Yoga

Yoga is an ancient Indian science that involves various mental, physical, and spiritual practices and disciplines. It has gained prominence in the medical field because of its numerous psychological and physical benefits. It includes many asanas, pranayama, and meditation.

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I weigh about 75 kg with a height of 5 feet 2 inches. Will yoga help in weight reduction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. My height is 5' 2" and weighs about 75 kg. What are the yoga I could do to reduce weight? How many days a week and for how many hours shall I practice yoga?  Read Full »


Dr. Vinod Kumar

Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your height and weight, your BMI (body mass index) comes out to 30.24 which is considered to be a clear case of obesity for Asian population according to the latest guidelines. If you are really willing to lose weight, then you just need to understand t...  Read Full »

I feel muscle tightness in both feet while sleeping. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. For the past two years, I am suffering from muscle pain near ankle and also have muscle tightness in both feet while sleeping. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problems could be due to arthritis of ankle joint or due to bone weakness. I recommend you to get the following tests done and revert back with reports. C-reactive protein (CRP), serum uric acid, serum vitamin D3 levels and rheumatoid arthritis (RA factor). ...  Read Full »

How are BPD, depression, and anxiety treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently seeking help and I do not know how to go about it. I am a 17 year old ex-mental patient. I stayed in rehabilitation center multiple times and due to it causing health problems. I have been off all medicines for the past three months. It went out of hand now with my paran...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

General Practitioner, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see that you are facing many issues at the moment. It must be very difficult for you to deal with all these at once and you are still holding on bravely. It is certainly very courageous of you. As you are seeing and hearing things and you have mentioned that you are ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel abandoned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety for years now and I got with my boyfriend seven months ago. I have never been so happy, I love him more than anything and we have plans for the future together. But, I would worry every day about him leaving me or finding someone better which I know is stupid ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

General Practitioner, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I read through your question, I find that the worry of being abandoned by your boyfriend is apparent in your thoughts. It may be normal to feel this way to a certain extent. However, this feeling is accompanied by emotional blunting towards him and your family. ...  Read Full »

Will anxiety likely to cause changes in blood report values?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. My main problem in life seems to be way too much anxiety. That is the main reason I went to the doctor to get a blood test. I got my blood and urine tests reports and these are the things that I think should be noted. Good LDL cholesterol: 106 mg/dl (should...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, your reports are all normal except for some infection in the urine. For that, I advise a test called urine culture sensitivity and revert back with the report. Your triglyceride is slightly low. That does not mean anything. It does not mean you have a ...  Read Full »

How can height be increased in an 18-year-old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, boy, and I am 5 feet 1 inch tall. I feel like I am not growing after 14 years. What is the cure to increase my height? I am not on any medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many factors that allows to stop the height growth like genetic or family history- If your parents are shorter in height then it is less likely that you grow taller than certain height. Also, if there is some genetic issue with your body then that does not al...  Read Full »

Can I take Levocetirizine daily?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from allergy. I used to have runny nose, cough, difficulty in breathing when allergy increases and also occasional watery itchy eyes. I am not able to eat curd, citrus fruits and I cannot live in cold weather. Usually the allergy will start with sneezing, runny nose and the...  Read Full »


Dr. Neeru Bharadwaj

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have seasonal allergies may be due to dust, pollens, pets, etc. So, the best solution is to first find out the cause of allergy and to take preventive measures. Cetirizine can be taken but only for short durations. Gradually stop Cetirizine. You can...  Read Full »

Is it normal to masturbate to amusing stories?

Query: Hi doctor, When I was little, I sometimes masturbated to amusing stories I heard like a thief being caught and tickled by kids. I do not do that now. However, I remember that. I just want to be a normal guy. Does this mean I am not normal? Did that turn me into an abnormal guy? Any reassurance would...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

General Practitioner, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We humans have all sorts of fantasies which can lead us to be either emotionally or sexually excited. During childhood we may have developed obsessions with certain things or scenarios. They can seem unusual or abnormal to us when we grow up. Your fascination with sto...  Read Full »

Is 12 week HIV test conclusive?

Query: Hi doctor, Six months ago, I had a very brief unprotected sex with a community sex worker (CSW). I did a fourth generation Combo test on 48th day and 86th day. It was negative in both the cases and it covers the 12 weeks window period. Should I consider this conclusive? I read in some forums that ra...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The antibody tests after 12 weeks post exposure is conclusive, provided there is no further risk exposure. You can allay fears of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). There is no further need for HIV tests. I can make out your anxiety. There is nothing to worry if your an...  Read Full »

Please quote some benefits of doing regular yoga.

Query: Hello doctor, What are the benefits of doing regular yoga? Ideally would like the quotes to focus on mental health and physical health.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yoga is very popular nowadays to maintain physical and mental health. Yoga means addiction. It is an addiction to different body organs in such a way it helps to remove the attention of mind from their subjects and concentrate on the particular points. Yoga is not ...  Read Full »

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