Meditation

Meditation is the practice of focusing the mind on a particular object, sound, or feeling. It helps to achieve mental clarity and an emotionally calm state. It can be used to reduce stress, anxiety, fear, pain, and to increase peace, well-being, and self-concept.

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What is the cause of fatigue, night sweats, chills, and appetite changes?

Query: Hi doctor, About 4.6 months ago, I became ill. It started with fatigue and joint pain and then progressed to the whole body pain. Every day I feel like I have the flu. I had consistent night sweats, day sweats and chills, loss of appetite at times, nausea on and off and terrible fatigue. I have a ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cancer is practically ruled out by doing all the scans. However, I am intrigued with the fear of cancer. Do you have a family history of any cancer? Regarding the joint pain, I will suggest you use Hydroxychloroquine if routine painkillers are not working. Consult your d...  Read Full »

Is height determined by genetics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years and two months old. I am 5'11. My father is 6'3, and my mother is 5'7. My younger sister is 5'11. I was wondering if I will get any taller and if I will hit another growth spurt. I have tiny and skinny hands and wrists and have been sleeping a lot for the past 3 to 4 months...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and I do not find any problem. It is hard to predict if you will gain any height further, considering your family history and height. About the beard, I will suggest some medicine; if no ...  Read Full »

Please suggest some measures to handle ASPD.

Query: Hi doctor, I thought that I may have anti-social personality disorder behavior. I know that I seem to be different from others. But I do not know the term to describe my state until I read about it.   Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is fine to have ASPD (antisocial personality disorder). There is nothing wrong with it. It is a type of nature and you need to accept it. You need to take proper care of it. You should keep control of your anger outburst and substance abuse. You should follow some li...  Read Full »

What do symptoms like lack of sleep, mood swings, loss of interest, etc., indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure if I have depression, but I notice a lack or have a hard time sleeping. I have feelings of emptiness and guilt, change in appetite, fatigue, mood swings, suicidal thoughts at times, and losing interest in my favorite activities. Is there a way I can confirm if this is ju...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. If you have social and functions impairment for more than two weeks, it is a major depressive disorder. If you have not any work impairment and just feeling gloomy, then it is not depression. It may be due to some temporary stress or ...  Read Full »

How to start working out for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old and a mother of three kids. I am overweight. I currently weigh 180 lbs and I am 5'1". I have decided that I want to change my life around and start eating healthy, stop smoking, start exercising, etc. I just want to be the best role model for my kids. My question is, wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really nice to hear that you want to have a change in your life. This will be an example for other ladies also. Cleansing the body is essential, but before that cleanse your mind with lots of positive attitude towards life. Never forget to pamper yourself. Always t...  Read Full »

I want to get rid of negative emotions and have positive thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I really need to get rid of all negative emotions and negative content in my head. I want to think positive all the time and live a normal life. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A mixture of both positive and negative thoughts is required for a person to live normally. Invest in new hobbies, which will elevate your mood. Start doing yoga regularly. It will not only give you inner peace, but also the vitality for your body. Seek the company of ...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe stomach problems with Sertraline?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Sertraline 100 mg, Amitriptyline 25 mg, and Chlordiazepoxide 10 mg for 15 years. They worked well. But nowadays, I am feeling depressed and unable to sleep with the above medications. I am a writer, and now I am finding difficulty focusing and lacking the right words to...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is also non-pharmacological management for your depression. You should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. 1. Do exercises daily for 30 - 45 minutes,...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest tips to overcome cancer phobia.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cancer phobia. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. But I need details about your symptoms of phobia, duration, frequency, severity, associated factor, etc. Try to follow the below lifestyle to deal with it. 1. Do exercises daily for 30 - 45 minutes, like at least going for a walk...  Read Full »

I am hating to meet new people. Can I have Asperger syndrome?

Query: I don't conduct well in social situations. I have two friends. I struggle to see them without alcohol as I become anxious about it. When I communicate with my partner, I prefer to send messages even when he is next to me. I become overwhelmed when I am in a social situation. I hate meeting new peopl...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I think that you are an Introvert personality, less likely to be Asperger's syndrome. it makes it difficult to communicate with new persons. you may like to live alone at home, rather than going to a party. you may like your own time, rather time spendi...  Read Full »

How is ADHD treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ADHD. My common symptoms are disturbance of selective attention of auditory and visual input, disorders of visual perception, impaired organization and categorization of verbal material, disturbance of language comprehension, impaired long-term memory, altered personality and affec...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms and the clinical case scenario. Most of the medicines, which work for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), are not working well for you. Actually, they are worsening you. This is an observation which supports the possibility that...  Read Full »

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