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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 am I having dull abdominal pain on and off for three months?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old with a weight of 76 kilograms and a height of five feet five inches. I have dull abdominal pain on and off for around three months. It seems to be more on the right side. I always remain bloated and it gets worse when I work. I usually work for 12 hours on shifts. I sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think that you have hyperacidity since you work for 12 hours at a stretch. Your eating habits and intervals can be changed due to work. You are overweight. Please mention whether you are doing any regular exercise and walking. Change your eating habits. Avoid eati...  Read Full »

I find it difficult to get over a relationship that lasted a few years. I feel depressed and linger in her memories. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old and in a relationship for a few years. We both loved each other a lot. But due to our parent's restrictions, we could not get married. Now she has got engaged to another person as per her family's choice. So I feel depressed and not able to forget her memories. I always ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. First of all, I would like to mention that sometimes you do not have control over the situations and what others do but what is in your hand is how to cope with it. I know it is easier said than done, but you have to move ...  Read Full »

How can I reduce my abnormal cholesterol levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone preventive blood test. There is abnormality in cholesterol level. I have enclosed the reports for your reference. Kindly advise what to do based on my reports. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Based on your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) these are my observations: Diabetes screening, chloride content, pancreatic amylase, iron levels, liver function test, thyroid function test, kidney function...  Read Full »

What should I do to lower my high cholesterol levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I did my blood test yesterday and the cholesterol levels were high. The results are as below. Complete lipid profile test. S. cholesterol - 244 mg. Triglycerides - 252 mg. LDL direct - 174 (direct). HDL cholesterol - 34 mg/dL. In the cholesterol tests conducted earlier, the tri...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is definitely deranged. I assume that the test was done after fasting of 8 hours, if not then worthwhile to repeat. Now since you are young, it is important to determine whether you will need long term medications or not. So, you may give a try of healthy lifest...  Read Full »

How to normalize my blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, My echocardiogram reveals borderline LVH. My cholesterol is 212 mg/dL and triglyceride is 283 mg/dL. I have been prescribed with Tazloc 40 mg, Nebicard 5 mg, and Rozucor F5. I am very much anxious about my heart. What can I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have a healthy lifestyle by avoiding fatty, oily, and high-calorie diet. Have a low salt diet and monitor your blood pressure regularly thrice a day for one week. Follow them once or twice a week. If the BP (blood pressure) is persistently more than 140/90 mmHg,...  Read Full »

I feel some kind of movement inside my rib cage. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken four pregnancy tests with negative results. However, I feel some kind of movement (the kind that will be associated with six months of pregnancy) inside my right rib cage. It is a rolling sensation, much like a larger fetus turning. It is not painful, it is just uncomfortable ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. If your pregnancy tests are negative, then there is no chance a pregnancy can grow up to the rib cage, without you noticing it. From your history, I feel it could be symptoms associated with gastritis. U...  Read Full »

I feel hungry within a few minutes after eating. I also have phlegm and feel tired. Could it be a parasite infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I eat after feeling really hungry. However, after eating, my stomach hurts for about ten minutes, and then I feel hungry again! I have also noticed that I have quite a bit of phlegm in my throat and I feel more tired. I had done swimming in some dirty water. Could it be a parasite infecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, It could most probably be due to acidity and gastritis. Do you also have nausea, bloating, burping, sour water feeling in your throat, or chest burning? These are the other symptoms that may be associated. I suggest you follow: 1. Avoid fatty, oily, and spicy diet. 2. Take a walk after hav...  Read Full »

Could intake of spicy food cause frequent burping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I suffer from frequent burping that disturbs my airflow. But when I burp deeply, I have some relief. I experience this every night when I go to sleep. My stomach becomes bloated due to swallowing of air. I also experience some trouble in swallowing my saliva a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It happens due to the overproduction of acids in the stomach and it occurs due to various reasons such as indigestion, eating smoked food, spicy food, smoking, and stress. It needs to be treated accordingly. You can have gastritis or gastric r...  Read Full »

My 11-year-old niece is obese and has an unhealthy lifestyle. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My niece is 11 years old and is obese. She has an unhealthy lifestyle. How to prevent her from getting fat and change her lifestyle?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Based on the information you provided, it seems that your niece's weight is obese, for her age and height. Her lack of energy and tendency to get tired easily may also be a sign of poor physical fitness. Obesity in childhood can lead to a r...  Read Full »

Are neck swelling and chest pain side effects of tablet Januvia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroidism for the last two years, down to 75 mg Levothyroxine. The issue now is blood sugar levels. Over the last year, the doctor has put me on several medicines, which I reacted to at that time level under 200. This year the doctor has changed. He said no medication and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Your weight is quite high with uncontrolled diabetes. Definitely, you need to change the lifestyle and thinking pattern as well. You need to trust a doctor and follow his advice. Every medication has effects. Otherwise, it will not be effective, ...  Read Full »

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