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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What causes involuntary puffing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. A month back, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have enclosed my report here. I feel breathless at night while lying down and I was advised it as because of sleep apnea. I have been trying to use a CPAP. For past two months I am experiencing breathlessness on...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. Please find my observations below. There is a probability of having a parasomnia which is defined as sleep disorders that involve abnormal movements and features like...  Read Full »

Why does my 21-year-old cousin feels breathless after climbing the stairs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 21 year old cousin, who is 181 cm tall and weighs 120 kg. He has slight breathlessness when he climbs stairs. He does not have any other health complaints and does regular health checkup. Please take a look at the attached test reports and kindly let us know what has to be done...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through his reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found the following issues worth mentioning. As his weight is 120 kgs, his BMI (body mass index) is around 37, which comes to severe obesity. In the lipid profile, his HDL (high-density ...  Read Full »

My one-year-old angiography report was normal, but I still have chest pain; Why?

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, I had chest pain. I thought that it is may be due to some excessive spicy food I took the last night and also I did not sleep till late due to some work. So, I just ignored it and left for my work. That day, I had to go somewhere driving myself and I thought it as just a min...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you, do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case, reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

I often have palpitations at bedtime. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 and in good health. For about a year, I have had some strange heart palpitations. They tend to happen at night when I lie down. They are very strong beats and irregular. It lasts only a couple of minutes but is quite scary as it feels like my heart is beating out of control an...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Palpitations are very common, and usually, they are not serious until there are accompanying symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting or drop attacks, etc. One of the most common causes of palpitations is anxiety, but it can also be due to heart rhythm prob...  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 »

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 »

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