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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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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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 importa...  Read Full »

Is regular kimchi consumption risky for my son's health?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 19 years old and has developed a taste for Korean fried food, especially kimchi. As a parent, I am concerned about this new addition to his diet. I am worried about the possible consequences of him eating kimchi regularly, particularly regarding his risk of obesity. I have notic...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is understandable to have concerns about your son's dietary habits, especially if he has recently incorporated a new and potentially unfamiliar food like kimchi into his diet. Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish made...  Read Full »

Will Duromine be effective in weight reduction?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling a lot with my weight for the last two years. I consulted a dietician a few months ago, I have been on a balanced, calorie-controlled diet and I have also joined the gym. I am on a quest for a healthy balanced lifestyle. However, I am really struggling to get some...  Read Full »

Dr. Philile Donna Hlengwa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that you have struggled so much with losing weight and have started to feel depressed from it. I must, however, commend you on the great work you have done so far, trying to take control of your health and owning a more balanced future. I have recalc...  Read Full »

What is the link between obesity and colorectal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been struggling with weight management and recently read about the link between obesity and colorectal cancer. Can you elaborate on how obesity contributes to the risk of colorectal cancer, and are there specific lifestyle changes I can make to reduce this risk? As someone with a f...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Obesity has association with colorectal cancer as well as many other health problems including onset of diabetes, hypertension, cardiac issues, early osteoarthritis and many cancers (due to compromised immunity and unhealthy diet intake) in...  Read Full »

I want to lose weight and stay healthy. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I am obese, with a weight of 218 pounds, and I want to lose weight. I would like to know the following: What are the potential health risks associated with being overweight? What are effective and sustainable strategies for managing and maintaining a health...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The potential risks associated with overweight are arthritis, obesity, stroke, and diabetes. The strategies to maintain a healthy weight are as follows: Regular exercise. Restrict fat intake, chocolates, and food and beverages. Sleep on...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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, Az...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old male with central obesity. I lost fat everywhere except in the central part. Why is it so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old male, and I am having central obesity. There is normal body fat everywhere except in my stomach, thighs, and hips. There is fat on the sides also. I have always been fat but recently I started losing weight. I lost fat everywhere except in the central part. Why is it...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Central obesity is mainly common in diabetic (sugar) patients, but diabetes is not common at such a young age. So, it can be due to your lifestyle habits and less physical activity. If you have started losing weight,...  Read Full »

Which are the tests to be taken to know hormonal imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is that I am having man boobs and love handles. They just will not go away. I workout and reduced a lot of fat, but the fat in this area is stubborn. I want to know whether there is any hormonal imbalance in my body like high content of estrogen. What tests should I undergo to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is called gynecomastia which is quite common and needs treatment due to cosmetic reasons. First of all, this may be natural following obesity or due to hormonal imbalance inside you. You need a checkup whether there is any hormonal imbalance. A testicular examinatio...  Read Full »

I experience constant stress and depression. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old female. I have been under constant stress and facing depression due to issues with my in-laws. This has led to overeating, and I am concerned about becoming obese. Can you explain the relationship between depression, obesity, and mental health? How does major depressi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I can understand your situation. Obesity can lead to depression and depression can lead to obesity. Abnormal appetite due to depression can increase your weight. If a person is obese, he or she can have an inferiority complex and low self-esteem due to being ove...  Read Full »

Why does my heart rate jump up ten beats after I stop walking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old female living a sedentary lifestyle. I am 100 lbs or more overweight 248 lbs at 5'4". I started the gym today and I walked slowly for 15 minutes. My heart rate stayed around 120 bpm. Then I stopped moving to see how fast my heart rate would go down. It went up 10 bea...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Heart rate rises because of the unconditioning due to long term sedentary lifestyle. Do regular exercise, heart rate will slowly come down. The more one is fit, more heart rate will come down immediately after stopping exercise. A decrease of 20 or more in the first min...  Read Full »

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