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 homeopathy help in managing medicine-induced hyperhidrosis?

Query: Hi doctor,If a patient gets hyperhidrosis due to medications such as antidepressants and stimulants, will exercising help? Does it lower the sweating? Or will make it worse? Can homeopathy assist on this issue? Thank you in advance.  Read Full »


Dr. Nirupam Kishor Joshi

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If medications cause hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), then unless you change them or stop them, sweating will not reduce. Homeopathy can help in the problems for which you are taking medicines such as depression, anxiety or any other problem. If you are overweight o...  Read Full »

Why do I have a delayed period for 2 months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 22-year-old. I am not having my periods for two months. I have got my beta-hCG test. Please suggest medicine. I am attaching my reports. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) report attached by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and according to that, you should not be pregnant. I request you ...  Read Full »

Will increased D-dimer after COVID infection increase thrombotic complications?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband's D-dimer is 1.2 mg/L on the eleventh day of COVID infection. His CRP level is 0.46 mg. he is 39 years old. His weight is between 95 to 100 kg, and his height is 5'5. Please let me know if there is any test that can predict that thrombosis has stopped working. Is this level of...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know and assess the general condition and health of your husband. Day six to day thirteen of COVID are most important as during these days, the chance of complications is highest. His CRP (C-reactive protein) and D-dimer are well below the alarming ra...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take calories less than your BMR?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female with a height of 160 cm and a weight of 73 kgs. I am trying to lose weight, and I want to know about my daily calorie intake. Also, the calorie I can take if I work out regularly as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Wadi

Dietician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) is 1459 calories. So, if you are not exercising, you should take 1750 calories. If you do moderate exercise for 30 to 45 minutes daily, you should carry around 2200 calories per day. If you exercise only four to five days a week, you ...  Read Full »

Can you get the COVID vaccine if Mean platelet volume is raised?

Query: Hi doctor. I had not got my blood work done in quite some time. My BMI is 35, and I have a vitamin D deficiency, 12 ng/dL (average value according to this test is more than 30 ng/dL). Values in CBC were in the normal range except MPV, which was 12.6 fL, which is 0.1 fL higher than the normal range (...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your reports are within range, so do not worry. MPV (mean platelet volume) is borderline. Sometimes value could be borderline in a normal individual as well. There is no dire...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some medicines for the issues given on my general check-up report.

Query: Hi doctor, My health checkup report is enclosed. I feel little lethargic with sluggish mental activity. Please advice some medicines. I am already on Ecosprin 75 and Aztor 10.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable reason for all your symptoms is obesity, leading fatty liver and some psychological issues. Do you drink or smoke? Do you have anxiety or depressive symptoms? Regarding treatment, you can continue with current medicine. Although Ecosprin is necessary, Aztor ...  Read Full »

How to treat the lump present in my outer labia?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I noticed a lump in my outer labia or labia majora. After a month, it grows like a small ball, and I felt hard to walk. Before a while, it accidentally bursts out, and some dripped from it. Since then, I do not have a regular period. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two problems, and they are the lump in labia and irregular periods. Your expected weight for height of 121.92 cm is 22 kg to 26 kg. So, the common cause for both the problem is obesity. Your lump is most probably a sebaceous cyst. It is a gland in the layers...  Read Full »

I have not got my periods after stopping regular birth control pills. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on birth control for about six years. I stopped it before four months. I have not had my period since then, and I was wondering if this is a cause for concern or a regular thing. Also, before taking pills, my periods were irregular.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel the culprit here is your weight. At this young age of 28 years, you BMI (body mass index) is in obesity range. Increase in body fat especially in the mid-segment of the body, around waist, thighs and breasts is not a healthy sign. This fat gets converted t...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for obesity with sleep apnea and joint pains.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old with a weight of 107 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have a BMI of 33. I have obesity grade 1. It got complicated with snoring, intermittent apnea, waking up with weak and scattered joints, and back pain. My vital signs are within normal limits. There is no abn...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best modality of treatment for you is weight reduction. Having a weight reduction of ten percent in six months helps to revert the metabolic complications of obesity. The metabolic complications of obesity are diabetes, cholesterol, fatty liver disease, and oste...  Read Full »

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 »

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