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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Kindly give your opinion on my brother's stabbing type of pain in his chest region.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother has been having mild stabbing pain in the chest region for 20 days now. The pain is constant, and sometimes the intensity is powerful, as if the heart was so heavy that it would fall. Because of so much pain, he asked me to take him to the emergency room. In the end, afte...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen his reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Calcium buildup in the arteries can lead to atherosclerosis. This, in turn, can predispose him to a heart attack. The level of his triglycerides and cholesterol, along with his weight, put...  Read Full »

My eight-year-old son feels thirsty constantly. Is he diabetic?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my son who is 8 years old and weighs approximately 30 kg. Over the last couple of days, he is constantly thirsty, it is very hot outside. Sometimes, he is also tired, although generally, he is very active. I tested his fasting blood sugar approximately 10 hours after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from the blood sugar levels of your son, it does not look like he has diabetes. I agree that he is 30 kg and 8 years old, but children of developed countries usually are overweight, which is because of under activity. Please allow him to li...  Read Full »

Is there anything wrong with my annual health report?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 5.10 feet and 203 lbs male. I have been a binge drinker, drinking about 24 to 32 beers a week, and now have quit drinking from three weeks. My cholesterol was at 248. I have now been exercising 30 to 40 minutes on a treadmill, quit alcohol, quit bad fats, I eat oatmeal every day and...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lifestyle modification work to decrease the cholesterol, it is actually very good. But the problem here is your BMI (basal mass index). So, you need to be treated with Statins also. It is better to take Statin and continue with lifestyle changes. For more information con...  Read Full »

Will dieting to become slim when not overweight cause dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 23-year-old. She has a 3-year-old baby. She is healthy only. For the past two months, she is on a diet to reduce weight. She is not overweight. But she wants a slim body, so she is trying to reduce it. But for the past two days, she feels dizziness frequently (two hours, once di...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Many reasons can make you feel dizzy. Dieting may lead to a deficiency of certain nutrients leading to general weakness. It can also cause reduced blood sugar levels, which can manifest as dizziness. I ...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant with a single embryo transfer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old female. Both the ovaries are 10 cc, polycystic and AMH 7.31. My husband is 33 years old and has erection issues. The doctor suggested IUI, but husband's motile sperm count only 10 million. The doctor advised going for IVF with ICSI. Can I go for single embryo trans...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sperm count of 10 million is more than sufficient for IUI (intrauterine insemination). Please go for IUI, and you have an excellent chance to conceive. So, do not worry. I see that you are around 9 kg overweight, so please try to lose excess weight. It will help your ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the herbs to be taken to prevent heart disease.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old male. My weight is 80 kg  and I am trying to lose some of it. My height is 5'9". I was hospitalized with sudden and severe onset of diabetes in 31. I am taking Insulin to control it. I also take Enalapril for high blood pressure. In most of my life, I have been ove...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are still in young age group with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Insulin is the best therapy for diabetes. You can consult your physician for any oral tablets (alternate to Insulin injection), as it is the lifelong treatment. If you have high blood glucose, then...  Read Full »

After an abortion, my wife is facing difficulty in conceiving. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, We are trying to conceive for the past two years. My wife had an abortion two years back during the second month of her pregnancy. The doctor said both of our reports are normal (HSG and sperm count). My wife underwent IUI two months back without any luck. She is taking Fertisure F and D...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for difficulty in conceiving. They are as follows. Intrauterine adhesions. Adhesions around fallopian tube. Genital tuberculosis. Sperm quality. Weight gain. Endometriosis, etc. I would suggest you consult a gynecologist and resolve any of these ca...  Read Full »

Can homeopathy help in managing medicine-induced hyperhidrosis?

Query: Hi doctor,If a patient gets hyperhidrosis due to medications such as antidepressants and stimulants, will exercising help? Does it lower the sweating? Or will make it worse? Can homeopathy assist on this issue? Thank you in advance.  Read Full »


Dr. Nirupam Kishor Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If medications cause hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), then unless you change them or stop them, sweating will not reduce. Homeopathy can help in the problems for which you are taking medicines such as depression, anxiety or any other problem. If you are overweight o...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing clear liquid discharge from my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am nine days post ovulation and have been experiencing clear liquid discharge from my vagina since two days. I also have a headache, stomachache, and tiredness. I am a little overweight, so I have been starving myself. Is this clear liquid discharge normal?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once ovulation occurs, the remaining follicle, called the corpus luteum, will keep producing hormone progesterone, for a possible pregnancy to get implanted in the uterus. There is nothing to worry as the watery discharge is because of this. Other symptoms include de...  Read Full »

I have spotting with watery mucus mid-cycle after a miscarriage. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to have a regular menstrual cycle. But since the last four months, I noticed spotting mixed with watery mucus in the mid of the cycle. I was put on birth control pills a year back, but I still got pregnant and had a miscarriage six months back. After two months of my miscarriage, I...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel your weight is the biggest issue here. Try to reduce your weight by avoiding junk food, red meat, etc. Try having a high-fiber and protein-rich diet and doing regular exerci...  Read Full »

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