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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Kindly suggest the physical changes seen in the acute transformation of myelodysplastic disorder.

Query: Hi doctor,An elderly family member was diagnosed with overlap myeloproliferative or myelodysplastic disorder two years back. He is being treated by a hematologist who arranges regular blood tests and he is said to be "hematological stable". However, I understand that there can be an acute transforma...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well in the pandemic. The acute transformation has clinical signs and symptoms of acute leukemia, such as recurring fever not responding to antibiotics, pallor, dyspnoea, shortness of breath due to low hemoglobin, bruising and bleeding due to low plat...  Read Full »

I am pre-diabetic and have a fatty liver. Could you suggest me a weight loss diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 5 feet 7 inches tall, and my weight is 99 Kg. What should be the ideal weight? I have fatty liver, pre-diabetis or minor diabetis. My uric acid level is high. Can you please suggest a diet for weight loss? I have taken Metformin and Crestor tablets for the last six months, but no wei...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Firstly, your BMI (body mass index) should be less than 24, preferably less than 22.5. More chicken will not help you lose weight. Your problems like impaired blood sugar levels, fatty liver, dyslipidemia, and raised uric acid are likely rela...  Read Full »

My friend and his family suffered from chronic weight loss after his unhealthy sexual exposure about seven years ago. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend is a 36-year-old male. His height is 170 cm weight is 56 kg. He had some unhealthy sexual exposure seven years back. He said he got sick once and started losing weight beginning that time. In the last seven years, the average of 5 % every year, even though he is eating a lot t...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query regarding your friend's weight loss. Since his blood investigation for HIV is negative, we do not have to worry at this point. Rather than the amount of food we take, it is very important to take nutrition-rich food. Sometimes, the weight loss...  Read Full »

Is spotting for five without periods normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female, and I suffer from irregular periods. I have been spotting daily for the past five months without proper periods. I lost some weight because of this. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears like a hormonal imbalance which is common in young girls. But before I prescribe the required medication, it is important to know a few more things. So, kindly answer me the following; 1) Are there any chances of pregnancy? If ye...  Read Full »

My HIV RNA early detection detection and fourth-generation tests are negative. Is it conclusive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with a girl, and after two weeks, I had anxiety, light sore throat, and weakness. I took an HIV RNA early detection test on day 15 from possible exposure, and on day 25, the fourth generation antigen-antibody combo test, and both were non-detected and non-reactive. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tests are almost conclusive, provided there is no further risk exposure. The chances of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) tests coming positive later are almost nil. It would be better to go for an HIV antibodies test after three months of exposure to be relieved ...  Read Full »

Can Metformin help me in losing weight?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. I have gained a lot of weight of late and my weight is 101 kg at 5 feet and 7 inches. I got all the tests done and I have a fatty liver and am pre-diabetic. Can I take Metformin for weight loss and diabetes? Can it help me in reducing the fatty liver? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are worried about your weight gain and being prediabetic. Remember, Metformin is a prescription drug, and it is your physician who can decide if it is needed for you or not. Metformin can be prescribed to prevent diabetes (type II diabetes onset) if pr...  Read Full »

I have had PCOD for the past two years and have taken medicines without improvement. What should I do to reduce my weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am around 31 years old and weigh about 80 kg. I have had PCOD for two years and have been taking medicines, but still, there is no improvement in my condition. The doctor had advised me on weight loss, but I have no idea how to do it. I want to get pregnant, but I cannot because of this ...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please understand that the problem needs what are known as lifestyle changes. The basic principle is to reduce calorie intake and increase physical activity, but how to consistently do it for the long term is the problem. Please provide detail...  Read Full »

My blood pressure is low, and I can not concentrate on my studies. Is this because of iron deficiency anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-years-old female. I used to be good at studies, and actually, I am. I know I can do much more and score more, but from the start of this year, my blood pressure is always low. Whenever I think of studying or doing anything, I just cannot. I have had full-body aches for the pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Sawera Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have reported are indicative of iron deficiency anemia. It is a common condition among females of reproductive age and can easily be corrected with proper management. Your symptoms of the inability of being able to concentrate, feeling tired, and low...  Read Full »

Can my erection problems and weight loss be due to spa treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have erection problems and lost weight after the spa issue. I did not engage in any sexual activity and also had a bump on my head. During the spa treatment, the therapist tightened my head. I took a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test after two months of the spa treatme...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), which suggest that you do not have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Your erection and weight loss issues are not associated with the spa. I suggest you consult a dermatologist ...  Read Full »

I am 30 years old and trying to lose weight. Does bariatric surgery help in reducing weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I have been suffering from obesity since 13 years of age. I have several health issues like polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression. I have been trying various methods to lose weight for the past six years like...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your health is fine and you do not have diabetes, hypertension, etc., bariatric surgery is safe in expert hands. If you have any of these, they should be well controlled under the supervision of a surgeon. The pros are it helps reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, ...  Read Full »

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