Reduce Weight

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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Having thyroid, i am not able to reduce weight. Can you suggest any medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had three cesarean deliveries. She is not able to reduce weight despite all her efforts. Her thyroid profile T3 is 3.05 mIU/mL, T4 is 0.83 mIU/mL, and TSH is 5.339 mIU/mL. Please suggest whether any medication is required or not for thyroid.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The available values show that her thyroid function test is within normal limits but slightly on the lower side. No medication is required in regard to the thyroid, as she does not have any symptoms related to ...  Read Full »

What prenatal vitamins can be taken for conception in low progesterone patients?

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 5 gm per day) before conception. You did not mention which day of menstrual cycle you did the...  Read Full »

Though there is a delay in period, I am not pregnant. Is that due to hormonal imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am four days late, and today I had some very light spotting mixed with discharge. I have very light cramping and no other symptoms. I had a miscarriage two months ago. Is it related to my hormones being imbalanced?  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel there is some hormone imbalance and it could be the reason for the miscarriage too. Your weight is more than expected. This extra fat will be converted into hormones in the body. This hormone can prevent or delay ovulation, could be the reason for the delay in p...  Read Full »

Kindly give some tips to prevent stroke.

Query: Hi doctor, Kindly give some tips on the ways to prevent stroke.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are some tips to prevent stroke. Regular exercises like brisk walking and jogging according to your capacity for at least 30 minutes a day and five to seven days a week in nearly all peoples. Regular exercises help in reducing weight, decrease lipid level and ...  Read Full »

I am pre-diabetic. Can I take malt-based drinks once a day?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic six years ago. I have avoided sugar completely since. I would like to know whether I can take malt-based beverages once a day.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prediabetes means you have impaired blood sugar levels. It can lead to full-blown diabetes over a few years. It is basically a component of metabolic syndrome in which insulin resistance is the central mechanism. So, it is good to avoid sugar. But, apart from tha...  Read Full »

Shall I try lifestyle modification to control BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 59 years old. My height is 5'8" and weight is 95 kg. I am not a diabetic or hypertensive. But, I have had anxiety attacks. My recent BP check showed 140/100 mmHg and the two follow up checks showed 160/100 mmHg and 140/100 mmHg. My doctor prescribed my Telma 20. I am also on Thyronor...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to know that you are aware of lifestyle modification for controlling BP. Medicines are not the only treatment for hypertension. Following lifestyle modifications can be tried. Reduce your weight to BMI (body mass index) less than 25. Decrea...  Read Full »

What can I do to lose my body weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I eat healthy, I workout, but I am not able to lose weight. I am really worried about my health. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap Kumar. M. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want you to understand how metabolism plays an important role in weight gain or weight reduction. An increased metabolism will lead to more energy burning which will help you to reduce weight. How to increase metabolism? As soon as you wake up, drink a glass of...  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 will d...  Read Full »

I have not had my periods for more than three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I usually have a regular period cycle of 33 days. But, I have not had any period for more than three months. I had Primolut-N for 21 days but still no period. Later the doctor gave me Ginnette-35 for 21 days. My last pill was on the 24th. But, still no periods. Negative HPT. Normal thy...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a hormonal imbalance. On an ultrasound, we need to see the endometrial thickness. If it is more than seven to eight millimetres then only you will have your periods. Is there any history of D and C (dilation and curettage)? As you are sexually active, the...  Read Full »

I have been gaining weight rapidly for the past few months. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had my hormone test done, and my leptin is 10.2 ng/mL. I have been gaining weight rapidly for the past two months. Please help me with the prescription. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Leptin is a measure of fat tissue in your body. In rare genetic diseases where there are leptin hormone receptor problems, leptin hormone production problems, lipodystrophy problems, leptin is used as a medicine. Leptin measure does not help in managing weight in overwe...  Read Full »

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