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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Would you suggest the treatment to get conceived ?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an ectopic pregnancy last year and the left fallopian tube has been removed. I have PCOS, but my periods are regular. The doctor did an HSG and a follicular study last month. My report says 'the uterus is anteverted, measures 6.0 by 3.2 by 4.1 cm. The right ovary measures 4.4 by 2.6...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to worry if the tubes are patent. Try for six months. Since you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) it can take a while to conceive. Try losing weight and exercise daily. It improves ovulation. If there is no conception even after six months, plan...  Read Full »

What can I do to lose my body weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I eat healthy, I workout, but I am not able to lose weight. I am really worried about my health. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap Kumar. M. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want you to understand how metabolism plays an important role in weight gain or weight reduction. An increased metabolism will lead to more energy burning which will help you to reduce weight. How to increase metabolism? As soon as you wake up, drink a glass of...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Pregnancy tests are negative, but am still having pregnancy symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female, who started taking birth control pills eight months back, but I only took it for a week and stopped taking them. In that same week, I had unprotected sex with my fiance, and I had my periods the next day. The next month I got my periods two weeks earlier, and I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I see two problems in your history. Let me tell you the reason and solution. Birth control pills come in a pack of 21 or 21 active plus seven dummy pills, or the single dose of an emergency contraceptive pill. Whichever you take, will suppres...  Read Full »

Can smoking cause clubbed nails?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, who weighs 195 lbs and I am 5.10 feet tall. All of my fingers are clubbed. My nails have become wide and thick giving them an abnormal round appearance. The skin above my cuticles is slightly raised and red. My nails do not extend straight out, but they curve d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your nails and fingers, and it is in fact clubbing. The cause is smoking-induced lung damage and bronchiectasis. Regarding the reversibility, we cannot be sure at this moment, as it will d...  Read Full »

I have not had D and C after my miscarriage. Will this affect my future pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a miscarriage a month back, and since then, I have not been able to get pregnant since. Do you think I need to schedule a checkup with my primary doctor since I did not have a D and C?  Read Full »


Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, D and C (dilation and curettage) are not a must to get you pregnant. I believe that you are getting periods regularly after the miscarriage. So about the above findings, I would like to suggest you a few things: 1. Keep a planned relationship between...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine, which can cure erection problems and low libido.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male, who has schizophrenia and depression from the last 12 years. My current problem is low libido and erection-related issues. I do not wish to take any medicine like Viagra or other similar medicines. Please suggest a medicine which can cure my problem. I also need...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, there are following things which are responsible for decreased libido and erection problem: Obesity. Diabetes. High blood pressure and medications. Low testosterone level. I sugg...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some medicine to reduce my weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female and I am breastfeeding my 8-month-old baby. My periods have got delayed and I have increased my weight to 80 kg. I am unable to lose fat despite proper diet. Can you suggest some medicine to reduce my weight? I am on Deviry 10 mg. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prabha Ranjan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Medicine to reduce weight is never recommended, especially if you are breastfeeding, until and unless the weight is causing problems with maintaining good health. I suggest you to follow: 1) Diet and exercise are best. 2) Fresh fruits, nutritious diet, sprouts are ...  Read Full »

How to treat my mother's swollen feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about my mom's peripheral blood smear test. She is 62 years old and is diabetic. The report says she has normocytic normochromic anemia with neutrophilic leukocytosis. Her neutrophils are 85 %, lymphocytes are 14 %, eosinophils are 1 %, and neutrophils show coarse toxic ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In your mom's case, considering that she is a diabetic patient with swelling in both her feet (also known as edema), a few things come to my mind. She could be having some skin infection in the...  Read Full »

Why does my 21-year-old cousin feels breathless after climbing the stairs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 21 year old cousin, who is 181 cm tall and weighs 120 kg. He has slight breathlessness when he climbs stairs. He does not have any other health complaints and does regular health checkup. Please take a look at the attached test reports and kindly let us know what has to be done...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through his reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found the following issues worth mentioning. As his weight is 120 kgs, his BMI (body mass index) is around 37, which comes to severe obesity. In the lipid profile, his HDL (high-density ...  Read Full »

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