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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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 »

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 »

Please suggest ways to regularize my menstrual cycle with PCOS.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I am really worried and fed up with my fat thighs and hips. As I am suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome and I used to miss my menses. Now, my menstruation is regular. But, whenever I skip physical exercise I am sure that I will miss my menses. I think these all...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are a case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which brings obesity and insulin resistance along with it. Consult a doctor for medical advice to lose weight and improve insulin resistance to allow regular menses to occur. Also it is important to maintai...  Read Full »

Please give your opinion regarding my diabetes treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 45 years old. I have been suffering from diabetes for the last 10 years. Initially, I was on Metformin 500 mg plus Glimepiride 1 mg twice daily. For the last two years, I am taking Metformin 500 plus Glimepiride 2 mg plus Voglison 0.2 twice a day. But, currently, my sugar level is h...  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Ingle Karandikar

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To actually advise a change in your medications, I would require you to follow up with me with your blood sugar levels again. I hope your doctor has informed you about the side effects of Pioglitazone. I am not comfortable with using it, so I would like to suggest a diffe...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my elevated liver enzymes and gamma GT?

Query: Hi doctor, My bloodwork has concerned me. I have elevated liver enzymes and high gamma GT. I also have seronegative RA, some joint pain and recently some nausea. I am currently on Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Turmeric fish oil.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well you are right these test reports nonetheless are a concern to you as well to me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let us just sort out things one by one. First of all your weight is slightly overweight. Your current body mass index (BMI) which ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution to my premature ejaculation problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old. I weigh about 106 kg, and my height is 5.8 feet. I am going to be married soon. I have been masturbating since I was 15. Now, I have the problem of quick release. I get an erection and get discharged within 20 seconds. I am very much worried and depressed due to this p...  Read Full »


Dr. Nishant

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your marriage. I can understand your concern. First of all, your problem of premature ejaculation is completely psychological. I suspect, because of your obesity, you may be low on confidence and may have certain insecurities and apprehensions about ...  Read Full »

Why is there a minor change in my ECG?

Query: Hi doctor, I went for an annual health checkup and found there was a minor change in the ECG. I am 28 years old. My weight is 80 kg and height is 163 cm. My BMI is 30 and waist circumference is 90. My BP 130/90 mmHg. I am also attaching my ECG report to you. I need your suggestion. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your age is 28 and you are obese. Your electrocardiogram (ECG) is normal and no need to worry. The minor changes are hyperacute T waves that may be due to increased potassium levels in blood, but no need to worry. There is day-to-day variation in potassium levels dependin...  Read Full »

Routine echo shows moderate pulmonary hypertension. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a routine echo done a couple of weeks ago and just got the results yesterday. The sheet says moderate pulmonary hypertension with peak pressure 54 mmHg and central venous pressure of 15.0. Since I only picked up the results no one explained it to me but set up an appointment with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This means pressure in the pulmonary circulation has increased likely due to lung problem (if echo is not showing any abnormalities other than this). Likely this is related to obesity although we need to rule out other causes of pulmonary hypertension by doing CT sca...  Read Full »

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