Omega fatty acids are a type of essential fat that one must get from their diet. Its common types are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are used to produce eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are important signaling molecules. The common food sources include fatty fish, flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, etc.
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Why am I still suffering from depression and anxiety even after taking medicines for four years?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been on depression and anxiety medications for four years. I found out that I had depression because I stopped eating and landed in the hospital for being malnourished. I was exhausted with antidepressant and anxiety medicine. Now I am not sure whether it is the feeling of my body ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depression and anxiety treatment should be given for long duration for best results. Even with medicine, your symptoms are persistent, so this is not the time to stop the medicines. But, the prescription should be evaluated. Do not think of reducing the doses by own ... Read Full »
What does high triglyceride levels with low HDL indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old and weigh about 96 kg. My latest lipid profile shows Triglycerides - 398 mg/dl. HDL - 27 mg/dl. LDL - 96 mg/dl. Total - 175 mg/dl. Please advise what to do? Any immediate medication I need to start? Which doctor to consult? Any other tests to be done? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have increased triglyceride levels and low HDL (high dentisity lipoprotein) levels. Your HDL has been varying from 24 to 38 for the last three years and your current medication is Colred powder which is a ... Read Full »
How to fix the dry and flaky skin around my mouth?
Query: Hello doctor, I skin is too oily on my face, but skin around my mouth and nostrils is very dry and flaky. It has also been making a ring form around my mouth. It is of different color from the rest of my skin tone. How can I fix this? Please guide this. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Avoid excessive cleansing of your skin. Use soap or face wash not more than two to three times a day. Plain water can be used to cleanse whenever required. Pat dry your skin after washing it. Keeping your skin moisturized is the key to healthy looking skin. Pick a g... Read Full »
Does Omega-5 promote healthy skin and hair growth?
Query: Hi doctor, I want to know the difference between Omega-5 and Selenium to boost my immunity and anti-aging. Which one is better? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have a question of the difference between Omega-3 and Selenium to boost immunity with anti-aging and which one is better. Selenium plays an essential role in improving your immunity s... Read Full »
Can I use Cotaryl cream for dry and flaky skin?
Query: Hi Doctor, I am suffering a disease called Ichthyosis. It is genetically causing dry skin problem and fish like scales. Kindly help me with a solution for this. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us.Ichthyosis as you rightly mentioned is a genetic condition leading to excessively dry and flaky skin. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be controlled by using right medications and thus bringing the normal texture back. For the same, follow these suggesti... Read Full »
Can stress cause sleep problems and body pain?
Query: Hi doctor, My father and my grandmother died within 3 months. After they expired, I started to face many issues like LIC claim and others. Due to too much stress, I am unable to sleep at night properly and feel sleepy in the morning. Because of this reason, I am unable to concentrate on my work. I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for your loss. Your problems are stress, unable to sleep at night and body pain. So, basically it is your stress that is leading to other problems. Stress can be managed both by medication as well as by lifestyle modifications (behavior therapy). First, ... Read Full »
I want to know whether my liver is in bad condition.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male. My body weight is 64.5 kg and height is 5'3". My USG report shows that the liver is mildly enlarged in size (liver span is 123 mm), but has normal shape and outline. There is a mild diffuse homogenous increase of hepatic parenchymal echogenicity suggesting mild f... Read Full »
Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The liver is a workhouse for metabolism of protein and fat (lipids). When there is an excess of lipid in your blood than the capacity to metabolize by the liver, the excessive lipids start to accumulate in hepatic cells known as fatty liver. This is an ongoing proce... Read Full »
How to concentrate on my studies?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a student. When I sit for study, I just start feeling distractions from small noises and things. Most of the time, I go to imaginations of things I want to create and sometimes, I suddenly start daydreaming about different kinds of thoughts. Sometimes, I start to remember about pa... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The recurrent distractibility could be occurring due to anxiety and should be evaluated. Intrusive thoughts during studying result in distraction. If remembering the things related to the past and imagining things are causing distres... Read Full »
Why am I getting negative thoughts regarding my health?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47 year old healthy female. My problem is that I think too much and I get a lot of negative thoughts about my health throughout the day. I always feel that something is wrong with me. Apart from that I have a healthy lifestyle and go to the gym regularly. These thoughts keep oc... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These kind of ruminations are quite common, especially in premenstrual period. The things that will help you are as follows. Meditate daily for at least half an hour in the morning. Daily write down whatever that comes to your mind uncensored and never read it ag... Read Full »
Is it necessary to avoid both saturated and unsaturated fats in NAFLD patient?
Query: Hello doctor, My mom is suffering from NAFLD. Is she supposed to avoid both saturated fats and unsaturated fats? Can she eat nuts like cashew and groundnut? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dear, she may take unsaturated fats like omega-3 fatty acids or fish oils or cod liver oil, etc. Avoid spicy food and saturated fats. Vitamin E and Vitamin C are useful to reduce fat in the liver. Use tablet Pantoprazole before breakfast for one week in case of acidity... Read Full »