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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Why is there a loss of 5 kg weight in one year?

Query: Hi doctor, I have lost 5 kg in one year. I also have hair loss. I do not know the problem behind it. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having a weight loss of five kilograms in one year. It can be due to anxiety, over-exercise, and due to less food intake than a requirement. You can rule out such common cause if it is present. If this is not the issue, then investigate with serum TSH (thyroid s...  Read Full »

Due to SIBO, I have lost weight after taking probiotics. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am ongoing with SIBO symptoms. I have a lengthy inquiry. I have to tell an interesting array of happening that happened from fifteen years. I thought the problem was a urinary tract infection and used a hot tub before diagnosing the problem. After a week, I started to have occasional s...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking probiotics may not cause weight gain and it promotes weight loss. Intake of sugar can lead to weight gain. In SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), the sugar is utilized by the candida in the bowel and it releases inflammatory mediators. It enters into th...  Read Full »

Are weight loss and loss of appetite common in older persons?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 80 years old. He has lost around 5 to 6 kg of weight for the last six months. Now he is weighing about 44 kg. He has a weakness for the past six months. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reason for such weakness and weight loss can be due to long standing infection in the body such as respiratory tract infection or hepatitis. How old is your dad and what is his body weight? How many kg he has lost and in how many months? Since when he has weakne...  Read Full »

Will workout help in weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 13-year-old female. I am overweight (65 kg for 164 cm). I feel guilty about eating, but I still eat because of my hunger. I want to lose weight, especially on the thighs, arms, breasts, and stomach. I do not know what the best way to lose weight is. What workouts will work? I a...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I studied your problem and understood your concerns. I know that overweight is due to an energy imbalance. When you eat more calories compared to what you spend in physical activity, the excess calories get converted to fat and get stored in the body and result in ov...  Read Full »

Is Xanax safe to take for anxiety disorder with weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I spent a month with anxiety disorders, and with Xanax treatment, I lost 2 kg in a month without a diet. Is it normal? The treatment with Xanax is six days so far, and I have to do it for 15 days. I have no other symptoms.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from anxiety disorders. For many people, anxiety or stress can have a direct effect on weight. It may cause weight loss or weight gain. It can vary from person to person or situation to...  Read Full »

How to lose weight with PCOD and hypothyroidism?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old, and I am 160 cm in height. I have PCOD and hypothyroid condition, which was diagnosed last year. I was 85 kg last year, and then due to some lifestyle modification and regular walk and exercise, I lost approximately 15 kg in six months. Now I am 71.8 kg. I have trie...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you are in a difficult position. You say you are hypothyroid. Do you take any medicines for the same? Hypothyroidism can be one of the major factors which are causing you the inability to lose weight. It is a very easily treatable condition a...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my IBS-D?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female suffering from bowel changes for the past four years. My physician then said that the symptoms are probably like IBS-D passage of loose or unformed stool that used to happen twice or thrice in a year for around one to three weeks every time. Nowadays, this bow...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. I want to explain to you what it could be and how to approach it. For diagnosis of IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea predominant), the patient will have abdominal pain, which changes in intensity ...  Read Full »

Will mere symptoms like frequent urination, weight loss, blurred vision, etc., confirm diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I had a few symptoms of diabetes at an early age (10-12 years old). I often urinate and feel excessive thirst. Now I am in a job. When I was on board at ship, sometimes I cannot get enough rest and sometimes no proper sleep. I also have a family history of diabetes....  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Ingle Karandikar

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports enclosed by you are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Presently, you do not have diabetes. The symptoms you are experiencing can be due to your travel history. Try to avoid drinking water after 9 PM. Drink three liters of w...  Read Full »

Why does my liver elastogram show a large mass?

Query: Hi doctor, My liver elastogram has revealed a large mass of 19.8 to 10 cm, with increased reflectivity in the liver's right lobe, also confirmed in the CT scan. Though presently do not have any symptoms, but worried about feeling weak and having weight loss. I was diagnosed with fatty liver five ye...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I can completely understand your anxiety and worry. And to be very honest, I cannot tell the next best treatment approach to this liver mass unless we confirm it with the biopsy of the mass and fully understand what we are dealing with. The treatment can then b...  Read Full »

What to do for unintentional weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, of height 152 cm and weight of 36 kg. Why am I losing weight? I am getting thin and losing fat and muscle day by day for the past six years. Now I have lost so much weight and developed malnutrition, anemia and became so skinny that all my clothes do not fit me...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is not easy to make a diagnosis out of this information at the moment. Since there are various causes within the abdomen and outside of the stomach for weight loss. Namely, Celiac disease (sprue). Whipple disease. Others within the abdomen. A systemic...  Read Full »

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