Sleep Hygeine

The habits that help you get a good night's sleep is called sleep hygiene. The habits that can help you are, limiting daytime naps, sleeping and getting up at a fixed time every day, avoiding caffeinated drinks before bedtime, avoiding fatty foods at night, and exercise.

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I do not have any systemic issues but still gaining a lot of weight. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am becoming overweight day by day. I do not have any problems with thyroid or any other systemic issues. So, what can I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have a weight gain related issue. Orlistat is a very good drug to lose weight, but it should not be taken with anything else. Also, I suggest that you exercise 60 minutes daily and eat fruits a...  Read Full »

What are the typical symptoms of asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of months ago, I started feeling tightness in chest, shortness of breath, and overall fatigue. I went to a walk-in clinic, they did an EKG, and everything was fine. They asked me to follow-up with a physician. The nurse conducted a complete blood test and a chest x-ray, and ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My impression about your illness is gastritis and reflux disease, which is leading to reflux of acid into the lungs causing bronchoconstriction. This bronchoconstriction leads to shortness of breath and asthma-like pattern on the pulmonary function test (PFT). The pr...  Read Full »

Can irritable bowel syndrome be the reason for my weight loss and abdominal pain for seven weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had abdominal pain for the last seven weeks. I experienced the same kind of pain three years back. I had all the imaging examinations, extensive lab workups, and all were normal. I was on 25 mg of Zoloft and 10 mg of Pamelor for the last two years, and I had little discomfort. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Zoloft (Sertraline) usually help in IBS. We will first talk about insomnia, for which, follow steps of sleep hygiene as follows: Sleeping and waking up at a regular time. Avoid caffeinated drinks at least ei...  Read Full »

Can the recurrence of childhood epilepsy be prevented?

Query: Hello doctor, I have epilepsy since childhood. It had disappeared for a while, but it has resurfaced now. My doctor has given me tablets of Lactum 500 mg and 250 mg. How can I prevent it? Are there any precautions? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I am sorry to inform you that currently, medications are the only effective option to prevent further occurrence of seizures. I am glad to note that there is a response with medication. So, you need to follow the advic...  Read Full »

Does localized pain in the head on movement and straining indicate a brain tumor or migraine?

Query: Hello doctor, In short, I have a baby who is now 9 months old. I have started having a visual aura (fortification spectrum) and migraine around two months ago. The aura was almost always on the left side of the vision and the headache (which was quite mild), was on the right side of my head, at the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like it is related to a subconscious anxiety and stress. It does not look like a migraine. However, the aura and the previous headache are classical of a migraine. A migraine and tension-type headache can co-exist. As your baby is 9 m...  Read Full »

How can I get back to good sleeping habits naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, If I go to sleep late will it cause heart problems? I hope not. I only wake up at around six to eight o'clock in the morning. I go to sleep at 2:30 to 3:30 AM. This habit started around ten months back. I also get head aches many times when I wake up. I take a nap in the day from 11:00 A...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and would guide in your case. I am sorry for such discomfort you are having. You have asked two queries in the chat. Let me address each one by one. You mentioned you sleep between 2.30 to 3.30 AM and wake up around 6:00 to 8:00 AM. This means ...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. From the past 160 days, I am suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan fo...  Read Full »

I have been feeling sick and tired for the past six weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I keep having these waves of feeling sick and tired with no energy for about six weeks now.  Read Full »


Dr. Murali Rayani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feeling tired or sick may have lots of causes. More information from you may help in giving a diagnosis.  The causes could be:  The most common cause is anemia. Do a complete blood picture to rule it out. Record your temperature to check for a fever or an infection...  Read Full »

I get paranoid and scared when I am alone in a dark room. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, If my wife sleeps before me, I get paranoid and then cannot sleep till morning. I am generally paranoid when I am alone or in dark, otherwise. everything is normal with me. When I was a kid around 6 years old, I was attacked by a relative who was supposed to be possessed by a ghost. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best option is to consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist in-person, for a detailed evaluation. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) can then be used for treatment. Practice relaxation techniques like breathing exercises daily. PMR (progressive muscle ...  Read Full »

How to control anger and aggression due to parental pressures?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to overcome the past experiences I have faced due to an orthodox family background. I am trying to compete in this big IT sector in a rat race but even after trying my best, I am not content, happy and satisfied. I have quite literally fought a battle with my family to g...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to mention that sometimes you do not have control over the situations and what others do but what matters is how you cope with it. You are trying and only that matters. Regarding in-person consultation, you have to visit a nearby psychiatrist as a...  Read Full »

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