Lifestyle Modification

Lifestyle modification involves the long-term alteration of eating and physical activities by adopting and maintaining new habits. It is used to treat various diseases including obesity, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, etc.

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I am a 26-year-old, who is 78 kg. How can I lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old with a weight of 78 kg with no health issues. I tried losing weight for the complaint of my irregular periods. It worked for only a month, after which I faced the same problem. Also, I feel that the left side of my body has more fat when compared to the right side, be...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There can be multiple reasons for excess weight. Try to be positive and healthy. I suggest you make simple lifestyle changes like walking regularly to the nearest grocery shop to buy necessities and carrying two to three kg (kilograms) of pro...  Read Full »

Can I bring my increased blood sugar levels back to normal with exercises?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my blood sugar level tested after nine hours of fasting, and it was 138 g/dL. Am I diabetic? Nine hours back, I had a cold drink and burger, and I am overweight. Will my blood sugar level reduce if I exercise and reduce weight?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. I cannot say on just one high reading that you have diabetes. You need to do a HbA1C test to be sure of this. Yes, the meal which you described can give high blood sugar levels. If you modify your lifestyle, then definitely you can help yourse...  Read Full »

I have dreams of death and falling and find it difficult to sleep. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not find difficulty in sleeping. I sleep around 9.30 pm, and I wake up at 7 am. My sleeping schedule is normal, but I come across several bad dreams. I get up in the middle of the night due to bad dreams and take some time to sleep again. Can this be treated because I have dreams of ...  Read Full »

Dr. C Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to May I know what your profession is? It can be because of stress. I suggest you go for a walk or jog every day. Then take a relaxing bath and try to spend some time with the kids. Finally, before going to bed, read feel-good books. Please do it for ten days and let me...  Read Full »

My one-year-old angiography report was normal, but I still have chest pain; Why?

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, I had chest pain. I thought that it is may be due to some excessive spicy food I took the last night and also I did not sleep till late due to some work. So, I just ignored it and left for my work. That day, I had to go somewhere driving myself and I thought it as just a min...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you, do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case, reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Are severe body and bone pain with headaches, sore eyes, tiredness, and ringing ears symptoms of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had severe body and bone pain for the past few months. I have headaches, sore eyes, tiredness, and ringing ears. I got a complete blood test, and my results are normal. I am worried if these are cancer symptoms or what else could be causing my pain?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to, sore eyes, tiredness can be the symptoms of anemia, vitamin deficiencies, stressful life, lack of sleep, excessive anxiety, etc., and not necessarily of cancer. Since you mentioned that your blood reports had come back normal, it is certainly not due to anemia o...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sudden changes in my mood. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing random mood changes that range from being numb emotionally to being energetic and struggling to slow down. I have been struggling with it for as long as I remember, but it affects my diet, personal hygiene, and sleep quite significantly, and I think something may be wrong...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. I suggest you may have a mixed anxiety depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it; I suggest you try the below-mentioned guidelines to deal with it. It will help...  Read Full »

I am worried about cholesterol and liver enzymes results. Can you please suggest on this?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been advised by my doctor to get a few tests done. My laboratory results have come and I am worried about the cholesterol and liver enzymes results. I am currently on tablet Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) medication. As my general physician is not available, can you please suggest on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, According to your statement, you have recently undergone liver function tests, CBC (complete blood count) as well as lipid profile tests and found raised levels of cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein), SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic tr...  Read Full »

Is there any issue with my echo report?

Query: Hi doctor,I had anterior myocardial infarction five years back, and I was on medications until angiogram and angioplasty were done last year. My last month echo report states, mid anterior septum, anterior wall, and anterolateral wall thinned and hypokinetic. Apical septum, LV apex thinned, and akin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These are changes due to AWMI (anterior wall myocardial infarction). You are having dysfunction of the heart, which is of moderate intensity. It is a significant dysfunction, but manageable. Normal functioning of the heart is more than 55 %, and yours is 40 %. Surviv...  Read Full »

I often have palpitations at bedtime. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 and in good health. For about a year, I have had some strange heart palpitations. They tend to happen at night when I lie down. They are very strong beats and irregular. It lasts only a couple of minutes but is quite scary as it feels like my heart is beating out of control an...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Palpitations are very common, and usually, they are not serious until there are accompanying symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting or drop attacks, etc. One of the most common causes of palpitations is anxiety, but it can also be due to heart rhythm prob...  Read Full »

Is weight affected by high TSH value?

Query: Hi doctor, My weight keeps on increasing despite diet and regular exercise. I got my thyroid test done, and it showed a high TSH of 4.7 with normal T3 and T4. I am getting a regular cold. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your TSH - thyroid-stimulating hormone value is almost normal. The range we usually take normal is 0.5 to 4.0 mIU/L. Some differences are due to the laboratory you choose and sample timing. The best is the early morning sampling. In such a situation, there is no need...  Read Full »

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