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Weight Reduction

Weight reduction in individuals who are overweight or obese may reduce the risk of heart problems and diabetes, and increase the fitness level. Safe weight reduction takes time and effort, but with proper lifestyle changes, physical activity, and by including adequate nutrition, you can reduce and maintain your weight for a longer time.

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I am a 24-year-old and weigh 88 kgs. Kindly guide me on how shall I lose extra pounds?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old weight around 194 lbs, and height 5 feet 8 inches. I am regularly hitting gym but unable to see any effect which can motivate me. I am looking forward to have some fat burner so I can achieve my goal. I just want to know weather it will be safe to do so while doing t...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Basics of exercise to lose weight are as follows: Burn more calories than you eat. Check on if you eating more than you burn during the work out. Keep a record of all you eat including sugary drinks, chocolate, alcohol. Ho...  Read Full »

I have hypothyroidism. I want to reduce weight. Please advise me the diet and exercises.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have hypothyroidism and I am on medicines for it. Also hysterectomy was done 3 years back. I want to reduce my weight now. Please advise appropriate diet and exercise for me. Age - 52 years/ female.Weight - 75kgs, height - 5'4".  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your weight gain may be partially due to hypothyroidism.You may start with brisk walking for 20 minutes daily and gradually increase it to 45 minutes daily. Please do not lift heavy weights at this age. This may cause more harm than benefit. Try oats, muesli, brown ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have brownish discharge in an 11-year-old girl before puberty?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 11 years old, and she has brown discharge for three days. Today is the fourth day. Please advise if this is a period or a sign of a period. Should I consider this as a period and start the counting cycle? If this is not a period, then when can we expect the actual period...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I would like to advise you to calm down and relax a bit. I know it concerns you and also distressing for her. I will try my best to clear your doubts. If she has not started her menses yet, most likely, she is going to start her periods soon. Labeling t...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and thyroid. What are the ways to reduce weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have thyroid and PCOD. I am using 75 mcg for thyroid since 3 months and prior to that it was 50 mcg and for PCOD, I am taking Metformin 500 mg everyday. But I do not seem to be reducing weight. Please help me reduce weight.  Read Full »

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Palanisamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the details submitted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your BMI is on the higher side. You have been on tablet Eltroxin 75 mcg (Thyroxine) for past 3 months. Kindly do a thyroid function test to check if levels are in normal range. Als...  Read Full »

Is white discharge a sign of upcoming periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I am almost three months late for my period and do not know what to do. I read some articles and found out that weight loss triggers periods and I have lost around 50 pounds in the last year, bringing my weight down to 122 pounds. I am super scared about my periods. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, excess weight does cause a hormonal disturbance that can lead to delayed periods. But there can be other hormonal changes like thyroid and prolactin that need to be evaluated to look for the cause of the delayed periods. Sometimes stress also can cause a delay,...  Read Full »

Why am I missing periods after gaining weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I missed my last month period. I have done all the tests, and I am not pregnant. I do not have any problem, but I gained weight in the past months. In the last six months, I am getting a period once in two months. I started facing this problem only after gaining weight. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I must say, you are a very conscious girl. It is not very late to combat this problem. You have the answer to your question that is weight gain. Obesity tends to gradually cause an issue of the polycystic ovarian syndrome, which at your age is more resilient. It may rev...  Read Full »

I have constant nauseous feeling with grade 2 fatty liver. Is it worrisome?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with fatty liver grade 2 before two years, prior to that I had a cough for almost two years and felt nauseated. I felt like vomiting for four months, that is when I got worried and consulted a doctor. I also suffer from severe anxiety and that has led to binge eating di...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have calculated your ideal body weight which is 66.5 kg. However, your weight at the moment is not way beyond limits. If you just do what you were doing already such as low caloric intake and regular exercise that is more than anything. Your doctor gave you vitami...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to avoid both saturated and unsaturated fats in NAFLD patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is suffering from NAFLD. Is she supposed to avoid both saturated fats and unsaturated fats? Can she eat nuts like cashew and groundnut?  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dear, she may take unsaturated fats like omega-3 fatty acids or fish oils or cod liver oil, etc. Avoid spicy food and saturated fats. Vitamin E and Vitamin C are useful to reduce fat in the liver. Use tablet Pantoprazole before breakfast for one week in case of acidi...  Read Full »

Is it safe for me to try an L-carnitine for losing weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. My weight is 185 lbs. I am unable to lose fat despite a proper diet and exercise. Can I use an L-carnitine supplement?   Read Full »

Dr. Rathee Rahul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, I am sorry to inform you that it is a myth that L-carnitine reduces weight by burning fat. I know that you can easily find thousands of websites on the internet that claim that consuming their energy drinks and supplements containing L-carnitine will burn out exce...  Read Full »

Will Duromine be effective in weight reduction?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling a lot with my weight for the last two years. I consulted a dietician a few months ago, I have been on a balanced, calorie-controlled diet and I have also joined the gym. I am on a quest for a healthy balanced lifestyle. However, I am really struggling to get some...  Read Full »

Dr. Philile Donna Hlengwa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that you have struggled so much with losing weight and have started to feel depressed from it. I must, however, commend you on the great work you have done so far, trying to take control of your health and owning a more balanced future. I have recalc...  Read Full »

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