Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements provide nutrients that you might not consume in sufficient amounts. They contain vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. It helps to increase energy levels, boosts mood, and improves mental acuity. It helps to manage several health conditions in the body.

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Is it reasonable to take supplements to build muscle?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a professional stunt rider. I like to build muscle and reduce belly fat. Currently I am taking whey protein, BCAA, creatine, and Hydroxycut fat burner. Are these type of supplements safe? Will they give any side effects? My height is 173 cm, and weight is 75.8 kg.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you take supplement alone without doing any exercise, then it can cause the following problems. Digestive problem. May decrease liver function. May cause muscle damage. Sexual problem like decreased sex desire and premature ejaculation. Hormonal problem like anxiety, d...  Read Full »

Please suggest supplements or vitamins for older adults.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about the supplements or vitamins highly recommended for elderly persons of more than 65 years of age in both men and women. My father is a smoker and alcoholic. My mother suffers from back or groin pain. She uses to have a massage or painkillers. She cannot keep her finge...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common causes of joint and body pain. It can further lead to calcium deficiency. Taking fish oil in the diet helps a lot. I suggest your parents to do some blood tests to rule out the cause behind these persistent aches in joints. Hyp...  Read Full »

I want to be fit, both physically and mentally. Is Keto diet the right choice?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. My main goal is to optimize my brain performance, thinking clearly, and no brain fog. I am trying to be shredded and working on overall body strength and abdominal muscles. I have been following a mixture of IF (intermediate fasting) and Keto diet for about...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to incorporate a vitamin D supplement. Your diet pattern and exercise are good, but I need a few more details like BMI (body mass index) to comment on any changes and to calcul...  Read Full »

What can I do to help my excessive hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I am experiencing excessive hair loss. What could be the possible reason for this? What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This type of hair loss could be due to female pattern hair loss or telogen effluvium. I need to ask you a few questions. Do you get your periods regularly? Did you fall sick or any illness (5-6 months) before this hair fall started? Do you have any thyroid diseas...  Read Full »

What can cause white spot on the gum?

Query: Hello doctor, I just noticed a white spot on my gum, not anywhere near my teeth. I am scared of it.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushik Arya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on the information you have provided, it looks like an ulcer. It is a common ailment found in most people. For a definitive diagnosis, I will need some more information. Since wh...  Read Full »

Will my son be short as I am short?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 9 years 1 month old. His height is 119.5 cm and weight is 25.5 kg. He is a very normal and healthy boy. My height is 5 feet 5 inches and my wife's height is 5 feet. I am worried about his height? Please explain me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son's weight is fine and height is on the lower side. The body mass index is fine, but could be better. Height usually depends on a few things like the height of the parents genetically related, delay in height spurt and undernutrition. But...  Read Full »

What are the white circular band seen around the tip of my nail?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed something different on the tip of the nails. At the tip of all nails a band of half white color has formed and it is going around the circumference of the nail horizontally. They are not an exact horizontal line, but a circular band around the tip of the nail. I am also att...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the details provided, it seems as onycholysis. It means your nail tip is loosened from your nail bed underneath. In your case it is very mild and probably due to cutting nails too short. There is nothing much to worry about at present. It is also unlikely to be relat...  Read Full »

Can muscle recovery be adversely affected by protein powder?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to perform cardio exercise for around 30 to 40 minutes and weight exercise (strength training) between 20 to 30 minutes daily. I have been using one natural protein product. My wish is to lose fat. I am confused whether, I should replace my natural protein product with the secon...  Read Full »


Dr. Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. "L" is the structural name; in fact Lysine and L-Lysine are the same. Not only in Lysine, it gives the same meaning in all amino acids mentioned on the product package (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Glutamine is safe and required for body building. You...  Read Full »

What herbal medicine can I take to maintain sexual health?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I got my semen test from a laboratory. Detail of the test is as follows: Volume - 3.0 mL, color - gray white, viscosity - thick, total sperm count - 60 million, active motile 20%, sluggish motile 30% and non-motile 50%, pus cell 3-4/HPF and morphology 45 %. I want to know that ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pritam Mohapatra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you seeking help. I would recommend the following in your case. First and foremost, taking good care of your diet and nutrition is indeed critical to maintaining a good health including the sexual health. You need to take a wholesome nutritious diet, preferab...  Read Full »

Why do I not put on weight even after using appetizers?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 23. But, I weigh only 37 kg for 158 cm height. My parents consulted different medical practitioners, but nothing worked out. Appetizers did not work too. I do not have strong immunity. I get fever often. No one in my family is lean other than me. They all have normal weight. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a height of 158 cm, your ideal weight should be between 56 to 60 kg. You can definitely gain weight. First of all, I would suggest you to rule out any chronic disease by carrying out complete blood count, chest x-ray, thyroid hormone profile, liver function tests and...  Read Full »

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