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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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My wife has leg pain and clumps of fat around the knees. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife aged 55 years is suffering from arthritis I believe. She has leg pain for the past five years. She has larger clumps of fat around knees and joints and looks heavily obsessive. The recent health checkup results say that she is vitamin D deficient (6.6 ng/ml) and B12 deficient (...  Read Full »


Dr. Makwana Tanvi Ghanshyambhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw her report and photos both (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her weight has to be reduced which can be done through some exercise. Try doing that as much as she can. Her body weight is causing main problems. For her pain, she can take tablet Eto...  Read Full »

Please explain the abnormal factors in my sister's health report.

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 35 years old. She feels tired and weak. So, she went through a preventive health checkup and the following parameters are shown as not normal in her report. Regarding her medication, she takes 100 mg thyroid tablet daily. I have attached her report. Please let me know if ther...  Read Full »


Dr. R. Rahul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history that you have provided of your sister it looks like she is having hypothyroidism. This requires medication such as Thyroxine as she is already taking. Tiredness and weakness are the symptoms of this thyroid disorder and dosage should be monitored regular...  Read Full »

Is light beer harmful for my preexisting liver disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease last year. My liver enzymes are very high. I used to drink champagne, wine, and other hard liquor, a few times a week. But now, I switched to light beer. Is it bad for my liver?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Excessive alcohol, that is, more than 12 g a day, is certainly dangerous and should be strictly avoided. Regarding mild to moderate consumption, data is inadequate at this moment. But, recommendations are to strictly avoid all alcohol consumption because it can damage...  Read Full »

I am worried about my blood reports. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had a blood test. The report shows, TSH is 14.2, cardiac risk factor 7.1, high cholesterol and low iron and hemoglobin. At the same time, I have periods for the last 20 days. So, I had Destrogen twice a day. Now, I am taking Iron, Calcium and cholesterol tablets after dinner. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, do not worry as everything is very well treatable. Regarding your thyroid, were you a known hypothyroid or just now detected? If you are a known case and on 100 ug since long, then dose needs to be increased to 112.5 as TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is more ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing low libido. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male, who has schizophrenia and depression from the last 12 years. My current problem is low libido and erection-related issues. I do not wish to take any medicine like Viagra or other similar medicines. Please suggest a medicine which can cure my problem. I also need h...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, these are the following things which are responsible for decreased libido and erection problem such as Obesity, Diabetes, High blood pressure and medications, Low testosterone level. I sugge...  Read Full »

What is the treatment option for Parkinson's disease other than Levodopa?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel extreme fatigue in the morning. I have tremor and right leg tingling. I am experiencing brain fog, Parkinson like symptoms but I did not feel any improvement with Levodopa. My manganese levels are high. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns. First thing is unless the diagnosis is made by an expert physician, the resembling symptoms do not mean ...  Read Full »

Can smoking cause clubbed nails?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, who weighs 195 lbs and I am 5.10 feet tall. All of my fingers are clubbed. My nails have become wide and thick giving them an abnormal round appearance. The skin above my cuticles is slightly raised and red. My nails do not extend straight out, but they curve d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your nails and fingers, and it is in fact clubbing. The cause is smoking-induced lung damage and bronchiectasis. Regarding the reversibility, we cannot be sure at this moment, as it wi...  Read Full »

How to prevent my spine problem from worsening?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from pain in my lower back. There is a pain in my left arm, leg and foot also. I got my MRI done. The MRI of lumbar spine reads as follows: Exaggerated lumbar curvature, likely due to muscle spasm. End plate Schmorl nodes are seen at D11-12, D12-L1, L1-2, L2-3 and L3-4 le...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have a degenerative disk disease although not serious enough to cause focal deficit at present but, there is minimal thecal sac indentation. I would suggest: 1) Weight reduction. Your BMI (body mass index) is high which makes you a high-r...  Read Full »

I want to conceive. What prenatal vitamins can I take?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask about the prenatal vitamins that I can take for conception, considering the case of low progesterone level. The laboratory tests performed were progesterone 0.19 ng/ml, testosterone 1.10 ng/ml, LH 17.26 mIU/mL, FSH 21.11 mIU/mL, and prolactin level. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Preconception vitamin that has been advised universally is Folic acid 0.4 gm per day for normal ladies who wish to conceive and not have any chronic disease like epilepsy (need 0.1 fl oz per day) before conception. You did not mention which day of menstrual cycle you di...  Read Full »

I am unable to reduce weight and have hormonal acne. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about a possible hormonal, adrenal, or thyroid issue. My gynecologist and PCP dismissed my symptoms last year, and I cannot see an endocrinologist until two months, but I would like to get healthier sooner. I included my current symptoms, medications, and last week's blo...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your main concerns are that you are not able to lose weight, you have joint pains, edema, acne, cold hands or feet, and mood symptoms like anxiety, mid-afternoon panic attack-like symptoms, and irregular periods with pain during ovulation. From the laborato...  Read Full »

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