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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Please suggest lifestyle modifications to control BP.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 58 years old. She has high BP problem since last six years. She is taking Amlong-A tablet daily from then and everything was fine. For the last two months, she has been diagnosed with high BP three to four times. We went through all blood and urine tests. Once a few pus cell...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Maroti Celerio Mandurke

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you check her kidney for creatinine? Is it high? What is her weight? Yes, blood pressure treatment is not a one day job. For her age, I will target blood pressure around 140/90 mmHg. Occasionally, 150 mmHg of blood pressure is fine. Control of weight gai...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 for past 3 months. Kindly do a thyroid function test to check if levels are in normal range. Also, you are a...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. A...  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 Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can weight be reduced by going to the gym?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. My weight is 100 kg and height is 5'5". My current medications are as follows. Atorvastatin 10 mg on alternate days for hyperlipidemia, Allopurinol 100 mg three times a day for hyperuricemia and LABA plus steroid inhaler for asthma. Today, my BP is 139/98 mmHg o...  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are overweight. You have to reduce your weight to around 65 kg to live a healthy life. Your lipid status and blood pressure may become normal, once you shed those extra kilos. Going to the gym is a good initiative and I suggest you not to lift weights until you become...  Read Full »

Please guide on calorie intake to reduce around 100 pounds of weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male who has spent the last three years severely overweight. I had a sports injury and I packed on a lot of weight afterward. In total around 100 pounds. I felt fairly healthy at 6'1 280 pounds I was playing collegiate rugby. I decided to make a change in the last...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, yes gradual loss of weight is always advisable for your health. It will be difficult but needs patience over time. You can continue with the amount of items taking but do jot skip any meal. Always have a natural source of multivitamins like fresh fruits or vege...  Read Full »

Why do I get periods only with medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old girl. I am suffering from irregular periods for the last two years. With medication period occurs, but the problem persists when the medicine is discontinued. I had my last periods two months back. Tests done for TSH and pelvic ultrasound done. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is an association of irregular cycle with cystic ovaries as seen by ultrasonography of the abdomen (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is, I suppose, a polycystic ovarian syndrome, for which you are suffering from irregular and absent menstruati...  Read Full »

How is male breast enlargement treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am overweight for my age. I am wondering whether you could help me out. I also feel that I have male breast enlargement. I just wanted to check what I can do further.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For weight loss the most important thing is to determine the calories you are taking in a day. Cut down by 500 calories a day, which may very well be a bottle of soda or a half muffin and bag of chips. This will allow you to lose about 1-1/2 lbs a week. If you add an ...  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 som...  Read Full »


Dr. Philile Donna Bongekile Hlengwa

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 reca...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy after taking Ibuprofen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18 year old female, and I weigh 135 lbs and 5.4 feet tall. I take birth control pills every night, along with two 500 mcg Biotin and two 500 mg cranberry pills. Tonight, I had a headache, so I accidentally took two 800 mg Ibuprofen tablets without thinking about it. I feel extremel...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You do not need to worry about any of these symptoms. Let me explain. Biotin and Cranberry are health supplements, they do not affect the body adversely. Birth control pills, regularize the hormonal status in the body. So, they have no effect too. But f...  Read Full »

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