Sedentary Lifestyle

A lifestyle that involves little or no physical activity is called a sedentary lifestyle. A person with this lifestyle is often sitting or lying down while performing various tasks. A sedentary lifestyle can be a risk factor for obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, depression, hypertension, etc.

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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 »

How is BP treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My blood pressure is 145/95. How can I cure it through home remedies? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. As you are only 24 years old and diagnosed with hypertension, you should be very careful about your blood pressure. Recheck it after three days. If it remains high, then you may need treatment. Mostly high blood pressure is seen in...  Read Full »

What should I do if my heart rate is low?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old male. I am 15 to 20 pounds overweight. My height is 6 foot 1 inch. I stopped exercising eight months ago. I do not have a calcium deficiency. I am currently fasting for religious purposes. I ate a whole wheat bagel with a glass of milk at 4 AM. It is now 10 AM. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The issue seems to be your weight and stress. If you try to achieve ur ideal BMI (body mass index), that is, around 25, and control your stress you will be alright. Take a normal balanced diet, and reduce carbohydrates and fat intake by 20 % till you achieve your targ...  Read Full »

How to treat indigestion and worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For dyspepsia and gastritis, I would suggest you take Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially, take it 40 mg twice daily, however, if it is not relieved, doses can be increased to 80 mg twice a d...  Read Full »

Though I am skinny, I have a big belly. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. My weight is 62 kg and height is 5'10". I am skinny, but I have a big belly. I am following good diet. I do not drink or smoke. I do exercise regularly.  Read Full »


Dr. Mir Osman Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an excellent question which I am glad to answer. It is nice to see that your height and weight are normal and you have good nutrition. But, you still have a big belly. The common causes are slow metabolism of the body to break down fats, lack of exercise making...  Read Full »

Why does my blood pressure raise on seeing a white coat?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male working in the IT sector. For the past few months, I am monitoring my BP (blood pressure) and pulse rate. My blood pressure is in the range of 130/90 to 150/90 mm Hg, but today it was 140/90 mm Hg, and my pulse rate is in the range of 85-95 beats per minute. But ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 140/90 mm Hg is the upper limit of normal blood pressure. Sometimes slightly higher blood pressure may be due to anxiety, especially hospital or related clinical anxiety called whitecoat hypertension. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle, adopt an active lifestyle, reduce sal...  Read Full »

What is the cause of the pill-stuck sensation in my throat?

Query: Hi doctor, For about five days now, I have this sensation of a pill stuck in the throat right below Adam's apple. There is no pain at all. It is not there in the morning but will show up throughout the day. I can eat and swallow without any problem, and it seems to go away when I eat. It is not qui...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The foreign body sensation in your throat is basically due to acid reflux. It is irritating the throat as acid raises high up to cause stickiness. Along with all the medicines you are taking, I would add few lifestyle measures. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and at least mov...  Read Full »

I have gained weight on the belly, thighs, and butt. Kindly help with fitness and nutrition.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female working with a private company and staying away from family. I need your guidance and opinion for fitness and nutrition. I have started gaining weight on the belly, thighs and butts. So, I have recently started running, stretching, jogging and a few of abdominal...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query completely. I feel that you are genuinely very much health conscious and I like such people. Even though you stay away, you have a lot of things that can be done for a healthy leaving. First of all, vitamin D supplements are sometimes n...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my constant weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old male. My height is 5'10," and my weight is 88 kg. In the past three years, my weight has increased from 78 to 88 kg. I do have migraines, for which I take Flexon when needed. I have attached a consolidated health report for the past three years. Please help me to under...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Addressing your primary complaint is weight gain, an increase in weight of 10 kg over three years is physiological and can be attributed to a sedentary lifestyle. Your Vi...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male with borderline cholesterol. Total cholesterol 200 and triglyceride 200 to 350 mg/dL. I had TMT test and heart echo last year, which were normal. This year, I checked homocysteine, troponin-I and myoglobulin, which were also found to be normal. My three months old...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I would say that you are a non-smoker and a normotensive person. You are in late 30s. Your TMT and echo were normal and all the cardiac enzymes are normal. Your only sole r...  Read Full »

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