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 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-diabetes or minor diabetes. 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 »

Why can I not gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60 year old male. My height is 5.9 feet and my weight 150 lbs. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago at 140 lbs weight. I went on with Metformin 2 x 1000 mg per day. It worked well for a while, but not good enough. Then I opted Insulin and gained some weight of about 4 lbs...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most important point to remember is that diabetes is a well known cause of weight loss .I would also suggest to obtain age appropriate cancer screening, which would be a prostate exam plus PSA (prostate specific antigen) and colonoscopy in your case. I want to hig...  Read Full »

What is the reason for nausea and loss of appetite?

Query: Hi doctor,My husband has been feeling very unwell. He is having nausea and dry retching in the morning, loss of appetite, weight loss, and muscle loss. His blood work shows elevated ferritin of 537 and low sodium of 132.He has had a normal colonoscopy, endoscopy, abdominal ultrasound, and CT scan. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Increased serum ferritin (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is usually a sign of chronic inflammation. Here the symptoms of nausea, loss of appetite and morning symptoms indicate possible gastric cause. Chro...  Read Full »

Why am I losing weight and always feel hungry?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 63 years old. My height is 6 feet, and I weigh 165 lbs. Overall I have maintained good health with stable CAD, chronic sinusitis and very fit. My recent stress echo shows excellent exercise tolerance and no blood flow blockage in coronary arteries. I have been taking these medications...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity) my opinion is as follows: Based on your reports, there is no abnormality. No signs of any lymphoma or leukemia. Weight loss of 4 lbs over three months is normal. Dehydration can ...  Read Full »

I have suddenly lost adipose tissue, and I suffer from anemia along with EBV infection. Can blood donation in such a situation cause sudden weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, On my SPEP, there is a slightly raised total protein, 83 (66 to 81), and immunoglobulins show raised IGA level of 4.74. Electrophoresis shows beta globulins are a bit elevated at 11.5 (6 to 9.4), and gamma globulins at 13.8 (8 to 13.5). I have suddenly lost adipose tissue. Can blood do...  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Based on the information you provided, there are a few possible explanations for your symptoms and test results. The elevated total protein and gamma globulin levels, along with the slightly elevated beta globul...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine the level of your frustration regarding your weight. Yes, it is nearly impossible to keep a reduced weight and maintain a 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 o...  Read Full »

My baby has a fever, runny nose, weight loss, coated tongue, and loss of appetite. Could you please look into the blood report and explain?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby has a fever, runny nose, weight loss, coated tongue, and loss of appetite. Her WBC is 19000 per microliter, platelets are 3.25 lakh per microliter, RBC is 4.23/L, and hemoglobin is 7 gm/dL. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I suggest anything, there is one thing you mentioned, the age of your baby is 4 years and the weight is 7.26 kg. Please re-confirm these numbers. If these are correct then it is something to worry about and needs complete evaluation as early as possible. For run...  Read Full »

Is it normal to hear knee clicking in 6-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 6-years-old. His height is 1.5 feet, and his weight is 44 lbs. He is becoming thin for the last two years despite eating well. Over the previous six months, he has had clicking sounds from his knees during any knee movement. I have seen such knee clicks in people above 60 years ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your questions in detail. The first thing that you are concerned about is the clicking sound at the knee joint. Clicking sound usually comes from the air bubbles in the joint. The clicking sound is usually normal, but if there is pain during joint movement, sw...  Read Full »

How does skin removal surgery work exactly?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a question about plastic surgery to remove excess skin. About six months back I got sleeve gastrectomy and lost over 100 lbs. I was 372 lbs, now I am 257 lbs. I have a lot of excess skin around my abdominal area. Now I have seen stories about getting skin removal and also losing mor...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. That is a really good change you have got after the surgery. Definitely, you can go for the excess skin removal surgeries, which includes tummy tuck, brachioplasty, thigh lift, butt lift and mastopexy to get the skin in good shape. But we do recommend that the weight...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from weight loss problems and depression. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is suffering from weight loss problems and depression. Why so?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Your son is having depression problems. The medicines used to treat depression might have caused him to gain weight, along with a sedentary lifestyle with no physical activity. I advise psychotherapy for him. Che...  Read Full »

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