You can reduce the total calorie intake by consuming foods that are low in calories. Consuming a diet low on calories helps in weight loss, manages blood sugar levels, and controls the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. Grapefruit, melons, and blueberries are fruits present with low calories. Oats, fish, and eggs are some food substances presenting with low calories.
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What is Lp-PLA2 test done for?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old female. My height is 5'4" and weight is 120 pounds. I have slightly elevated cholesterol level and so I had a blood test done before three months for Lp-PLA2, which came back high. I had it repeated this week, exactly three months later and it came back double high. I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Lp-PLA2 (lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2) is a marker of inflammation and can be raised in any atherosclerosis or even inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. However predominantly it is used as a cardiac marker. I need ... Read Full »
What diet can help me reduce my waist size?
Query: Hello doctor, I need to reduce my waist size by 2 inches. Can you recommend drugs, supplements, and a diet to achieve this? Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the diet, You should take 1200 calories per day. The breakfast should be between 7 to 10 AM. It should contain an egg and one whole-grain bread. You need to have a snack at 12 PM. It can consist of fruits, green tea, or dark chocolate with coffee. Lunch ca... Read Full »
Will a low-carb diet cause blood sugar to fall?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I began to follow a healthy diet a couple of months ago. So, I reduced sugars. Sometimes, I feel hypoglycemic and feel uncomfortable rising in the heart/chest area with a little pain. But, when I take sugars in moderate amounts, I feel comfortable in this area. But t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Your BMI (body mass index) is very low, just lower limit of normal and obviously, your reserve glucose will also be low. You will feel hypoglycemic especially during work out and it will take you months to stabilize at this diet and exercise... Read Full »
How to lose weight gained in the midsection area?
Query: Hi doctor,I feel tired with fatigue. I have low sexual libido and insomnia. I have gained weight around the midsection, love handles, and belly. I think that I have low testosterone. What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is important to control your intake of calories. Please mention your height and weight to calculate your appropriate calorie requirement needed for a day. Avoid eating fat and red meat. Take green leafy vegetables and fruits. You need to walk for atleast 10,000 s... Read Full »
Why do I feel dizzy after taking Ibuprofen?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18 year old female, and I weigh 135 lbs and 5.4 feet tall. I take birth control pills every night, along with two 500 mcg Biotin and two 500 mg cranberry pills. Tonight, I had a headache, so I accidentally took two 800 mg Ibuprofen tablets without thinking about it. I feel extremel... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You do not need to worry about any of these symptoms. Let me explain. Biotin and Cranberry are health supplements, they do not affect the body adversely. Birth control pills, regularize the hormonal status in the body. So, they have no effect too. But f... Read Full »
What are the disadvantages of drinking honey with hot water?
Query: Hello doctor, Every morning I used to take hot water with honey and lemon. Can it have any side effects if I keep taking it for so long? Does it help to reduce body weight? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query on this platform. No, it will not have any side effects. Neither will it reduce your body weight but, it will help to detoxify your body. If you have to lose weight then you should decrease calorie intake in your diet and... Read Full »
Will losing weight lower down my calories?
Query: Hi doctor, Recently I started losing weight. I cut my calories to 1200, and this worked well for a couple weeks. But now I am stalling and I am afraid to make my calories lower, I have heard this can be unsafe. What should I do? Some people say I should increase my calories again since my body migh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are in the spiral that many dieters find themselves in after strict low calory diets. I will not recommend that you starve yourself as you are likely to enter starvation mode. This will also mean long-term consequences to your general health. Please exercise and ... Read Full »
How to overcome my obesity problem? Please give me suggestions.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I have an obesity problem. I have a weight of 88 kilograms and a height of 168 cm. Please give me suggestions for reducing weight. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do regular exercise for five to six times a week. Do aerobic exercise along with weight training. Stop eating junk foods. Have a good sleep for seven to eight hours. Stop the habit of smoking and drinking alcohol, if you have this habit. If you have stress, then find wa... Read Full »
What is the simple formula used to reduce weight?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I want to reduce my weight soon. My height is 5 feet, and my weight is 74 kilograms. What are the procedures followed to reduce weight? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A simple formula is followed to reduce weight. You should eat foods with reduced calories. You should take fewer calories when compared to the calories burned through the exercise. Do a workout for 45 minutes every day. You should have a good sleep for seven to eight ho... Read Full »
Why is the tissue stained reddish brown when I wipe my vagina?
Query: Hi doctor, I got my periods last week, and the blood was reddish brown when I wiped. I had normal flow for the next four days. But on the fifth day, it got reddish brown again. Today I noticed little light pink blood when I wiped. Is this normal? How do I chart my period? Should I start charting th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by assuring you that these are normal features. You are normal from the history you have mentioned. For a young lady, cancer is not possible, unless you have a strong family history of cancer. During periods, the follicles keep on growing slowly, along w... Read Full »