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Why am I not losing weight even after exercising and eating only fewer calories?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female, who weighs 155 lbs, and I am 5.7 feet tall. I cut off the muscle weight because I have a lot of muscle, including the muscle, my weight is 160 lbs. I have been trying to lose weight for the past two months, but nothing has seemed to work. I go to the gym almost every day, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Losing weight sometimes is tricky, especially, if you are trying to body sculpt. How long are you on the treadmill and elliptical? How many calories are you burning? Are you found of core strengthening exercises, abdominal crunches, massage, etc.? Sometimes, you need...  Read Full »

What does 95th percentile mean for a 9-year-old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 9 years old. He is 4 feet and 11 inches and weighs about 107 lbs. I checked his BMI, it said he was obese in the 95th percentile. He is active. Should I worry about his weight? And if so, how can I help him with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your son has good height and for the same reason, his weight is not worrisome. But definitely he is on 95th centile for his height as well as for his age. Also, his BMI (body mass index) is 22.4 which puts him in the category of obese. Let him have a lot of outdoor a...  Read Full »

I have been feeling exhausted lately. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, As a 47-year-old woman, I have been feeling so exhausted lately, and it seems like no matter what I do, I just cannot catch a break. I used to be fairly active, but now even the thought of exercise is daunting. I am worried about how this might be affecting my overall health, especiall...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Yes, your lack of physical activity may be contributing to your fatigue. As we age, our bodies may require less intense exercise, but it is still important to stay active to maintain overall health and prevent age-related conditions. Her...  Read Full »

Will it be fine to swim after 12 hours shift?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28 year old female. I am a nurse and frequently works in night shifts. I am trying hard to include sports in my life. I usually swim, and I need to work harder to swim to lose the extra weight. I gained weight because of my sedentary lifestyle. Will it be fine to swim after 12 hours...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In fact, swimming is the best exercise for you. I always advise my patients to engage in swimming especially after undergoing stressful hours of work as it helps the body to relax. It is fine to swim after your night shift. I will only advise you to get enough slee...  Read Full »

I am 15 weeks pregnant. Can I do swimming?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 15 weeks pregnant. Is it right to go swimming in a pool now?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you know swimming before pregnancy, then you can do it during pregnancy also. Take a few precautionary steps. If you do not have a risk of threatened miscarriage, a low lying placenta or other complications, then there is a need to avoid overexertion in pregnancy whe...  Read Full »

Can a person with sea food allergy swim in ocean?

Query: Hello doctor, If a person is allergic to seafood, can they swim in the ocean? This person cannot touch seafood or have sea-salt either.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If a person is allergic to sea food and sea salt both, he should ideally avoid swimming in the ocean so as to avoid getting an attack of anaphylaxis (lethal allergic reaction) while under water. In my years of practice I have never come across any person with allergy to...  Read Full »

Can you go swimming with poison ivy rashes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have poison ivy rashes on various parts of my body with no open blisters. Can I go swimming in a creek? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query, and I understand your concern. No, please do not go in this condition for swimming otherwise, it will spread to others. Poison oak and poison sumac are plants that can cause an itchy rash upon contact. A substance called urushiol, found in these ...  Read Full »

How do I regain my abdominal shape as it was before the C-section?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two children with cesarian delivery at two years difference. In both cases, l had not got my earlier physique and stomach, as well as the navel, is in its previous place. So please help me in getting my physical touch as soon as possible. Is there any problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pregnancy causes havoc changes in a woman's body due to loads of hormones flowing in the blood for long nine months. With an increasing girth of your bump, your abdominal skin and underlying muscles too get stretched and weakened, often leading to diastasis recti, which...  Read Full »

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