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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What causes a burning sensation in the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in my anus. How to relieve it? Please suggest some treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Pritam Mohapatra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you seeking help. I would recommend the following for relief: Streamline your diet and lifestyle: Focus on a balanced diet, preferably with adequate intake of water and roughage. Take at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Exercise in a clean and open air f...  Read Full »

What is the cause for fluctuating fasting blood sugar levels from very low to very high within a week?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old working woman, and my weight is 80 kg. I am not diabetic, but my recent reports showed my fasting blood sugar level to be 105 and HbA1C was 6.2. After seeing the report, I got scared, so I redid the test after a week. This time, my fasting blood sugar was 143 and pos...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you do not have diabetes but just impaired fasting glucose, or in other words, you might develop diabetes in the next few years if you do not have a proper diet control. I would suggest that you control your diet by eating low fat, low carbohydrate, d...  Read Full »

Should I get my heart checked as a heart attack runs in my family?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. My father who is 65 years old has suffered from two very severe heart attacks, one recently and another two years back. His father and brother both died in their 50s from heart attacks. Is heart attack genetic? Should my son and I get tested?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, heart attack has a genetic component coupled with environmental elements like lifestyle, etc. Your chance of acquiring it depends on both of your parents. Likewise, your son acquiring it depends on you and your husband. But you are at an increased risk, so you...  Read Full »

Can a patient with coronary artery disease lead a normal life with lifestyle modifications?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 37-year-old and had angioplasty in LCX five years ago and again had another angioplasty recently in proximal LCX. He also has 50% stenosis in LAD and RCA. Can he live a normal life and to full term? How to reverse coronary artery disease? Can changes in lifestyle be helpful...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, he can live a normal life if he makes a friendship with his heart. If he remains a good friend, his heart will be even more good friend of him. Not only this, but his heart will teach him how to live a healthy life, how to be good. Every one of us has some degree o...  Read Full »

Is it better to take L-glutamine for digestive issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male. My height is 5'8, and weight is 50 kg. I have been experiencing digestive issues for the last two years. During the initial stage of illness, I lost some weight had not recovered it since then. I feel slightly better than before, but I have not been able to rec...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have digestive issues on and off. You are not gaining weight as well as your stool report shows some part of undigested food particles. According to ayurveda, you need to balance your agni or digestive fire. As you have asked about L- glutamine. It is an amino acid wh...  Read Full »

Is medication required to correct 140/90 mm Hg blood pressure checked by Holter monitor?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44-year-old of height 175, and my weight is 94. My blood pressure is 140/90, and the ECG was normal, but just chronic palpitations probably due to chronic anxiety. All blood tests are normal. 1) TSH - 0.163 mIU/L. 2) S-FT4 - 11.5 Pmol/L. 3) S-FT3 - 5.7 Pmol/L. 4) Triglycerid...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood pressure is mildly elevated. Lifestyle modifications may help reduce it. However, if these measures do not reduce blood pressure in three to six months, then medicines may be started. Measures to control BP (blood pressure): 1) Avoid smoking and other addicti...  Read Full »

Do hemorrhoids indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I had one pregnancy. I have had hemorrhoids for two years. It does not bother me with any symptoms till now. And it does not increase in size also. I fear that it could be cancer. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from hemorrhoids. According to the picture provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), you may suffer from external ...  Read Full »

How to treat indigestion and worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For dyspepsia and gastritis, I would suggest you take Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially, take it 40 mg twice daily, however, if it is not relieved, doses can be increased to 80 mg twice a d...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the blood report and give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few weeks, I have had severe pain and inflammation in both the legs, from my knees to the foot. I limp while walking, and have no injuries or accident. Also, I feel very lazy, weak, and sometimes feel feverish in the evenings. My concentration at work is also going down. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is nothing serious, no need to worry. The central problem associated with you is obesity. Obesity has lead to excess fat deposition in the liver, leading to mild elevation of AST (aspartat...  Read Full »

Is high BP the cause of my head spinning?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25 year old male, who weighs 245 lbs and 6 feet tall. I work at a prison, which is a state job. A month ago, I looked up casually after walking away from some of my coworkers to some other ones and everything was spinning, and I could not walk straight. They had to walk me down to t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Likelihood of finding anything on stress test is less. I think all your problems is due to high blood pressure. So, the priority is to control your blood pressure and weight. I suggest you lose some weight. You being a young hypertensive patient, you will first need e...  Read Full »

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