an allergy problem and once had an episode of severe congestion. He was hospitalized and given inhalation nebulizer. Now, he is on inhaler Aerocort. He feels tired, panting on playing and often tends to sit while playing. He feels very hot on his ears, limbs...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know the symptoms in much more detail. How is his diet and appetite? Does he fall ill frequently? What is his weight? Is he on nebulization frequently? How is his academic performance? Is he stressed out? I would suggest a few blood tests to know his hemo...  Read Full »

Please suggest food habits to sleep well.

Query: Hi doctor, I work from 3 PM to 1 AM and cannot sleep once I am back. My food habits are also messed up. As I cannot sleep properly, I get up late. Hence, I am missing my breakfast and having heavy brunch. Some days, I even miss lunch and have dinner around 7 PM. I have also started putting weight un...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not just because of your food habits that your sleep-wake cycle is disturbed. Your whole work schedule is rather disturbing your sleep. You need to regularize your activities and follow sleep hygiene along with your circadian rhythm. Regarding your food cycle, fi...  Read Full »

Is Vysov good for controlling blood sugar?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 29 years old. My blood sugar levels were FBS 296 and PP 441. So, I consult with doctor and they suggested to take Insulin 14 units in the morning and 8 units at night for 15 days. After 15 days, it reduced to FBS 180 and PP 230. So, they stopped insulin and then they asked to take Vy...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your present fasting and postprandial (PP) sugar are fairly well controlled. It means the current treatment has been quite helpful. If you have checked your HbA1c% (glycated hemoglobin), then please mention that too. Because, in a well-controlled d...  Read Full »

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