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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Why do I have a delayed period for 2 months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 22-year-old. I am not having my periods for two months. I have got my beta-hCG test. Please suggest medicine. I am attaching my reports. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) report attached by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and according to that, you should not be pregnant. I request you ...  Read Full »

Does stress due to COVID cause hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old with a weight of 72 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I do not have any other health issues. Sometimes, I become stressed due to COVID as my work gets affected. Stress anxiety causes more hair fall and hair loss. No one in my family has baldness. How to...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hair loss can occur due to stress, nutritional deficiency, anemia, thyroid disorder, or genetics. You should eat foods rich in vitamin B7 such as nuts, seeds, green vegetables, eggs, sweet potato, and avocado. Meditation helps in achieving mental peace and reduces anxie...  Read Full »

Will caffeine cause heart palpitations?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have been having trouble sleeping for almost a year now. Sometimes worse and sometimes better. I am fairly certain it is because of heart palpitations. I am sure it is caused by stress, smoking, or caffeine. So I have been cutting back. And most nights, I can get thr...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Palpitations may occur due to various reasons: 1) Fast heart rate (many causes). 2) Slower heart rate (many causes). 3) Irregular heart rate (many causes). 4) Being overcautious about heartbeats. 5) Thin, lean patients can feel heartbeats, especially in a recumbent...  Read Full »

Will arrhythmia cause changes in ECG tracing at rest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting arrhythmia since when I was 15 years old. It is usually brought on by exercise and emotions. Now I am 34 and getting a new symptom in the ECG tracing at rest. Mild to moderate pulmonary valve leaking is seen. Can I get an opinion on the tests attached and my ECG? Kindly give...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What is your weight? Do you have any history of snoring, interrupted sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness? I went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). In the tracing, the initial and last part shows sinus rhythm, while in the ...  Read Full »

Can depression and anxiety increase in a pandemic situation like COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,I am feeling more stressed. Does hearing news regarding patients of COVID-19 through social media increase the chance of having depression or anxiety? Does lockdown cause stress or anxiety?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you keep hearing news related to COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), it increases your anxiety. Even lockdown plays an important role in causing anxiety and depression. During a lockdown, there is financial and social impairment. You can n...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to last longer during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing the issue of pme during sex. I do not last for even 10 seconds. Normally come even during the foreplay of 2 to 3 minutes which involves kissing and touching. I tried the medicines below (prescription attached) for three months, but no help. Please assist. I am feeling very gu...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Psychiatrist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. Treatment is possible. Do not worry if one treatment fails. There are several other options available. You need to consult a specialist, i.e., a psychiatrist, in person for evaluation, and treatment can then be given accordingly. Besides following step...  Read Full »

Can pain in the legs and arms be due to emotional disturbances?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 42-year-old male. My father and my mother passed away almost same time for one month, and since then, I feel pain in my arms and legs. I have pain in my nerves. I do not know if it like nervous tension. I started to feel this pain for ten days, sometimes in one leg and sometimes in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms : 1. What kind of pain you feel in the arms and legs? (e.g., stretching or heaviness or burning or pinprick sensation of ants crawling or something else). Is pain mild or moderate, or severe? 2. Is it persistent...  Read Full »

I feel devastated after the death of my dog. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My dog passed away, and I cannot quit crying. I might need something to help me deal with this. What would be the best medicine for this? I am 54 and not taking any regular medication. I feel devastated by her loss.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is an acute stress reaction. It will take some time, but it will heal. If it is getting worse day by day, then you can try medicines for a few days. I suggest Escitalopram 10 mg in the morning with 0.5 mg Clonazepam at night. You can use it for four to six weeks. It m...  Read Full »

Did I miss my periods because of pregnancy or something else?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was during the second week of last month. I had unprotected sex after three days of my period, and within 24 hours, I took the Unwanted 72 (Levonorgestrel) pill but now my period was due on the first week of this month, and it is already the second week, and I am six days ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Based on your ovulation and fertility window period, the chances of you getting pregnant are low. Also, you had the Unwanted 72 pill within 24 hours. That is a great thing you had done. The emergency contraceptiv...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about my bizarre episode of palpitations?

Query: Hi doctor,Earlier at work, I experienced the most bizarre episode of palpitations I can remember. I do find them to occur fairly regularly once in every couple of days. Today, however, rather than just the one small bubbling and skipping feeling, it happened in sequences shortly one after the other ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two possibilities like heart issues and even anxiety related. It is likely to be a cardiac arrhythmia like premature complexes, PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation. We first need to find out the cause, and so yo...  Read Full »

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