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Being overweight and obese cause serious health problems. Weight loss reduces the risk of diabetes, heart problem, joint problems, and increases the body's metabolism. Weight reduction can be achieved by modifying the diet and lifestyle, and by doing physical exercises.

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I do not have sex drive. Kindly suggest some natural remedies.

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 30, weight is 82 kg, and height is 5 feet and 8 inches. I am doing exercises regularly. My problem is that I do not have a sex drive. I have tried taking Manforce 100 mg two tablets a month, but it still did not work. Please help me as I do not want to be dependant on tablets fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. According to your height and weight, your BMI is 27, which is outside the normal range. The BMI should be between 19.5 to 24.9. So, you need to lose some weight. I suggest the following lifestyle changes: Walk daily as it will increase the blood...  Read Full »

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 »

Would you please guide me on how to reduce my weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female and I weigh 82 kg. I would like to know how to reduce my weight. I walk for 40 minutes every day and do light stretching. I do not eat any fried items. I am a vegetarian.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I would like you to know that for reducing weight, you need to do physical activity, which is cardio exercises (like a treadmill) in the beginning, and avoid fatty, fried foods as you are already doing. It would help if you give...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my heart beats heard hard against the sternum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old female, and I am obese. I do not drink caffeinated drinks, smoke, or do drugs. I took myself off Lisinopril because it was causing more symptoms than helping. I have high blood pressure, but it got too high, so I am back on it. I was born with a small heart murmur, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two issues over here. One is obesity, which in itself causes hypertension and can cause the pounding sensation of the heart that you experienced. Also, the loss of spinal curvature may cause the heart to appear closer to the chest wall. Hence, you may e...  Read Full »

Please interpret my LFT report.

Query: Hi doctor, I do not eat spicy food, but I have acidity. I have slight pain in the bones of foot. I am on blood pressure medication since five years. In my LFT there is a slight increase in SGOT which is 45.9 U/L and SGPT 77.4 U/L. I have attached my entire blood report for your reference. Please ad...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your SGPT (serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase) is mildly raised. It is not a very serious problem. It is probably due to the fatty liver, which can be confirmed on ultrasound. It could also be due to the medication you are on. Avoid fatty and spicy foods, smo...  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 »

My ALT and AST are elevated. Does the high ALT indicate liver cirrhosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had a blood work done. I have been engaging in some excessive drinking bouts, including the night before the test. My liver panel numbers are ALT 179, AST 112, ALP 78, total bilirubin 78, albumin 45, and total protein 77. My understanding is that ALT and AST are elevated, and the...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The high ALT (alanine transaminase) and AST (aspartate transaminase) do not indicate that you do have cirrhosis, but yes, it cannot be ruled out based on these tests. The rise in ALT and AST just indicates hepatitis, that could have several reasons. To help you better, I...  Read Full »

What can I do to get rid of my heartburn?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from heartburn, chest pain, nausea, and breathlessness. I got done 2D echo, ECG, vitamins D levels, endoscopy, and blood tests. All the reports are normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Surbhi Agrawal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are several things you can do to prevent an episode of heartburn like: Avoid alcohol. Normally alcohol in moderation is well tolerated by many, but for people prone to acidity, even a small amount of alcohol can cause discomfort. Avoid smoking. The nicotine in to...  Read Full »

When should you worry about an ovarian cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I have small cysts in my ovaries. Is this a serious problem? Can you tell me in detail about it? I have attached my sonography report for your consideration.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The presence of multiple cysts in the ovaries is a common disorder and present in almost 8 to 10 % of the women. It is not a serious problem but can present with infertil...  Read Full »

What should I do if my hemoglobin is low?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had a routine checkup done. Please check the attached reports, and let me know if everything is fine.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your hemoglobin is slightly low, and it mostly seems to be iron-deficiency anemia. For that, no medication is needed. I suggest eating iron-rich foods like green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, beans,...  Read Full »

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