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Weight Loss

Weight loss refers to the reduction of your total body mass, which can be either intentional or unintentional. Unintentional weight loss can be due to any underlying health condition like muscle atrophy, malnutrition, cancer, etc. Intentional weight loss is called slimming.

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I have excess belly fat after pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have too much belly fat after pregnancy and I am worried about it. I have been trying to do some exercise and it is not very consistent and hence not working out properly. Will any surgery help this? Is it advisable to go for surgery straight away?  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Surgery is only advisable if obesity is morbid. As it can have many complications later. Losing weight is a tedious task that may take a long time but persistence and motivation can be very useful. Take a strict diet and do...  Read Full »

Can I maintain my weight while occasionally enjoying fries?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female and weigh 202 pounds. Is it possible to maintain a weight-loss journey while still occasionally enjoying fries daily? I want to make healthier choices, but also love having my favorite snack, French fries. How can I balance this to stay motivated and reach my wei...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. While it is possible to maintain a weight-loss journey while still enjoying fries occasionally, it is essential to find a balance that supports your weight-loss goals. Here are some tips to help ...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking Adderall?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

I am a 30-year-old female with obesity. How to lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30 year old female. Over the past six months, I have experienced a gradual and significant increase in my body weight, which now falls into the obese category based on my BMI (body mass index). While I am aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Causes of your problem can be due to hormonal disorders 10 % of the time and increased calorie intake, or less calorie burning 90 % of the time. Your problem can precipitate risks like cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal and joint disor...  Read Full »

Though I did not have sex, my period is delayed. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex last month after ovulation because I track it on my app and I am pretty regular. But this month, I have not had sex at all. I worked out twice, and each time when I worked out, I had spotting. Now, I am due for a period, and I am late. Why am I late? The first episode of spottin...  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, I would like you to undergo sonography of pelvis. This kind of spotting and delay could be due to hormonal imbalance, which is likely to happen when you gain excess weight. I am glad to read that you are already working on your weight. Keep it up. Also, I woul...  Read Full »

I am seeking help for a healthy diet to lose weight. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am aiming to lose weight healthily and sustainably. Can you guide me on creating a balanced diet and exercise plan that supports gradual weight loss and offers tips to stay motivated throughout the journey?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Here are some guidelines to help you create a balanced diet and exercise plan that supports healthy and sustainable weight loss: 1. Set realistic goals: Aim for gradual weight loss of one or two pounds per w...  Read Full »

I have hit a plateau in my weight loss journey. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Is it normal to experience a plateau during weight loss, where progress stalls? How can I overcome this plateau and progress toward my weight loss goals? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Weight management is multifactorial. It is normal to experience a plateau during weight loss, where progress stalls. It can happen because your body adjusts to your new diet and exercise routine, and your metabo...  Read Full »

Can losing weight help to reduce my blood sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old and I weigh 100 kg with a height of 168 cm. I am a pre-diabetic. I m taking Metformin these days. If I lose like say 25 kg then can I stop taking medicines and control my blood sugar normally? Can this diabetes be cured?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Changing your lifestyle by regular exercise like walking at least half an hour every day and weight loss of say 30 Kg can help regulate your blood sugar levels. Also, you should follow a healthy diet by avoiding complex sugar and decrease carbohydrates consumption, ...  Read Full »

How can my 78-year-old mother lose weight? Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My 78 years old mother is losing weight, and she got her thyroid test done. The report showed serum free T3: 1.97 pg/ml, serum free T4: 0.34 mg/dl, serum TSH (ultrasensitive): 58.97 uIU/ml. May I request you to please advise the future course of action and medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query about your mother and from what you have mentioned it appears that your mother has hypothyroidism. I suggest that you ask her to take tablet Thyronorm 25 mcg (Thyroxine sodium tablets) once daily early in the morning on waking up and then to avo...  Read Full »

How to control weight loss caused due to diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 69 year old male. I am a diabetic patient using Cetapin XR 500 tablets since the last two years. My blood sugar is almost in control, but I am losing weight. Can you help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that your diabetes is well controlled with your medications. This medication is suitable for your age and diabetes stage. However, it can cause a slight weight loss. You can lose weight as a sign of a...  Read Full »

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