A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, adequate protein dietary therapy that aims to utilize ketones (body fat converted in the liver) as energy fuels rather than relying on glucose from carbohydrates. It is recommended for uncontrolled epilepsy and may help with weight loss. However, it should be avoided in people with type 1 diabetes, kidney disease, preexisting liver or pancreatic conditions, pregnancy, and someone who had gallbladder removal.
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Query: Hello doctor,I am a 50-year-old male. I am a diabetic and hypertensive patient. I am taking medications regularly. Is it good to take a ketogenic diet? I would like to know the advantages and disadvantages of taking a ketogenic diet.Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com You need to take high fiber low fat along with adequate proteins instead of the ketogenic diet. The keto diet is a high-fat low carbs diet. The ketogenic diet is not safe for everyone. If you face symptoms of vomiting, nausea, or headaches in the initial weeks of follow... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old woman. Can I follow a ketogenic diet? I have a three-year-old kid, and after undergoing a C-section, I have gained more weight. However, I have a few questions, 1. Will the keto diet help me lose weight? 2. Can women follow this diet? 3. Is it truly effective? 4. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. After three years since your C-section and without any medical conditions, it is safe to opt for a healthy balanced diet. Along with exercise and stress management, this can be considered a lifestyle modification appr... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female who is considering starting a ketogenic diet in a week. I would like to understand the potential benefits and drawbacks of this diet. I currently take medications for diabetes and hypertension, so I am curious to know if the ketogenic diet is suitable for indi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. For individuals with diabetes and hypertension, it is important to make healthy food choices and ensure you are reaching the required calorie count. While ketogenic diets can be beneficial, it is recommended to follow... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female who is 5 feet tall and weighs 139 pounds(lb). I want to begin by working out at a neighboring gym, and my trainer advised me to begin a ketogenic diet as well. Hence, I want to lose weight through exercise. In order to ensure every one of my muscles is engage... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest you need to take high fiber, and low fat followed by a detox diet which is a balanced diet instead of a ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat low carbohydrate diet that is not for the long term... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 23-year-old and have been on a ketogenic diet for the past three months. I have also lost around 17 lbs. How long should I follow the ketogenic diet? My target is to lose 33 lbs. After reaching the target, if I stop following the diet, will I gain weight again, or will I remain th... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I want to reduce my weight, and I am doing calisthenics exercises. However, I am confused between the ketogenic and the paleo diet. What diet should I follow to achieve the best results? I weigh 187 lbs now, but my weight was 194 lbs a month ago. My height is 5.4 feet. I do not have an... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not follow any particular diet and eat the food you have been eating since childhood. Variations can be made in the diet, but weight management is not a one-time task. It is a thing that you need to maintain always, so I suggest you do sustainable things. I ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 25 years old and lost almost 22 kilograms on a ketogenic diet in two months. Is it normal to lose this much weight in just two months? Can weight loss be due to any other illnesses which go undermined? Even if we stop ketogenic diet then, will he be able to maintain his curr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for asking the question. See, I have seen many people reduce weight, but it should be gradual; sudden weight loss can indicate systemic illness. Five kilogram per month is the average speed of reducing weight. Even if you stop taking a ketogenic diet, you can ma... Read Full »