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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Can stress disturb a person's sleep cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I cannot sleep at night. When I sleep, I cannot get up for nine to ten hours. When I cannot sleep, I usually keep using my laptop. I am overweight. I have a weight of 94 kilograms. I do not know the cause. Can I have this issue due to stress?   Read Full »


Dr. Arooj Najmussaqib

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are facing sleep disturbance due to unavoidable sleep patterns. You have this issue due to changed work schedules. Stress plays a key role. When a thought process is going on, our mind finds it difficult to shut down. Regarding weight, it ...  Read Full »

What should I do to get relief from gas problems and blood in stool?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old female with a weight of 91 kilograms and a height of five feet. I had two abortions and still, I do not have a baby. Yesterday, I had some blood in my stool at night. Before few months, I had gas problems. Usually, gas comes many times in a day. I feel like gas is stored...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gas problem occurs commonly in patients with overweight to obese. As your weight is high beyond normal and this causes health consequences definitely in you. Blood in stool is an alarming one and it requires a thorough examination of the bottom. The possible causes ...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to lose weight despite of all the efforts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old female. I am overweight and having issues losing weight. I was 170 lbs at the starting of the year. I started to go to the gym 3 to 5 days a week. I decreased my drinking, and I only drink very low sugar beverages and made my eating healthier during the week. I am o...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, you should start with low dose Levothyroxine replacement and gradually escalate the dose to keep TSH around 3. Secondly, remove bad carbs from your diet and fix your gut if you have any digestion issues. Continue with your physical exercises and try to...  Read Full »

How to lose weight gained in the midsection area?

Query: Hi doctor,I feel tired with fatigue. I have low sexual libido and insomnia. I have gained weight around the midsection, love handles, and belly. I think that I have low testosterone. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is important to control your intake of calories. Please mention your height and weight to calculate your appropriate calorie requirement needed for a day. Avoid eating fat and red meat. Take green leafy vegetables and fruits. You need to walk for atleast 10,000 s...  Read Full »

What would you recommend for a stuffy nose, resulting in sleep difficulties?

Query: Hi doctor, I have enlarged turbinates in the right nostril. I have fatigue with some gut issues. My nose is stuffy with clear discharge. From this, what would recommend for me and how much to be taken? I have these issues for the past two months and I feel hard to sleep.   Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have difficulty while sleeping at night. It suggests that you might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Your weight seems to be high. You need to do a complete physical examination before reaching a definitve diagnosis. I suggest you reduce your weight and sl...  Read Full »

My wife has gained weight after pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 20 years old. Her weight is 59.5 kg and height is 4'9". Our baby is 15 months. His diet includes breastfeeding and solid food. My wife has post pregnancy overweight, especially in belly, buttocks and thighs. She eats a lot, but feels tired, exhausted and sleepy.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanchari Majumder

Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you should do proper diagnosis of your wife. This problem may be due to stress, hyperthyroid and vitamin D deficiency. Proper diet with exercise help your wife to make her body reshape if the above tests are normal. You did not mention the type of delivery. Is ...  Read Full »

What causes pain in the butt crack?

Query: Hello doctor, For over a week now, I have been feeling pain right near my bum crack area. It is not a pile or hemorrhoid. The pain is right in between the bum crack. It tends to hurt when I sit sometimes and is painful to sit right down on my bottom as the pain is located there. I wonder what it is...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinic.com. I can understand your concern. It can be due to weight, so most of the time, it gets better along with exercise and medications. Another common reason for such pain is due to calcium deficiency, which can be treated accordingly. Bad posture can lead to pain but not ...  Read Full »

Will workout help in weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 13-year-old female. I am overweight (65 kg for 164 cm). I feel guilty about eating, but I still eat because of my hunger. I want to lose weight, especially on the thighs, arms, breasts, and stomach. I do not know what the best way to lose weight is. What workouts will work? I a...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I studied your problem and understood your concerns. I know that overweight is due to an energy imbalance. When you eat more calories compared to what you spend in physical activity, the excess calories get converted to fat and get stored in the body and result in ov...  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 tips to reduce my overweight.

Query: Hello im 30 years old female overweight for my age because im 67kg. I am currently experiencing high blood pressure my bp was 140/100. i just want to know what should i intake  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Measures to control BP. Avoid smoking and other addictions. Reduce salt intake in diet. Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, saturated fats. Avoid stress and anxiety. Do regular moderate intensity exercise such as brisk walk for 30 minutes. Have proper night sleep, atleast 8 hours per 24 hours includi...  Read Full »

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