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Walking at least 20 minutes every day has shown to have various health benefits to people of all ages, including the prevention of some chronic illnesses. Some of the health benefits of walking are it burns calories, makes the heart muscles strong, lowers blood sugar levels, relieves joint pain, improves mood, and keeps you healthy.

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Kindly review my reports and suggest whether I am diabetic.

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking medicine for diabetes from last year. Then after two months, I had to stop because my sugar went down very much. And sometimes, I had to eat glucose to maintain the sugar level. I used to continuously check my blood sugar levels after every 2 to 3 months. As the tests...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith. M. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your blood sugar is not under control. Everyone whose HbA1c is more than 6.4, have diabetes. Always keep HbA1c less than 7, for better control of DM (diabetes mellitus) type 2. Your other b...  Read Full »

How to reduce PP blood sugar level of 174?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 65 year old male. Before 12 years, I went for my first master checkup without symptoms. The result showed high 2 hours PPBG while FBG and A1c are normal. The consultant physician advised me to eat less at a time and increase the number of feeds in a day and encouraged me to check ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. On going through the details provided, it is clear that you are in a prediabetes situation. Following are the criteria for diagnosing diabetes: Normal: Fasting blood glucose (FBG) 70 to 110 mg, PP less than 140 mg and HbA1c% less than 5.9. Prediabetes: FBG 108 to ...  Read Full »

I feel a little flesh near the anus. Is it piles?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. The problem is that for the last 6 months or so I feel a little flesh near the anus area. There is no pain or itch and I do not experience any bleeding or discomfort. Sometimes, it is virtually suppressed and sometimes I can feel it. I am afraid that it is somethi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint. Flesh near the anal region that can be suppressed most probably suggests piles (hemorrhoids). Although, some other condition like anal warts, skin tag, cyst and boils have to be ruled out. This is possible only after proper examinat...  Read Full »

Pregnancy tests are negative, but am still having pregnancy symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female, who started taking birth control pills eight months back, but I only took it for a week and stopped taking them. In that same week, I had unprotected sex with my fiance, and I had my periods the next day. The next month I got my periods two weeks earlier, and I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I see two problems in your history. Let me tell you the reason and solution. Birth control pills come in a pack of 21 or 21 active plus seven dummy pills, or the single dose of an emergency contraceptive pill. Whichever you take, will suppres...  Read Full »

I have a feeling of a sense of hotness in my body. Is it anxiety related?

Query: Hello doctor, I have anxiety. I have chest pressure and stiffness in the back. I have a sense of hotness in my body. In the past, I have been on tablets Amitop 10 mg and Dexanil Plus. I have had whole body tests performed and the results were normal. Kindly advice on treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and tried to understand your problem although it was difficult to do so because there was an inadequate description. Since you have mentioned anxiety and a few of other symptoms of anxiety, I assume that you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. ...  Read Full »

My HbA1c level was found to be high. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31-year-old. For the last two to three weeks, I was feeling very low, a sort of weakness, and I felt that there is something wrong with my body. So, I went to a clinical laboratory for an HbA1c test and got a result of 10.50 %. The person at the clinical laboratory told me that t...  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 diabetes. I suggest you take tablet Metformin 500 mg thrice a day after meals. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their conse...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of stomach pain, anxiety, red face, pressure in the chest, and zoning out most of the time. Can these symptoms be of a severe condition?

Query: Hello doctor,My face is always turning red and getting hot. It starts gradually, but then it feels like a burst, and my face turns into a deep red color. I then get very hot and start to sweat. Also, why am I always tired? I fall asleep at around 7.30 PM every night, and I do not have the capacity t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You appear to have multiple issues, but none of them are serious. Regarding your face, tiredness, etc., does this redness increase on exposure to some dust or other exposures? Are there any associated allergic symptoms ...  Read Full »

Is increased fasting glucose level a threat to the lifespan?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male, and I checked my blood sugar levels yesterday. My fasting blood glucose is 267 mg/dL, HbA1C is 8.8 %, and microalbumin is 24. Is it very critical? I am worried about my lifespan. Is it highly dangerous to the kidney and heart? Can I marry? Please help me. Thank...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and your test results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I must say that you have diabetes and that you should be started on treatment as soon as possible. I suggest you start tablet Glycinorm M 30 (combination of Gliclazide a...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a 65-year-old female to eat less following a fever treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is 65 years old. She had a fever last week. She was taking Zerodol-P and Azio 500. Now, there is no fever but, her eating capacity has greatly reduced. After taking only a bite or two, she feels full and does not want to eat further.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.A reduction in appetite occurs due to both fever as well as drug-induced gastritis.Firstly, complete the five-day course of Azio (Azithromycin). If the fever has settled, stop Zerodol (Aceclofenac) and have it only in case of fever.She can have tablet Pan DSR (Pantoprazo...  Read Full »

What is the reason for muscle cramps in the bottom part of the belly and pain above the heel of the right leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle cramps in the bottom part of my belly or sometimes one one side of the belly since two to three years. I have put on a lot of weight and now have a protruding belly. I am taking Presolar twice a day, Tazloc-H, Modlip 10, Neurobion Forte once a day, and Caldikind sachet...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaveri Dandapani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first thing I want to address is regarding your weight. I want you to reduce it by 20 kg within a year. Your HbA1c is high. Even though your PPBS (post-prandial blood sugar) is normal, FBS (fasting blood sugar) is slightly high. For this, I want you to go for reg...  Read Full »

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