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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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I have more weight in thighs and shoulders with small breasts. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering with over weight of only thighs and shoulders because of heredity and also I have small breasts. Even I weigh 154 pounds. How to solve this problem? I am 24 years old.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So as to reduce the weight in thighs and shoulders you may do appropriate exercises. Cardio exercises done under the training of a professional trainer will help reduce weight uniformly. Ladies tend to put more weight in their bust and thighs. However in your case due ...  Read Full »

Can an increase in cholesterol levels due to occasionally consuming alcohol cause upper arm pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34-years-old. I do not smoke, but occasionally I drink alcohol. I am slightly overweight too and I have not exercised much in the last year. Please find my attached cholesterol level reports. My cholesterol level was normal and now it increased a lot. I have never taken medicine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Do not worry. I have gone through your reports (attachments are removed to protect the patient’s identity), and everything is normal. There is a slight increase in your cholesterol level. Following are my suggesti...  Read Full »

I am 43 years old weighing 211 pounds, I have no coffee or tea, I do walk, and underwent a hysterectomy. Kindly advise me on how to lose weight.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 43 years old weighing 211 pounds I lost my fiance in the past. Since then I gained weight. I went from a size 36C to a 36HH bra. I eat normally. I drink a lot of water. No coffee or tea. I walk 3000 m four times a week on my treadmill. I started to get white spots on my hands and c...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Conventional medicine and thought process for losing weight is based on input and output. Have you calculated the daily calorie intake how much you lose in a day including the treadmill exercise? If you hadn't to lose w...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old, who is 78 kg. How can I lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old with a weight of 78 kg with no health issues. I tried losing weight for the complaint of my irregular periods. It worked for only a month, after which I faced the same problem. Also, I feel that the left side of my body has more fat when compared to the right side, be...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There can be multiple reasons for excess weight. Try to be positive and healthy. I suggest you make simple lifestyle changes like walking regularly to the nearest grocery shop to buy necessities and carrying two to three kg (kilograms) of p...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old obese person with a regular menstrual cycle. Currently, I experience bleeding during intercourse and have warts. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and I have been overweight for the last three years. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and I weigh 178 pounds. I could notice the presence of warts on my skin for a couple of months. The last time I had intercourse was about 18 months back, and I had severe bleeding f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all your questions with utmost care. According to your description, there seems to be nothing abnormal or bad from a gynecology point of view, but you should maintain your weight within the normal BMI (Body...  Read Full »

I suffer from a heavy menstrual flow. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Over the last few weeks, I have had a heavy menstrual flow with heavy clots. I feel very hungry and tired during those times. It is making it very hard to lose weight as I am overweight and need to lose weight. I am 216 Ibs at 27 years with a height of 5 feet. I also want to lose because...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You need treatment if you are facing a weakness during the menstrual flow. And if you are suffering from the long heavy flow, you can have anemia. My advice is consult your specialist doctor, take to them, and take medications with their conse...  Read Full »

I am 33 years old and overweight. I have a stressful job, and my home environment also bothers me. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 33 years old and overweight. I have a stressful job, and my home environment also bothers me. I am so exhausted during the days that I sometimes fall asleep during work hours. I have often experienced sleep paralysis. My feet have been swollen for the past couple of days, and even whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The poor quality of night sleep is the main reason behind daytime sleepiness. So follow the steps of sleep hygiene. 1. Sleeping and waking up at regular times. Avoid caffeinated drinks at least eight hours before sleep. 2. Avoid using te...  Read Full »

I am obese and have headaches. Should I visit a neurologist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old obese woman with venous pulsatile tinnitus in my left ear. I have no history of high blood pressure or diabetes. I have been overweight for about five years and was a normal weight before. I am being treated for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that this feeling could be related to an inner ear disorder. Your blood lab tests show increased white blood cell count suggestive of an infection. Anemia is also present. That is why I recommend taking iron supplements. A brain...  Read Full »

Will dietary changes normalize my glucose and lipid levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old male, and I do not smoke or drink. I am prediabetic and overweight from the past five years. I have started LCHF (low carb high fat) and IF (intermediate fasting) diet for seven weeks. This has given very good results, I was 220 lbs, and now I weigh 198.4 lbs. And my...  Read Full »

Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to LCHF diet is a good short-term option for weight loss. But it is not a good option for long-term weight loss. Prolonged use of this diet is associated with increased risk of hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease, which limits their long-term use. Based on your...  Read Full »

I am 19 years old and suffer from delayed periods, overweight issues, and stomach acid reflux problems. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old and have no periods. My big problem is weight. I have a stomach acid reflux problem, and burning urination is common after some oily food, and my water intake is at least two liters daily. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your description, PCOS (polycystic ovarian disorder) is possible, but as you said, the USG scan was normal. Please tell me when you have done that scan and thyroid profile. Weight and menstruation are correlated, and you should m...  Read Full »

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