Protein Rich Diet

A diet that is high in protein content is called a protein-rich diet. Foods that contain high protein are chicken, eggs, pork, soy, almonds, tuna, lentils, etc. The recommended daily intake (RDI) for women is 46 grams and for men is 56 grams.

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After a mastectomy, I have tightness in my armpits again. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,Before seven months, I had a mastectomy. During which, I had my lymph nodes taken out of my armpit. I had exercises to do, which helped ease the tightness in my arm. Only in the last two weeks or so, I have noticed a tightness in my hand on the same side of the operation. It feels a bit ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is most probably lymphedema. It occurs as your lymph nodes are taken out, which helps in the drainage of lymph.Are you doing your exercises regularly? This can be prevented by proper exercises that your doctor must have told you. Keep your arm at a height abo...  Read Full »

Why is my grandmother having her head reeling frequently?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is 98 years old. Of late, she is complaining of head reeling often. She does not have high blood pressure or diabetes and her haemoglobin is normal. She has roti in the morning, rice and dal for lunch and roti for dinner. Her bowel movements are normal. What may be the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to see your concern about your grandmother. But one thing you have to keep in mind always is that she belongs to a very fragile age group. Just like the young ones, old people also need special care. A most common condition in this age group is malnutriti...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old boy and want to increase my weight and have a healthy body. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 years old boy, 6 feet in height, but my weight has been only 62 kg from last three to four years. Despite having proper food, my weight is staying the same. I am very thin and want to increase my weight with a healthy body. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To gain weight healthily, you need to build muscle. Therefore, I advise you to exercise regular physical activity and have a healthy diet. Diet: Do not start eating oily or junk food to gain weight, because that would only lead to a gain in fat and health problems, li...  Read Full »

Will protein supplements help in calcium deficiency?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from body pain and a feeling of weakness every day. She is calcium deficient. Will any protein supplement help?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your wife is having low calcium then protein supplements will not help. First calcium deficiency should be treated and then you can add protein supplements.Low calcium (hypocalcemia) may be due to many reasons like,Decreased intake of calcium Low vitamin D level. Hypo...  Read Full »

Why are my skin holes getting bigger after fat loss therapy?

Query: Hi doctor, After fat loss therapy, my skin holes are getting bigger. Also, I am losing my skin color now. I would like to know whether the machine is stuck to the body. What is the reason for this problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your descriptions, it seems that you had undergone bariatric surgery or vibration plate machines to dissolve the fats. In the case of weight loss surgery, the skin shrinks and sagged since skin is an elastic living organ. Because of the loss of elasticity, the...  Read Full »

What can cause low WBC count?

Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law is 58 years old. He had a stroke a year back and has been diagnosed with non-critical CAD. Within a period of two months, his WBC count has reduced from a range of 7.5 to 2.8. But, there is no sign of infection. The overall count of ANC is more than 1000 and platelets are...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my findings are as follows. Your dad is suffering with macrocytic anemia along with leukopenia (low level WBC) and pancytopenia (deficiency of RBC, WBC and platelet). There is only a slight decrease in the number of platelets, so you need not w...  Read Full »

I take 50 g of whey protein per day. Is it safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I hope you are doing well. I wanted to ask you about the safety of taking whey proteins long-term. I have been taking whey protein (50 g per day) for the last six months and have seen great benefits due to it. However, recently a family friend who is a doctor cautioned me against using it...  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query regarding a protein diet. Total protein intake for you will depend upon your goals. If you are trying to gain weight and muscle building, then protein intake of 1.6 grams per kg body weight which would be around 130 grams per day will be enough...  Read Full »

What does neutropenia mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had my blood test and the results came back that I had mild neutropenia. It has got me a little concerned since this has been present on my last two blood tests with the lymphocyte count being significantly higher, but still within the normal upper limits. I have had no in...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Neutropenia is reduced neutrophils in the blood. Neutrophil is one of the five types of white blood cells (WBC) in the blood.If one cell count is increased (for example lymphocytes here - normally 20-40%, here it is 59%),...  Read Full »

I am 5 feet tall with underweight 40 kg. How can I gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male and am just 5 feet tall with underweight (40 kg) and till now I did not consult any doctor. So, kindly assist me to gain weight.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To gain weight in a healthy way, you need to build muscle; I advise you to indulge in regular physical activity and a healthy diet pattern. For a healthy diet, do not start eating oily food or junk food to gain weight, because that would only lead to a gain in fat a...  Read Full »

Can I improve my body structure, bone strength, and height by taking a protein-rich diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old, and I believe that I am malnourished. I think I lack protein, and I was wondering if I change my diet to incorporate and make up for the lack of protein and other dietary requirements, will I attain my ideal body structure, bone strength, and height? Please give your su...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. There is still time to add an inch to your height. However, I must say that it would not be too significant. Boys grow vertically till 18 years of age, so there is still time. However, you do need to take a protein...  Read Full »

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