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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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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 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 »

My 9-year-old son has issues with eating and bowel movements. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is nine years old with an eating disorder. He always prefers to eat junk food. Even after having a tummy-full meal, he prefers to eat biscuits and chocolates. He also has problems with bowel movements. He either gets constipated, or the motion is loose, and he is not aware of it...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Young kids tend to prefer junk food over home-cooked meals. The habit of eating junk foods would improve gradually by cooking his favorite meals at home, intentionally avoiding eating out, and not bringing chocolates and biscuits at home. ...  Read Full »

I am gaining a lot of weight. What should 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 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 my weight has increased to 176 lbs. 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 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 »

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 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. 3Test an electrocardi...  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 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 cy...  Read Full »

I am 32 years old and have had acne since my teenage. How do I treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old and have had acne since my teenage. I have undergone several treatments, and the problem keeps recurring. Kindly suggest permanent treatment for this.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Acne Vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents and adults. It involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands and therefore is seen to involve areas where oil glands are dense, like the face, chest, back, and uppe...  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 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 »

I have had symptoms like fullness, bloating, loss of appetite, regurgitation of food, and nausea etc. for the past three years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had sudden symptoms like fullness, bloating, loss of appetite, food coming back up after eating, nausea, etc. for the past three years. I also had an endoscopy upper GI, but nothing came up. However, I still have symptoms. I am an 18-year-old weighing 153 pounds and 5 feet 10 inches...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! I suggest you take capsule Becelac fortz (Biotin 100 mcg, Cyanocobalamin 15 mcg, Folic acid 1.5 mcg, Lactobacillus 2000 Million Spores, and Niacinamide 100 mg) one capsule daily after dinner for 60 days. Consult your doctor and take th...  Read Full »

Weight gain is accompanied by increased blood sugar. What to do?

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 22 pounds of weight, and my belly fat is increasing. My age is 33. My height is 5' 7" and my weight was 165 pounds then, and it reached 187 pounds now. I made a...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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