Overweight

People with body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more are said to be overweight. Generally, a person becomes overweight by consuming more calories and leading a sedentary life. The other reasons include depression, hormonal imbalance, eating disorder, alcoholism, stress, and genetic predisposition.

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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old male. My weight is 80 kg  and I am trying to lose some of it. My height is 5'9". I was hospitalized with sudden and severe onset of diabetes in 31. I am taking Insulin to control it. I also take Enalapril for high blood pressure. In most of my life, I have been ove...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are still in young age group with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Insulin is the best therapy for diabetes. You can consult your physician for any oral tablets (alternate to Insulin injection), as it is the lifelong treatment. If you have high blood glucose, then...  Read Full »

Can stress disturb a person's sleep cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I cannot sleep at night. When I sleep, I cannot get up for nine to ten hours. When I cannot sleep, I usually keep using my laptop. I am overweight. I have a weight of 94 kilograms. I do not know the cause. Can I have this issue due to stress?   Read Full »


Arooj Maqsood Ahmed Warraieh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are facing sleep disturbance due to unavoidable sleep patterns. You have this issue due to changed work schedules. Stress plays a key role. When a thought process is going on, our mind finds it difficult to shut down. Regarding weight, it ...  Read Full »

My wife has gained weight after pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 20 years old. Her weight is 59.5 kg and height is 4'9". Our baby is 15 months. His diet includes breastfeeding and solid food. My wife has post pregnancy overweight, especially in belly, buttocks and thighs. She eats a lot, but feels tired, exhausted and sleepy.  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you should do proper diagnosis of your wife. This problem may be due to stress, hyperthyroid and vitamin D deficiency. Proper diet with exercise help your wife to make her body reshape if the above tests are normal. You did not mention the type of delivery. Is ...  Read Full »

What causes a lump at the back of my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore shoulder and neck. In the back of my neck, I feel a lump. I can feel it when I bend my neck forward and on my left side. I also get some burning sensation in my neck. Please help.  Read Full »


Zubair Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you described as a lump is C7 vertebrae. It is normally more visible than other vertebrae. It is appearing for you as a lump either because you are overweight or you have forward head posture or both. For burning sensation, pain and sore shoulders apply ice pack till...  Read Full »

How to reduce weight in case of overweight with umbilical hernia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old with a weight of 63 kg, and my height is 153 cm. I am feeling overweight. My stomach is big, and I am having an umbilical hernia. How to reduce my weight.  Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nowadays this problem is very common, my advice is to try to go for proper diet planning and increase energy expenditure as there will be an imbalance between food intake and exercise. So there is a need to do more exercise and control over your food. You must foll...  Read Full »

How To Lower Cholesterol On A Paleo Diet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am 91 kg, and my height is 5 feet and 2 inches. My cholesterol levels are high, and I am over weight. I have hypertension, and I am taking tablets for cholesterol. I need a Paleo diet chart. Please help me. I am attaching my recent reports.  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and saw a marked elevation of cholesterol levels with low vitamin D levels. So, it is very much necessary to take up a strict diet so that you get all your vitals to a near normal range. Firs...  Read Full »

Please suggest a diet chart to reduce weight and improve fertility.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 24 years old and her height is 4'10" and weight is 61 kg. She is a bit overweight and also has PCOD problem. We got married 2 years back and she cannot get pregnant. Please send the diet chart to reduce her weight. What are all the foods that she can take to improve ferti...  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. From your information, I got to know that she is obese. She needs to reduce approximately 6 kg. It is too much weight for her height but no worry she can reduce it by diet and some exercises. She needs very low calorie diet of about 1200...  Read Full »

What are the measures to reduce weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to lose my weight which is 98.5 kg right now and my height is 5 feet and 8 inches. So kindly advice me a proper diet plan.  Read Full »


Dr. Tharaka Dushyan Thanthriarachchi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Problem list: 1. Your body mass index is 33.27 kg/m2; that means obesity type 1. 2. Infertility (vague description: How long? The type? What investigations were carried out so far? Reports of your husband? On what fertility treatment you are currently on?). 3. On medic...  Read Full »

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