Stress

Stress is the body's biological reaction to any unpleasant stimuli. The symptoms of stress are increased heart rate, breathing fast, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach upset, dry mouth, nervousness, etc. Stress as such is not bad, but prolonged periods of stress might affect your health.

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How to help a friend who is depressed due to work stress?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is 40 years old. She was attacked by polio at the age of 3 and unable to walk. She is under depression¬†due to work stress. She is reacting like a mentally challenged sometimes. We do not know what is in her mind. Since two months, she has been reacting this way. Please help ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Persistent work stress could lead to adjustment disorder and increases the risk of depressive and anxiety symptoms. She is suffering from polio and has work stress. These are probably the reasons that she behaves weird. If her symptoms persist then please...  Read Full »

I have problems focusing on things. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have lots of problem in focusing on things. I do lack of confidence in dealing with public and get nervous in social gathering. I become irritated when something wrong happens and always have negative ideas. I have hydrophobia too. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Presence of negative thoughts, irritability, irrational fear and low self-esteem indicates toward possibility of clinically major depressive disorder. I like to assure you that this is totally treatable condition and there i...  Read Full »

Why do I get clear whitish mucus from the vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. Since last few days, I have observed thick jelly like clear whitish mucus coming out from my vagina. It is very thick and dry. It is not like the regular stretchy moist discharge. There is no irritation or pain. I am not sexually active. There is no odor also. Since ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A white discharge is usually considered as normal. Also, it can be often sticky and often copious. Now, changes in normal discharge can occur for many reasons, including timing of menstrual cycle, emotional stress, nutritional status, pregnancy, usage of medications - inc...  Read Full »

Why is my penis hard even while flaccid?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a problem with my penis. It feels hard like a hard rubber tube even while flaccid. The veins have also become very prominent. Sex is now painful and my penis becomes sore and red after intercourse. I had all the tests done. All STD tests came out negative. The problem has b...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You have not mentioned what all the tests you did. You have mentioned only STD tests (sexually transmitted disease). It appears to be due to stress or anxiety, so do relaxation exercise. However to exclude other cause, you need to ...  Read Full »

How can IBS be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from IBS about twice a month. I began with pain on left side of chest and left side of tummy. It then goes across the bottom of tummy. I then clear my bowels starting with constipation then followed by very soft stools until I empty. Once emptied I am usually fine with just ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nitin Dongre

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You did not mention what medicine at present you are taking. IBS is a type of autoimmune disorder where you're body's defense system works against you why it is considered to be genetics origin so first of all you should keep in mind that you have to adjust your routine...  Read Full »

My partner claims that he cannot achieve erection due to stress. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I have not had sex for quite a few weeks. I have talked to him about it around three times and each time he tells me that he wants sex and wants to have more of it and that he will try to push away the thoughts of the stress he is going through that keep him from getti...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Libido can be decreased if a person is undergoing stress and can affect sexual performance. I would recommend that he should either visit a psychiatrist and take some medicines if his stress is affecting his personal, social, and occupational life. The doctor will pl...  Read Full »

On bending down, I can hear my heartbeat only in the right ear. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I can hear my heartbeat in my right ear when I bend towards my knee. In any other position like standing or lying down I do not hear this heartbeat sound. My hearing test is normal. Is it normal to hear this heartbeat sound when a person bends his head towards ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Most commonly such feeling of heartbeat known as palpitations is absolutely normal. However, this could be due to anxiety issues. I would recommend you to get your electrocardiogram (ECG) and thyroid profile done and write back to me with re...  Read Full »

Why do I get distracted during sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, When I sleep at night under AC or fan around midnight I feel as if my whole digestive system is moving upwards toward brain and my ears starts ringing. I am feeling that my back side of my brain and my eye nerve are also getting stretched. I am getting such feeling mostly when I am sleepi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all I feel there is a need for proper checkup with in-person consultation with a psychiatrist for your stress. The symptoms are indicative of excessive stress rather than anything related to AC or fan. It is also pr...  Read Full »

My father's yell after exam failure makes me feeling bad. How to deal with it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. Last year, I failed in maths exam and now I am trying to pass it. My exam is in April. My mind is telling me not to study because I already know what is going to happen. My father keeps asking me when do I have an exam or do you study. My nerves can not handle thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Failure can make you feel nervous and a little less of ourselves, but understand that your self worth does not depend on exam results. Everyone has their own strength and weaknesses. You too are good at something and bad at others. Clearly you are under a lot of stres...  Read Full »

Why do I get muscle twitches in several areas without any muscle weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing muscle twitches, in several areas of my body, for a period of three weeks. It stared in a small area in my back, then stopped. Returning in my right hip and since then the twitching has appeared at my right shoulder, both thighs, both hamstrings, both calves, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Twitches are seen in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). However, they usually start in the hands and are accompanied by the thinking of muscles or atrophy of muscles. A much more common cause of twitches is anxiety leading to hyperventilation leading to decreased ...  Read Full »

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