Pranayama

Pranayama is the practice of controlling the breath. In yoga, breath (Prana) is said to carry a person's life force. It includes several techniques for controlling breathing, which helps achieve a healthy body and mind.

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Does yoga help in lowering BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old unmarried male. My weight is 70 kg and my height is 5'7". Recently, I checked my BP and it was 150/100 mmHg. Please suggest some medicine to reduce my BP. Shall I follow yoga or pranayama for lowering my BP? What all foods should I take and avoid?  Read Full »


Dr. Santhosh M D

Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  When you adopt ayurveda lifestyle and yoga practices, it will cure the condition without any doubt.  Avoid salt intake and spicy food as much as possible. Avoid fast food, deep fried foods and preservatives. Eat more fresh vegetables and drink three liters of water da...  Read Full »

Kitchari Mono Diet

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a white coating on my tongue. Also, since my childhood, I have had a problem with frequent urination. I have a slightly enlarged prostate of 21.9 whereas less than 20 is normal. My skin has always been very dry. For about 1 or 2 years, I am losing hair and suffering from dan...  Read Full »


Dr. Santhosh M D

Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your details and found that you are following certain kind of diet, which is not really beneficial in this condition. Instead of sticking with a mono-diet (ayurveda diet for detoxification) you can make the following practices. Only three times food in...  Read Full »

Are my psychiatric medicines the cause of high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 year old and weigh 70 kg. My blood pressure is on a higher side with readings around 150/90 always. I have a history of depression and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). I am currently on medication for depression and blood pressure and have been prescribed Nexito F...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are already on blood pressure (BP) medicines tablet Nexovas (Cilnidipine) and Nebimac (Nebivolol). Tablet Nebimac controls heart rate. Psychiatric medicines may affect heart rate, but not that significant to affect BP (BP=Cardiac output x heart rate). And the ben...  Read Full »

Can low hemoglobin cause shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. For the past one year, I have been experiencing body weakness. I feel tired all the time. And for the past five months, I have been experiencing fast heartbeats and shortness of breath. I mostly experience the shortness of breath in dusty and stuffy environments, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hemoglobin levels and other abnormalities do not explain the severity of the symptoms that you are experiencing. Iron, Vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements along with dietary improvement to improve hemoglobin to 12 to 13 g% is necessary. However, after improvement...  Read Full »

How to reduce weight through yoga?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old obese boy. My weight is 110 kg and I feel myself unfit. I want to start practicing yoga for weight loss. But, I do not know anything about yoga. I want to know, how to meditate and relax our body and mind?  Read Full »


Dr. Omnath Alvoor

Naturopathy Specialist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the data your weight is too high for an individual. You need to rebuild your lifestyle by giving time to exercise and yogic techniques. Especially fast rounds of suryanamaskara will help you with your problems. Start slowly and day by day increase the speed of prac...  Read Full »

Please suggest some ayurveda medicine for chikungunya?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom and my 15 year old sister are suffering from chikungunya. Please suggest some ayurveda remedies or medicine for chikungunya. Also, please suggest any preventive medicines as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Santhosh M D

Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We cannot do much things with ayurveda when the condition is acute. But, there are a lot of things that you can do to cure after effects of chikungunya and to prevent it. My advice is to get ayurveda medicines from some recommended and renowned ayurveda pharmacies.   Read Full »

I was advised ayurvedic medicines for work-related stress. Will this help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed anxiety problems due to severe work-related stress. I work in the IT services with timings from 2 PM to 11 PM. So, I go to bed by 1 AM and wake up around 6.45 AM every day. Due to stress, I am having palpitations. I had a full echo, ECG, and a treadmill test to rule ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have seven hours of continuous and undisturbed deep sleep, that is more than enough to compensate your trouble. Your drowsiness during your working hours and loss of interest in sex is because of the side effects of the drugs. I suggest the following therapies: ...  Read Full »

My erection problem is getting worse. Please suggest some treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old. My weight is 75 kg and my height is 6 feet. I have no diabetes or BP, but have asthma and it is under control. I am facing problems in getting erections. It is getting worse with time. Please suggest some treatment for this. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have given very little information regarding your query. You have not given information regarding your education, marital status, number of children and profession. Actually all these things are important in the management in erectile dysfunction. Please answer my ...  Read Full »

I have a crush on an actor. How to come out of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am married with two kids and a loving husband. I quit my job a year ago and started selling clothing online. I love watching movies. And recently I have a crush on an actor in a movie that is about cross country sport. Since I was young I used to get easily attracted to people who...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

General Practitioner, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I must say it is very courageous of you to share your concerns here and I would thank you for doing so. What you are currently experiencing can be known as Celebrity worship syndrome (CWS), it is being obsessed with the celebrity. It is a treatable cond...  Read Full »

I cannot resist the temptation of watching porn videos. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried male. My problem is since I am 20 years old, I used to watch porn videos. But, during past one year it has become a regular habit of spending thrice a week watching porn. After ejaculation, I would feel guilty. I would like to control the habit, but I can...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

General Practitioner, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, from reading your query, it is evident that you have been having a tough time breaking the habit of watching porn. Let me assure you that this can be managed with self-discipline and you will be successful at getting back to managing your time wisely.  As hum...  Read Full »

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