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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Can herniated disc heal on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21-years-old female. I have been having severe back pain, and it gets so unbearable that sometimes I am on the floor and cannot move. I saw a doctor today, and she said it sounds like I am describing a herniated disc and sent me for an x-ray. Then she said nothing came up on the x-r...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your question about the herniated disc, it will not be shown on the x-ray, but an x-ray can show reduced disc space which is considered circumstantial evidence of disc herniation. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is an imaging of choice to detect herniated dis...  Read Full »

What are the causes of irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 17 years old. My periods are irregular. Sometimes, it lasts for 15 days, and sometimes, I have it for seven days or four days. Last month, I got my periods only for three days with a slight flow. Now again, it got started with minute spots. I do not know what is happening to me.   Read Full »


Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. After menarche till 18 years of age, our body will be adjusting to the hormonal changes and HPO (hypothalamic pituitary ovarian axis) axis will be maturing till 18 years of age. Hence, irregular periods are common during this period. In yo...  Read Full »

I have high blood pressure for a year. Can I have WPW syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old female. I am overweight. I have BP problem since a year. I was initially taking Cilacar 5 mg. Later the dose of the medicine was increased to 10 mg. I experienced dizziness and vague pain in left hand and severe burpings. Previously, during my root canal treatment...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully reviewed your health query and can well establish how worrisome this situation has been for you. It is always troublesome for patients when it comes to the heart's health. I want to add here that there are no signs of WPW Syndrome in your case (attachment...  Read Full »

I have swelling in legs and chest congestion due to obesity. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am 25 years old and I am extremely overweight. I sit in front of my computer for long hours due to my job and I eat unhealthy foods. Before seven months, I took a four-hour flight and I started to have swelling on my feet, ankles, and legs. I got better after going home for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You will become fine hopefully and do not feel disturbed. Your BMI (body mass index) indicates obesity not overweight. These are two different parameters. There is an urgent need for you to lose weight immediately. Your heart feels congested b...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the causes for high blood pressure.

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to figure the cause behind my hypertension. I am taking medication for 18 years and now my blood pressure got uncontrolled suddenly again. My doctor has changed some of my medicines. Now I am taking Eplerenone 25 mg. After taking it, my blood pressure came down but it is stil...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your reports, it appears that your lipids are in uncontrollable condition. Both cholesterol and triglyceride levels are derranged along with uric acid levels. There are many factors that are needed to be taken into consideration before deciding the cause behind hig...  Read Full »

How to prevent obesity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year old girl, and I weigh 174 pounds. I barely eat unhealthily. The only times my family and I eat unhealthy food are on the weekends. On the weekdays we eat fish and vegetables every day. I exercise every day. Either I cycle for 15 minutes or walk for an hour. I take in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are 13 kgs overweight for your height. Do you mean to say you eat junk foods on weekends? I did not understand the first two lines of your query. As you are still young, gradually reduce and stop eating all kinds of junk foods. 1) Avoid processed foods, sweets, b...  Read Full »

Do I have delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know whether my disease is delusion disorder or paranoid schizophrenia. I have been taking Risperidone 2 mg for 16 years, Escitalopram 10 mg for 7 years and for hypertension Met XL 25 mg for 5 years. My cholesterol levels are normal. I am a pure vegetarian. I do not smoke....  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your mental state, but at the same time I do appreciate you for being on regular medicines. However, even though your question is very direct, I am sorry to say that I cannot give you a straight forward answer or diagnosis. First and most impor...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain on the left side above the breast bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having some chest pain issues. When I push above my left breast bone it hurts in only one spot. I have also have a feeling like something is moving around in my chest and sometimes it feels like my chest hair is moving when it is not. There has also been a internal tremor lik...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long have you been on these medicines? Because their side effects may be responsible for some of your symptoms. Did you undergo vitamin D testing ever? On listening to your symptoms, it does not appear like a major issue. There is a significant component of obes...  Read Full »

Why do I have a delayed period for 2 months?

Query: Sir iam not having my periods since 2 months i have got my beta hcg test please suggest medicine. My age is 22.   Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi good morning. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. see firstly i have gone through the beta HCG report attached by you and according to that you shouldn't be pregnant. now in order to help you better I request you to share the following additional information :- are you s...  Read Full »

Are Camne VID and LVate tablets used for erection problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I have erection problems since about 1.5 years. I am 32 years old and married. My weight is 80 kg and height is 5'7". I have no other health issues apart from the erection. Earlier, I was advised by a doctor to take Camne VID and LVate tablets for a month and I felt fine. Later, I discon...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I can see two things as health problem as per details provided. One is obviously the erection problem and the second is being overweight. I am isolating the weight issue because it is a common observation to ...  Read Full »

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