Veganism means avoiding the use of animal products, mostly in the diet. It is a philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. Dietary vegans are strict vegetarians who have abstained from consuming eggs, meat, dairy products, and other animal-related substances.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am 71-year-old female and I take tablet Lisinopril 200 mg for blood pressure and tablet Rosuvastatin 5 mg daily. My blood test shows that I have a vitamin B12 deficiency. My doctor thinks it is due to alcohol consumption. I do not drink a lot but I am vegan. Can being vegan be the r... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Alcohol seems less likely to be the cause of deficiency in your case. Alcohol taken daily for more than 60 ml for at least one year will cause this deficiency. I think this is not the case with you.... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have been on a vegan diet for the last five years. I tried a dairy product on a vacation and noticed a mild scratchiness on my tongue and mouth at some instances. I was able to eat different kinds of dairy products but I had gastrointestinal disturbances. I again started a vegan die... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I understand you are having this issue everytime you consume dairy products. Other than the mentioned symptoms, are there any other symptoms like bloating, gas, loose stools, or pain while passing stools? Kindly revert for further queries. Regards. Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old female. My weight is 140 kg and height 5'4". I need your guidance and advice on something that has been going on for a very long time. In the past, I have been a vegetarian, paleo, vegan, etc. And I am currently a vegan because I feel it is the right thing to do. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). It is a benign disorder, requiring only supportive management to regularize bowel habits. This disorder occurs in many people these days (10 to 30 % population are affected by this). This condition is aggravated by low fiber intake... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 15-months-old. I am a pure vegetarian, and my husband is a pure non-vegetarian. Can I bring up my child as a vegetarian? My husband refuses, saying that the baby will not get enough protein. Kindly help. Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old male. I am unmarried. My weight is 46 kg. I am masturbating daily, and I wish to reduce masturbating. It would be helpful to suggest some good ideas to increase my weight and reduce my masturbation. And regarding diet, I am a vegetarian.Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I want to tell you that masturbation is not a bad habit. Masturbating once daily is normal, and no need to get worried about that. Most individuals masturbate. But watching porn is wrong, and this causes an enormous loss of time and affects you psychologically. That time ca... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have been a vegetarian for over two years, and a vegan for about three months. I had my bloodwork done this past week, and the numbers were confusing. I have had anemia in the past, and it was thought to be due to my ulcer, which I take over the counter medicine (which I was told now to... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query and below is my advice. The peptic ulcer can lead to minor bleeding in the intestinal tract and so anemia can develop due to it. For ulcer healing, Rabeprazole like antacid can be prescribed for 2 to 4 weeks. Stool routine micro examination... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,My family and I have gone vegan three months ago. We did blood tests this week to check if we are healthy and my three children show a low level of hematocrit count, although their RBC is within limits. My youngest (2 and a half years) has also a high TSH level (5.2 mIU/L). They are su... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through their reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her hematocrit value is borderline low. Her Hb (hemoglobin) and RBC (red blood cells) values are within limit. So, for that, just now no active treatment is needed as it is not a clear-... Read Full »