Weight Gain

An increase in body weight is called weight gain. This weight gain can be due to an increase in muscle mass, fat, or fluid retention. Weight gain in adults can be due to bad dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, or a severe underlying condition.

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How long can I take HRT, and will it cause any trouble when taken for a long time?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just received my blood results of thyroid and hormone blood test, and I require your help, please. I am 54 years old woman, who is 5.6 feet tall and weigh 13.10 stone. I have suffered from ill health for many years and cannot remember the last time I felt well. I had a complete...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry you have had to go through a lot. I really appreciate your writing all your problems in such a detailed way, which makes me easy to understand all your symptoms fully. Most importantly it is high time you stop your hormone replacement therapy. HRT should not...  Read Full »

Which protein drink will help me gain weight without any problem with my health?

Query: Hi doctor,I have started workout at home recently. I have got a pair of dumbells, a resistance band, and a skipping rope. Kindly suggest some good protein powder (good brands) for building body and lean muscle mass and which is safe and healthy. I am a vegetarian. I am prone to acne. I came to know ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. MB (muscle blaze), Trikut, One life, etc., are some of the brands that have been noted and used. Make sure that you buy these from a reputable shop and make sure their container is sealed often with a hologram and serial number. No, whey protein, if taken ...  Read Full »

What should I do to put on weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20 year old male. My weight is 50 kg my height is 5 feet and 8 inches. I am very slim. What should I do to put on weight?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. Your ideal weight should be calculated according to your height. The normal BMI (body mass index) is between 19.5 to 24.9. According, to your height and weight your BMI is 18.58 which is below normal. You can take Nutrigain granules with lukewar...  Read Full »

How can I keep my heart and brain healthy?

Query: Hello doctor,I started getting muscular in the past month. I increased my diet and ate a lot to build my body for weight lifting. Now, I began to feel suffocated always, and my concentration is lacking currently. And I feel like my heart has lost its capacity.I have stopped going to the gym, and I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You are too young to think of such suffocation. The gym is an excellent and healthy physical activity. If you cannot continue gymming, I suggest you go jogging, walk long distances, and breathe fresh air.Regarding your diet, it is advisable to avoid fatty and high-calori...  Read Full »

What should I do if my heart rate is low?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old male. I am 15 to 20 pounds overweight. My height is 6 foot 1 inch. I stopped exercising eight months ago. I do not have a calcium deficiency. I am currently fasting for religious purposes. I ate a whole wheat bagel with a glass of milk at 4 AM. It is now 10 AM. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The issue seems to be your weight and stress. If you try to achieve ur ideal BMI (body mass index), that is, around 25, and control your stress you will be alright. Take a normal balanced diet, and reduce carbohydrates and fat intake by 20 % till you achieve your targ...  Read Full »

Can ayurvedic supplements help in gaining weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to gain weight. Is there any ayurvedic weight gain supplement? Can I take Nutrigain? Please help me,  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nutrigain is a herbal product, you can use it to gain weight. Weight gain or loss depends on your appetite. If your appetite is not good, then whatever you eat, it will never increase your weight. Yoga and exercise can regulate your metabolism and it will be able to incre...  Read Full »

I gained weight, and there has been no ovulation after abortion since last year. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been unable to lose weight since abortion. I had an abortion one year ago. I gained 30 to 40 lbs in a short amount of months since discovering I was pregnant last year. I had an incomplete medical abortion at nine weeks three days one year ago. Since that, I have had six months of e...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Mam hormonal changes and PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) can lead to such unwanted weight gain. Most probably, it is associated with PCOD. Because PCOD is a common one and you have a history of the irregular me...  Read Full »

Do all my symptoms occur due to lupus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44 year old female, and I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and Sjogren's syndrome, with symptoms dating back to as young as six years old. I have also been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, thyroiditis, Raynaud disease, right-sided heart enlargeme...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis of asthma is doubtful as pulmonary issues are seen in conditions you are already suffering from like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) and rheumatoid arthritis. Basically, the right term for you is MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease), which are associa...  Read Full »

Will severe weight gain by antidepressants cause premature ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor,I have never been able to hold off ejaculation during sex. It has been a problem my entire life. Relationships have been lost, and it was a significant cause of a marriage failing. My current wife is understanding and has told me I need to seek treatment. Currently, I experience anxiety, a...  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have premature ejaculation (PE). PE is ejaculating before you, or your partner are satisfied. It is a common problem that most men face at some point in their lives. Several factors can influence when ejaculation occurs. It can be controlled with some techniq...  Read Full »

Why is there weight gain and tiredness in hypothyroidism even after taking Thyronorm?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking thyroid medicine (Thyronorm) for over a year now. First, I use to take Thyronorm 25, and now I am taking Thyronorm 50. I cannot see any visible changes. I get tired easily, and I have gained too much weight. I have attached my reports for your reference. Kindly help me...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and have looked at the reports you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). As seen in reports, your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) level is 12, any level more than 10, and the presence of symptoms is ...  Read Full »

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