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 did not get my regular period after losing weight. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on a diet and I lost a lot of weight. I used to be 57 kg and later I was only 38 kg. I lost my period and I went to the hospital and they asked me to gain weight. Now I am 42 kg and still, I did not get my period back.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Now you have two factors that do not allow your periods. As you said, any sudden reduction of weight or even a sudden increase in weight can affect the control of the brain on these hormones which in turn control your ovulation. You are still a young lady in early ado...  Read Full »

I have chest cold with weight loss, nausea, and dry heaves. Is it multiple myeloma?

Query: Hi doctor, My symptoms include a chest cold for approximately one month, 12 pound weight loss, nausea, dry heaves. Excessive bowel movements. Shortness of breath. Muscle aches. Left side rib pain. Fatigue. I had normal labs except mildly elevated alkaline phosphate. My doctor is now running a ALP i...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing your complaints and your blood investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can draw the following conclusions: 1. It is highly unlikely that you have multiple myeloma, as your globulins (in blood report) are normal. Though it is a...  Read Full »

Why do I have weight loss, memory problems, and body pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female. My issues are weight loss, memory loss and body pain. I had medication for depression before two years. My vitamin D3 level is 34. Currently I am taking Ashwagandhadi, Liv-on and Amlapitta.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D3 levels should be between 20 to 50 ng/mL. A level of 34 ng/mL vitamin D is normal and is ruling out vitamin D deficiency. If the weight loss is of short duration, it may be due to thyroiditis or some acute infection. If the weight loss is of longer duration, i...  Read Full »

Is sudden weight loss apparent in abdominal tuberculosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had a sudden weight loss. CT abdomen was done. It shows likely TB etiology and few cortical cysts in the bilateral kidney. The previous infection was found in the urine culture report.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weight loss can definitely be explained by TB (tuberculosis) abdomen but before starting TB medicines it requires confirmation of TB for which you may require a biopsy test. If you can kindly upload the CT (computed tomography) abdomen report I can tell you which par...  Read Full »

What is the role of hydration in weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the role of water intake in weight loss? Do dieters tend to overlook one of the easiest weight-loss techniques i.e. drinking enough water? What is the role of hydration in weight loss? Is taking eight glasses of water necessary and suggest a way to help the people to adopt sma...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hydration is important as the body is made of 60-70 % of water. Intracellular hydration is very important and it is often ignored. It can lead to cell death and takes longer recovery times in long term injuries of tendons and ligaments. Drink enough water to keep you...  Read Full »

Why is bilirubin level 1.4 for three months?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, I started feeling feverish, but thermometer readings were normal. I went to a doctor and he ran a series of tests. Everything came out fine, except mild hepatomegaly and elevated conjugated bilirubin. My bilirubin is elevated consistently for the past three months (tota...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your laboratory reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). All values are excellent, except total bilirubin which is at upper normal level which could be due to fatty liver. I would suggest you to avoid fatty and spicy foods as well ...  Read Full »

Why is there no weight gain in a TB patient even after taking drugs for more than a month?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is diagnosed with TB of lungs and the infection spreads to the stomach. He suffered from ascites as well, but the ascites got cured after antibiotic treatment. He is been on TB drugs from the last one month and 20 days but he is not gaining weight. He lost a lot of weight i...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. TB (Tuberculosis) is a chronic disease. He would have had TB for many years but diagnosed recently. So, TB would have caused damage to the body for a long time and that is the reason for his weight loss. Weight gain will be slow and gradual only. But what baffles m...  Read Full »

Why am I always hungry and thirsty?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and my weight is 160. For the past month, I have been experiencing weight loss, increased hunger, increased thirst, and frequently need to go to the bathroom to pee out large amounts. My skin has become dry. I have also lost...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. All of these symptoms, along with weight loss and dry skin point to diabetes. Polyphagia refers to excessive hunger or increased appetite. Polydipsia refers to increased thirst. Polyuria refers to increased urination. .I suggest you screen yourself for blood sug...  Read Full »

What are the disadvantages of drinking honey with hot water?

Query: Hello doctor, Every morning I used to take hot water with honey and lemon. Can it have any side effects if I keep taking it for so long? Does it help to reduce body weight?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query on this platform. No, it will not have any side effects. Neither will it reduce your body weight but, it will help to detoxify your body. If you have to lose weight then you should decrease calorie intake in your diet and...  Read Full »

I have painful bowel movement with weight loss. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick for a month, lost weight, cannot eat, no energy. Left side is killing me when I have bowel movement. Yesterday, it looked like spiders, I am serious. I have no energy to get out of bed. Can you help me, please?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mean you have noticed weight loss because you have lack of appetite. You cannot concentrate, you are feeling weak, cannot even get out of your bed. Your left side of body pains when you defecate, your abdomen pains. You have been having lose stool. If I got you right ...  Read Full »

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