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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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Why does my son have fluctuating blood pressure readings?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a 23-year-old son, and I checked his blood pressure. His readings were 131/94 mm of Hg one night, 124/92 mm of Hg the next morning, and 126/93 mm of Hg in the evening two days later. Please advise if these blood pressure readings are normal. My son refuses to go for any blood tes...  Read Full »


Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is simply when the pressure with which blood flows through a blood vessel is elevated. In your son's case, it is not extremely high. The normal blood pressure at any time of the day should be less than 120/8...  Read Full »

I am having severe headaches. Is it migraine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. Recently, I started getting a headache. Does it indicate migraine? What are the common triggers of migraine headaches? Are there any recommended lifestyle changes or adjustments that may help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines? Can taking over-the-c...  Read Full »


Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your description, your condition is regarded as a new-onset headache. Diagnosis of migraine is based on special criteria. However, being unilateral is one of the suggestive features of migraine, all unilateral headaches are ...  Read Full »

I have concern about my changing sex life behavior. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I got married two years back and am writing this concern about my changing sex life behavior. In those starting days, I was sufficiently sexually active. Still, in the last six months, I have sometimes experienced that my excitement and erection go away in a short time without any ejacula...  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms, it is a natural process for you to lose your excitement about sexual activities. As you advance in age, several factors, such as stress, work activities, and decreased hormone testosterone, will gradually lower your sexu...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My lipoprotein and hs-CRP is high. Can it cause heart problems?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a high hs-CRP of 3.86 around 8 months back. I have got it rechecked and it has gone even higher to 5.36. I have attached the reports of blood tests done a couple of days back. This blood test report includes other tests too apart from hs-CRP. I have previously been advised that high ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anoop Mathew

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern regarding the raised hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) and lipoprotein levels (attachment removed to protect patient identity).These biomarkers are predictors of future events. They tell you that there is an inflammatory state that is...  Read Full »

How does work-related stress affect my mental health?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old and I work for a marketing company. I have too much work pressure and have difficulty managing work and home. What effects may psychological stress have on a 40-year-old woman's mental health who works in a demanding marketing organization and finds it difficult to bal...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Psychological stress can have various effects on a 40-year-old woman's mental health, including:Anxiety and depression: Constant pressure and difficu...  Read Full »

Why do I have heaviness in my head despite doing meditation and exercises?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the reason for my long-haul heaviness without a headache? How do I get rid of it? Currently, I am using tablet Paxil. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have a tension-type headache with anxiety disorder and sinus issues due to lack of fresh air or sun exposure. There is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you follow few guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. Exercis...  Read Full »

Is it possible for a 15-year-old to increase her height by 7 to 8 cm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old girl. I got my periods at the age of 12 and a half years. I am only 5.2 feet in height. I want to increase my height by least 2 to 3 inches. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Height is influenced by - 1. Genetics which you cannot alter. 2. Increase physical activity- walking, playing, yoga, etc. 3. Eat a balanced diet. 4. Eat one boiled egg daily. 5. Eat more boiled vegetables and fruits. Thank you.  Read Full »

Can you give some insights on prostate cancer prevention?

Query: Hello doctor, As a 59-year-old male, I am proactive about my health, particularly concerning prostate cancer. I maintain regular physical activity, but I am interested in understanding if specific medicines or interventions can further reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Could you provide insights i...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. There are several strategies you can consider, both in terms of medications and lifestyle changes as follows- 1. Consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Limit the intake of red and processed meats, ...  Read Full »

Kindly give some tips to promote longevity and slow down aging process.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old, and I have started to think more about longevity and healthy aging. Can you give me some lifestyle tips to promote longevity and slow down the aging process? I am curious about the best diet, exercise routines, and any other habits that can help. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Here are some lifestyle tips tailored for promoting longevity and slowing down the aging process at the age of 45: Balanced Diet: Focus on a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Incorporate foods hig...  Read Full »

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