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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How to overcome the fear of heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old guy. I am getting panic all the time. My father died of a heart attack three years ago. I have only my mother with me and my bonding is not well with her. I was too close to my father. I am obese and having high BP too. Usually, I do not share my feelings with mom. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Lisa Barros Mascarenhas


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your fear. You have made a good start by showing a physician and started on medications for your blood pressure. It is good to be aware of your health. I am sure that they already advised lifestyle changes, so I will not go into its depths. Every ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of weight gain after achieving desired weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I just found out most people regain their weight after weight loss mostly because of the weight set point and everything and I am really terrified that is going to happen to me. I do not know what to do. So I have lost 50 lbs in nine months pretty easily. Sometimes, I eat under 500 calor...  Read Full »

Dr. Safina Mithani


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your height, you have almost reached your goal, you just need to reduce 5 to 6 kg more. No need to go for more weight loss diets, now you can opt for a maintenance diet. There are chances that you might gain back some of the lost weight, but if you keep yours...  Read Full »

Please suggest diet and exercise to reduce overweight due to genetic hypothyroidism.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (genetic) when I was 12. Over the past five years, I have become around 50 pounds overweight and all of my attempts to lose have seemed to fail so I have given up, but my weight has stayed the same. There is so much informat...  Read Full »

Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have really done well with the hypothyroidism problem. Your levels are normal with less medications which are very good. As it is genetically induced, it is very difficult to lose weight. My advice to you is, you should focus on maintaining normal levels of TSH (th...  Read Full »

I am tired of being fat. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am tired of being fat and I am tired of diets. After a diet, I gain double and every time it is harder to lose. I am desperate, lonely, and depressed. I do not want to be fat for my entire life. I am only 26 and have always struggled with my weight. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine the level of your frustration regarding your weight. Yes, it is nearly impossible to keep reduce weight and maintain diet and exercise. I may not be able to give you a composite plan of action for your weight reduction since it is not basically a one d...  Read Full »

What vegetarian diet should I consume to lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to lose weight. I do not eat much and I have been working out regularly. Still, I am not losing any weight. I want a good vegetarian diet plan and some tips. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Safina Mithani


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your height, your weight should be 68 kg. Here is a meal plan which you can follow for a month and contact back for follow up. Early morning: one tablespoon apple cider vinegar in warm water. Then you can work out for 35 to 40 minutes. After half an hour you can...  Read Full »

Will increasing the dose of Thyronorm help in reducing obesity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. My T3 is 5.8. I am obese at 76 kg with 153 cm. I take 25 mg Thyronorm tablet every day. Weight loss becomes very difficult as thyroid levels have not decreased in the past five years post-pregnancy. Can I increase my Thyronorm dosage to 100 mg?  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I find you are having hypothyroidism and consulting for Thyronorm dose adjustment. Dose adjustment will be made on free T4 and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels and not based on T3 levels. So, I request you to upload the full thyroid profile results then we can d...  Read Full »

Can anxiety cause loss of weight and muscle mass?

Query: Hello doctor, I lost a lot of weight, fat, and a bit of muscle loss with abdominal pain and bluntness. I also am stressed and anxious about it. I had blood work done with ultrasound and chest x-ray. Also, I had urine examined for blood and everything came back great. No problems in those areas. Bec...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How much weight exactly did you lose? Since when you are having symptoms? If we consider there is significant weight loss, then other specific symptoms are expected with malignancies like constipation or diarrhea, malena or symptoms pertaining to other systems if w...  Read Full »

Why do I find it difficult to lose weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old woman. My height is 5'3" and weight is 147lbs. I do not have a child yet, but will be trying to conceive soon. I am a vegan and eat healthy. I workout five days a week and sometimes will go for a 5 km runs around two to three times a week as well. I went off my birth co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only evident abnormality is low vitamin D levels, which need to be improved. They do have a role in maintaining a healthy ovulation, follicular growth and also a healthy bone mass m...  Read Full »

What can cause shivering during the day and weight loss?

Query: I have fever very high which was not going I have taken overdose of tynel, advil. Now the fever is gone after taking medication. But now I feel shivering and having a feel like I am having fever but after I check there is no fever .my body weight is going down and I feel shiverings a lot during day ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nancy Wespetal

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Sir, I am a family doctor from Icliniq and will try to answer your questions. It seems to me that you have two. The first concerns your use of Tylenol and Advil. You may not have meant to say overdose. If however, you have taken more than 800 mg of Ibuprofen or 1000 mg of Tylenol, those are ...  Read Full »

Me and my son has bright green stools for the past few days. What is the problem?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two and a half months, my son 2 years old has had total bright green poop. Sometimes pasty. He is in daycare. For the past two months, I have also started to have total bright green stool inside and out with bright green mucus. 80% of the time without eating anything gre...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very much concerned with all the problems you are facing. As both of you have the same problem and at the same time you are losing weight and also developing some vitamin deficiencies due to which you are feeling exhausted and having problems with your memory. Y...  Read Full »

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