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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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 »

Why do I always get bitten by mosquitoes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am always bitten by mosquitoes. I am the only person who is bitten here in our house. The insect bite remains red for days, then will eventually turn dark. I want to ask is there something in my blood? And what remedies can I use to lighten my scars?  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To understand why mosquitoes do bite you always, you should know what attracts them to get you bitten: 1. CO2 production as per metabolic rate because mosquitoes are attracted by it. 2. Obese, overweight people with low metabolic rate. 3. Wearing dark clothes. 4....  Read Full »

What is the significance of high deceleration time in echocardiogram?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an echocardiogram. The results were normal, but the deceleration time is 439 ms. My doctor did not say anything about it while reviewing the results. But, I have subsequently learned that it is very prolonged. What should I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Mangesh Baliram Danej

Cardiologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It suggests grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. It is explainable by your obesity as evident from BMI - body mass index mentioned. For further information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist  Read Full »

Can spicy food cause hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weigh 255 pounds. When I eat spicy food, I poop blood. Sometimes when I have constipation as well, I poop a little bit of blood. I am really scared that I have colon cancer. I do have diarrhea often. I do not have a family hist...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your information and test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, in view of that, there are a couple of things that I can opine upon: I want to clarify if your body weight is in kg or pounds. Your accompanying information stat...  Read Full »

Please suggest dietary changes to lower cholesterol levels.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband's cholesterol level is 234mg/dL. But last year, it was 220mg/dL. What changes do I have to make in his diet to lower the cholesterol level? Sometimes, he snores while sleeping, and he is overweight.  Read Full »


Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your husband’s healthy weight range is between 72 to 77 kg. He belongs to the obese category. First, he should concentrate on reducing his weight. Automatically, his lipid profile will become routine. He is young, and he can overcome his weight. As he grows old, ...  Read Full »

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

Query: 32 yr old previously healthy The 180 cm, wt 107 Kg, BMI 33 Obesity grade 1 complicated with snoring, intermittent apnea, waking up weak and scattered joints and back pain Vital signs within normal limits No abnormal exam finding detected What is the best modality of treatment ?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well the best modality of the treatment is weight reduction. A weight reduction of 10% in coming 6 months is best to revert metabolic complications of the obesity. The metabolic complications of the obesity are Diabetes, cholesterol issues, fatty liver disease...  Read Full »

Why does my period occur only with medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old married girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 68.7 kg. I am having the problem of irregular periods for the last two years. Medical investigations done several times such as ultrasound and hormone levels. No abnormality was found. Periods occurs with medication. With disc...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It is normally found in 5-10% of girls and is probably of genetic origin. The treatment is lifestyle modification such as healthy diet and regular exercise (at least 45 minutes of sweat induc...  Read Full »

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