The diet that restricts the amount of fat consumption is called a low-fat diet. A low-fat diet helps reduce overall calories, improves cholesterol levels, and weight loss. Such a diet includes whole-grain food items, fish, lean meats, lentils, vegetables, and fruits.
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I want to know whether my liver is in bad condition.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male. My body weight is 64.5 kg and height is 5'3". My USG report shows that the liver is mildly enlarged in size (liver span is 123 mm), but has normal shape and outline. There is a mild diffuse homogenous increase of hepatic parenchymal echogenicity suggesting mild f... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The liver is a workhouse for metabolism of protein and fat (lipids). When there is an excess of lipid in your blood than the capacity to metabolize by the liver, the excessive lipids start to accumulate in hepatic cells known as fatty liver. This is an ongoing proce... Read Full »
Does a change in diet helps to treat depression and anxiety?
Query: Hi doctor, How does diet help in mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety? I would like to discuss the success of incorporating diet in mental health treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some research studies prove the role of diet in mental disorder mainly mood disorders like depression and anxiety disorders. In general, diets rich in proteins especially aromatic amino acid proteins, complex carbohydrates and low fats help to improve serotoner... Read Full »
How to confirm H.pylori infection?
Query: Hi doctor,Two months ago, I had diarrhea and vomiting. My gastroenterologist diagnosed it as GERD and found H.pylori unit 112 tested through blood. My LFT, CBC, and RBC were fine, with occasional white cells in my urine and uric acid was 6. I took Klaricid 500, Ospamox 1 g, Levopraid, Omeprazole, an... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, all laboratory reports and ultrasound abdomen reports are normal except for the Helicobacter pylori antibody (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You were told to have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) based on the H.pylori test, but this test mig... Read Full »
I am pre-diabetic. Can I take malt-based drinks once a day?
Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic six years ago. I have avoided sugar completely since. I would like to know whether I can take malt-based beverages once a day. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prediabetes means you have impaired blood sugar levels. It can lead to full-blown diabetes over a few years. It is basically a component of metabolic syndrome in which insulin resistance is the central mechanism. So, it is good to avoid sugar. But, apart from tha... Read Full »
What should a jaundice patient eat?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from jaundice for the past three months. I am feeling fatigued. I have been drinking about 150 mL whisky every day for the past 9 years. But, I did not drink anything in the last three months. I tested for bilirubin, serum, hemoglobin. My liver shrank in size and th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be suffering from liver cirrhosis (due to alcoholism) with portal hypertension (enlarged spleen). According to your history, you must be under the category of first stage cirrhosis. The diet includes high protein, low salt and low fat diet. Flu... Read Full »
My HbA1c level was found to be high. What should I do next?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31-year-old. For the last two to three weeks, I was feeling very low, a sort of weakness, and I felt that there is something wrong with my body. So, I went to a clinical laboratory for an HbA1c test and got a result of 10.50 %. The person at the clinical laboratory told me that t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have diabetes. I suggest you take tablet Metformin 500 mg thrice a day after meals. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their conse... Read Full »
Please help me interpret my annual medical report.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43 year old male. I have an active lifestyle with a focus on my diet and daily health regimen. I do not have any significant medical history, except for high cholesterol levels. I want to boost my testosterone levels too, as I hardly have any libido. Unless absolutely warranted,... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your complete list of investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The following are my observations and suggestions: There is an increased cholesterol level, subclinical hypothyroidism, and raised hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive pr... Read Full »
What kind of diet should I follow to prevent FSGS from progressing to kidney failure?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with FSGS through kidney biopsy. What is the best thing to do regarding my diet? And also, how to prevent this from developing into a kidney failure? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In FSGS (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis) as with most of the kidney diseases with protein leak, it is beneficial to restrict protein in the diet, especially animal protein. Salt restriction and restriction of oil and fatty foods are also recommended. Proper medicat... Read Full »
I got my LFT done, and everything is normal except GGTP and SGPT levels. Kindly advice.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My weight is 75 kg and height is 5'11". Two years ago, I was a heavy drinker. But, nowadays I only drink beer once a week for about 6 to 7 pints. My SGOT AND SGPT levels were much higher two years ago. I think they were around 150 to 175. I just got my LFT done b... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The liver function test report looks fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although slightly elevated liver enzymes could mean slight inflammation, this is well within acceptable limits. There are a few precautions you must observe with complete avoidance... Read Full »
Can you help me in analyzing my blood test reports?
Query: Hello doctor, I did my preventive blood checkup and there are abnormalities in the lipid profile, liver profile and CBC profile. I am attaching the report. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your reports are fine except for the lipid profile. The figures in bold are not always abnormal. A slight variation is acceptable. You have hypercholesterolemia, that is, LDL cholesterol is ele... Read Full »