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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My voice sounds like a girl's voice. What can I do about that?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old male, who weighs 112 kg. But, my voice does not match my body. My voice sounds too low and on phone, it sounds like a girl's voice. When I am talking with someone, they cannot hear me, and I need to focus and speak loudly.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It seems that as per your age, your body weight is much higher than normal. In obese people, the testosterone levels can be on the lower side. As testosterone is the male hormone that determines the secondary sexual characters in males, it influences the hoarse male voi...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest me some good ways to lose weight healthily.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a male who is overweight. I weighed myself, my weight was between 190 to 200 lbs, and my height is 5'7". I cannot accurately say what my diet consists of. But I eat eggs, bread, and vegetables too often, but I do not eat fruits. I am sedentary, but I struggle with OCD and can eat f...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You are overweight, and it can be controlled or reduced with proper diet and exercise.Please reduce your calorie intake because being sedentary will not make you burn the calories you take, and it will again accumulate as fat. So, kindly take plenty of green leafy vegeta...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant with a single embryo transfer?

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

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hello, 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. You are around 9 kg overweight (attachments removed to protect patients identity), so pleas...  Read Full »

Can high TSH be due to being overweight?

Query: Hi doctor, Based solely on a TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone) of 4.8 and unnamed observed symptoms, my PCP (primary care physician) declared me to have hyperthyroidism and prescribed 25 mcg Levothyroxine daily. I started the regimen and thought I saw a reduction in the edema in my feet (I sit all ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stop using Levothyroxine. Check TSH and FT4 (free Thyroxine) in 3 months and also add an Anti-TPO (Thyroid peroxidase) antibody. The slightly high TSH is probably due to being overweight and not the other way round. If TSH progressively goes higher (more than 8) and...  Read Full »

Is my palpitation after exercising, running, jogging, and playing football a sign of cardiomyopathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. And I am out of shape. I am a little overweight, and I have been physically active for the last month. I lost 6 kg of weight with regular exercise. I used to run, jog, and play football or soccer. A few days ago, when I was playing, I experienced palpitation...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Your heart rate and blood pressure are perfectly normal, and getting PVC (premature ventricular contractions) twice per day is completely normal. In the long run, inactivity is harmful, so I advise you to continue jogging, running, and being in...  Read Full »

I am having pain in my right lower back during bending and sitting. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old female. My height is 159 cm, and my weight is 84 kg. I am having problems with my lower right back, especially when l bend or sit down. I do not feel any pain during walking, running, or even standing. I am having this issue for the past two months.Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Such pain can be due to being overweight. Excess weight can increase the pressure on your lower back and causes pain. So, I would suggest you do weight reduction exercises and exercises for the lower back. Alon...  Read Full »

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 »

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