Overweight

People with body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more are said to be overweight. Generally, a person becomes overweight by consuming more calories and leading a sedentary life. The other reasons include depression, hormonal imbalance, eating disorder, alcoholism, stress, and genetic predisposition.

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Does being overweight rule out the possibility of celiac disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a concern about my cholesterol levels and the possibility of an underlying condition. I am a 37 year old female with uncharacteristically low cholesterol. I donate blood regularly which gives me the opportunity to have my total cholesterol level tested. About a year ago, I creat...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you need not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

What does my blood report show?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 43 years old. I feel weak, body pain and headache during menstrual cycle. Also feeling like depression. My height is 5 feet 2 inches and my weight is 74 kg. I have attached my recent blood test report. Please let me know the findings from the blood report. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me help you to deal with your problems. The complaints you said of weakness and body pains are general and not related to any specific entity. They are suggestive of low general health condition and will show improvement with medications. Your BMI - body mass index...  Read Full »

I feel lazy and sleepy the entire day. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I always feel sleepy and lazy. My height is 5 feet and my weight is 70 kg. I am also snoring while sleeping. I used to sleep 7 hours in night. Still I am feeling sleepy the whole day. Why? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shardendu Tomar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your complain with us. Most probably the cause behind your mentioned problem is sleep disorders like sleep apnea and RLS (restless legs syndrome). Sleep disorder such as sleep apnea affects the quality of sleep and makes a person more tired during...  Read Full »

What causes a lump at the back of my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore shoulder and neck. In the back of my neck, I feel a lump. I can feel it when I bend my neck forward and on my left side. I also get some burning sensation in my neck. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubair Mohammad

Physiotherapist, Chiropractor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you described as a lump is C7 vertebrae. It is normally more visible than other vertebrae. It is appearing for you as a lump either because you are overweight or you have forward head posture or both. For burning sensation, pain and sore shoulders apply ice pack till...  Read Full »

How is male breast enlargement treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am overweight for my age. I am wondering whether you could help me out. I also feel that I have male breast enlargement. I just wanted to check what I can do further.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For weight loss the most important thing is to determine the calories you are taking in a day. Cut down by 500 calories a day, which may very well be a bottle of soda or a half muffin and bag of chips. This will allow you to lose about 1-1/2 lbs a week. If you add an ...  Read Full »

Please explain about non-alcoholic fatty acid disease.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. My weight is 85 kg and my height is 174 cm. I am non-smoker and I do not drink alcohol. My problems are gas formation, uneasy feeling after meals and lack of energy. My bowel does not get cleared properly and I feel too much tired after hard work. My heart beat be...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your complaints. It seems that you are suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is accumulation of fat within liver cells which is linked to being obese or overweight. Havin...  Read Full »

Is it possible to conceive with hypothyroid and obesity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old and weigh about 100 kg with no medical conditions except for hypothyroid. Can I get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You surely can become pregnant. Keep a watch on your weight and keep thyroid under control by maintaining TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels around 3.5. Obesity usually is associated with insulin resistance and may be PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) in your p...  Read Full »

Do overweight and irregular period has any effect on pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am newly married. I have irregular periods but not too late it occurs between 25 to 35 days. We are planning for a child but cannot get success. We have sex regularly. Now I have some doubts please clarify me in detail. I am over weight (pear-shaped). My height i...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Being overweight or obese definitely increases complications during pregnancy like abortion, low growth of baby, development of diabetes and hypertension. It is better to attempt weight reduction (if possible) before achieving pregnancy. Irregular periods, if it is betw...  Read Full »

What does reactive anti-HAV IgG mean?

Query: Hi doctor,I have attached my hepatitis blood profile for your reference. I just want to make sure that everything is clear. The report includes Hep B surface antigen 0.26 (non-reactive), Anti-HBs 1.85 (non-reactive), Anti-HBc 0.10 (non-reactive), Hbe-antigen 0.34 (non-reactive), Anti-HBe 2.02 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed your blood report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Regarding your hepatitis profile, everything is normal. Anti-HAV (IgG) is reactive. It indicates that in the past you might have been infected with hepatitis A virus. But, now it has cleare...  Read Full »

How to reduce weight in case of overweight with umbilical hernia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old with a weight of 63 kg, and my height is 153 cm. I am feeling overweight. My stomach is big, and I am having an umbilical hernia. How to reduce my weight.  Read Full »


Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Fitness Expert, Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nowadays this problem is very common, my advice is to try to go for proper diet planning and increase energy expenditure as there will be an imbalance between food intake and exercise. So there is a need to do more exercise and control over your food. You must foll...  Read Full »

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