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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Why do I not put on weight even after using appetizers?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 23. But, I weigh only 37 kg for 158 cm height. My parents consulted different medical practitioners, but nothing worked out. Appetizers did not work too. I do not have strong immunity. I get fever often. No one in my family is lean other than me. They all have normal weight. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a height of 158 cm, your ideal weight should be between 56 to 60 kg. You can definitely gain weight. First of all, I would suggest you to rule out any chronic disease by carrying out complete blood count, chest x-ray, thyroid hormone profile, liver function tests and...  Read Full »

Do my reports suggest leukemia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old female. I got my precautionary health checkup done. I have enclosed the report. My internet search about the result indicates that I may have early stage leukemia (cancer). Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All the values are normal and excellent except vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to body pain and mildly high vitamin B12 levels which can be corrected by avoiding non-vegetarian and...  Read Full »

Can stress cause sleep problems and body pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My father and my grandmother died within 3 months. After they expired, I started to face many issues like LIC claim and others. Due to too much stress, I am unable to sleep at night properly and feel sleepy in the morning. Because of this reason, I am unable to concentrate on my work. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for your loss. Your problems are stress, unable to sleep at night and body pain. So, basically it is your stress that is leading to other problems. Stress can be managed both by medication as well as by lifestyle modifications (behavior therapy). Firs...  Read Full »

What should I do to heal my wound?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a pharmacist. I am having a deep wound in my foot. Currently, I am taking Taxim-O CV 325, Lyser D and Vitamin A to Z. I am dressing the wound with Betadine and T-Bact ointment. What else should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You did not mention that how you acquired that wound. Continue the medications. First of all, I will suggest you to take a proper diet as nutrition is very important in rapid wound healing. Take more proteins in your diet like pulses and dairy products and avoid fatty di...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for jaundice.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male. I am suffering from jaundice. I used to smoke and drink. But, since 15 days I have quit. Last week my eyes became yellow and after that I had my blood test and hepatitis test. I am uploading the report. Please suggest me medicine and further diet plan.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from hepatitis and the cause of which is most probably alcohol. Your hepatitis B and C antibody tests are negative ruling out viral hepatitis. I would suggest you to avoid alcohol intake and ensure good nutrition; take fat free diet and salt free high p...  Read Full »

How to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very thin. I want to gain more mass and weight. For that I am consuming multivitamin tablets and protein powder, but no use. I have a doubt that whatever I am taking is not 100% digesting to supply that energy to my body? What do I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can definitely gain weight. If you think you are not getting 100% of what you are eating, it could be probably due to worm infestation in intestine. For that you can take tablet Ivoral Forte (combination of Ivermectin and Albendazole) once after dinner. To gain weight...  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. ...  Read Full »

Why am I so lean even after eating healthy foods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male weighing 45 kg and my height is 5'5". My concern is why I am so lean despite of eating healthy foods. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for using this platform. First of all I would suggest you to rule out any chronic disease by carrying out blood test that is preventing you from gaining weight. In order to build muscle and body, there is no better way than going to gym and supplementing it with...  Read Full »

Is it true that body might get habitual to antihypertensive drugs?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is taking Telma AM 80/5. How can it be gradually lowered to AM 40/5? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Telma AM 80/5 contains Telmisartan 80 mg and Amlodipine 5 mg. It is generally prescribed to treat high blood pressure (BP) or resistant hypertension and control various heart problems. You must understand that blood pressure is a pathophysiological condition which may not...  Read Full »

There is a hole below my stomach with smelly pus discharging. Help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hole underneath my stomach and it is discharging smelly pus every day. It burst two months ago. It is painful and smelly. Help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have developed an ulcer from an abscess that is discharging. Clean the area with disinfectant and apply Neosporin (Neomycin) or Mupirocin cream over the affected area twice a day for 10 days. Take oral antibiotics to prevent infection in the wound like Zifi (Cefi...  Read Full »

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