Obesity

A person is considered obese when their body mass index (BMI) is more than 30 kg/m2. BMI is calculated by dividing your weight by the square of your height in meters. Obesity is caused due to lack of physical activity, overeating, hormonal disturbances, genetic susceptibility, certain medications, or some psychological illness.

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How to overcome the fear of heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old guy. I am getting panic all the time. My father died of a heart attack three years ago. I have only my mother with me and my bonding is not well with her. I was too close to my father. I am obese and having high BP too. Usually, I do not share my feelings with mom. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Lisa Barros Mascarenhas

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your fear. You have made a good start by showing a physician and started on medications for your blood pressure. It is good to be aware of your health. I am sure that they already advised lifestyle changes, so I will not go into its depths. Every ...  Read Full »

I am tired of being fat. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am tired of being fat and I am tired of diets. After a diet, I gain double and every time it is harder to lose. I am desperate, lonely, and depressed. I do not want to be fat for my entire life. I am only 26 and have always struggled with my weight. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine the level of your frustration regarding your weight. Yes, it is nearly impossible to keep reduce weight and maintain diet and exercise. I may not be able to give you a composite plan of action for your weight reduction since it is not basically a one d...  Read Full »

Will increasing the dose of Thyronorm help in reducing obesity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. My T3 is 5.8. I am obese at 76 kg with 153 cm. I take 25 mg Thyronorm tablet every day. Weight loss becomes very difficult as thyroid levels have not decreased in the past five years post-pregnancy. Can I increase my Thyronorm dosage to 100 mg?  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I find you are having hypothyroidism and consulting for Thyronorm dose adjustment. Dose adjustment will be made on free T4 and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels and not based on T3 levels. So, I request you to upload the full thyroid profile results then we can d...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for calf pain and tightness?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two weeks, I have been having calf tightness in both legs. I am 22 years old and I weigh around 230 pounds. Nothing I do seems to make it go away. Three weeks ago, I went to the hospital for chest pain and they did a D-dimer and it came back negative. I feel the tightness i...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you are suffering from calf tightness and pain for the past two weeks. One reason could be due to your overweight. Other, could be blood clot formation in the veins as you are at high risk for it. Or, it could be because of salt imbalance in your body if you are n...  Read Full »

How to get rid of dark spots on both cheeks near to eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59-year-old male. I have dark spots on my cheeks close to eyes on both sides identical. I would like to have medical advice on this problem which I am having for more than three years. I am currently taking Obimet SR 500, Glimisave M1, Pivasta 2 mg, Pinom 40 mg, and Clopilet 7...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send two to three clear pictures of the affected area for better evaluation and guidance. Do you have any symptoms (itching / burning) over this area?  Read Full »

Why do symptoms like vertigo, constipation and itching occurs in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, Taking CTD-L 6.25/25 for hypertension and Amaryl MV-1 for diabetes for more than five years. My fasting sugar level is always above 200 on average. Besides this, I have vertigo syndrome, RBBB, severe constipation, and for the last three years itching in lower legs (right leg in winter...  Read Full »


Dr. Vitrag Shah

Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through short the medical history I want to address some points for you. First important aspect of management of diabetes is diet. That will remain the primary objective for the management of type 2 diabetes across the globe. Please elaborate a little ab...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret my medical report.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from dullness and tiredness all the time. Also, I have anxiety and irritation. My current medication includes Lodoz 2.5 and Cilaheart 5, VALZ 40. My medical report shows some abnormalities. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for the dullness and tiredness you feel. It is really troublesome for a patient at this early age.  Read Full »

What causes a big belly?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My height is 5'6" and weight is 74 kg. I have a big belly with the rest of my body being a little leaner. I have continuous hunger even after I have had food. After a meal with five roti and a cup of rice, I will feel hungry within an hour or two. I have zero...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. You seem to be simply suffering from belly obesity that occurs as a result of a sedentary lifestyle. Excessive hunger is just a functional issue, that is since you eat, you get more hunger. It is a habit. Start exercising and join a ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of irregular periods?

Query: Hi.i m 17 years old..my periods are irregular.and sometimes it lasts for 15 days sometimes 7 or sometimes4 days..from last month i got my periods for only 3 days with very light flow.. and now it again started but very minute..little..i dont know why its happening like this..plz help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi dear, I understand your concern .am also proud that kids of your age are so thoughtful to ask these questions.at your age I was not even aware of such things . first of all after menarche ,till 18 years of age your body will be adjusting to the changing harmones and also your HPO axis will matu...  Read Full »

I get back pain only when I gain weight. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male and single. I am getting pain on my back in recent days. I used to maintain my weight around 70 kg to 75 kg. Recently, after my kidney stone surgery my weight increased up to 80 kg. After an increase in weight, I started getting back pain when I walk for more th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With an increase in weight there is increased strain on the lower back. This effect is further accentuated by the abdominal type of obesity. You should change your working posture and adopt a healthy posture. If your occupation involves lifting heavy weights, then change ...  Read Full »

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