Rapid Weight Loss

Rapid weight loss or losing weight without trying occurs due to some underlying medical conditions. There is a loss of 5% of weight within six to twelve months, along with other symptoms. Unexpected weight loss can occur due to muscle wasting, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, endocarditis, cancer, Addison's disease, cancer, and congestive heart failure.

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Does Orlistat help in losing weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am an unmarried 23-year-old female. My height and weight are 5 feet 6 inches and 231 lbs, respectively. Till now, I do not have any medical issues. Since childhood, I am a bit fat. So I would like to know, is there any tablet that can help me lose weight along with my diet? I heard that ...  Read Full »

Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case in detail. 1. First of all, Orlistat (Xenical) is a drug that may be useful for you. But, initially, I would recommend you go under natural treatment, better to say meal planning or a proper diet chart. 2. Pills have a lot of side effects, ...  Read Full »

I joined a gym to lose weight, but I am not satisfied with my weight reduction rate. Can I use protein supplements to lose weight faster?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. My height is 172 centimeters, and my weight is 89 kgs. I wanted to lose weight, so I joined a gym near my house, but I lost only 1.2 kgs. I am not satisfied with the weight reduction rate, so I thought of taking protein supplements. Please suggest something.  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes the weight remains the same, but the body becomes toned. I suggest you eat homecooked food, exercise regularly, and take whey protein supplements.  Read Full »

My brother lost 22 kg on the ketogenic diet in two months. Is this normal?

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 »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

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 »

I am a 32-year-old male. Will dieting or cardio help me lose weight in a year?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. My height is 157 cms and weight is 85 kgs. I am planning to enroll myself in a weight loss program, but I am confused about which one to choose. Does dieting helps reduce weight? My colleagues asked me to enroll in programs that include cardio, but I would like to kn...  Read Full »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Weight can be easily decreased by balancing energy expenditure and uptake. I suggest you increase fiber content and spend more energy doing aerobic exercise and yoga. You can also do walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, and treadmill for at...  Read Full »

With a change in my diet, I have lost around 13 pounds in the last two months. Should I worry about that?

Query: Hello doctor, I have changed my eating habits for eight months and have lost 60 pounds. But for the last two months, I have lost 13 pounds. I am concerned if there is anything wrong to worry about. I have cut out all processed food, sugar, salt, bread, and flour items. I take minimal dairy and drink...  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Now you have achieved your weight management goal. And then you should eat a balanced diet, not the selected one. It is good that you are not eating processed food, but I would advise you to take complex carbohydrates like yogurt, milk, and paneer. Your other parameter...  Read Full »

I unhealthily lost weight. Will I gain it back if I start eating normally again?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old, 5'5" girl. Over the course of a little over a month, I have gone from around 153 to 130. I have experimented with long fasting days, days of very low calories, and some exercise, also a plant-based diet. Of course, I know I unhealthily lost all this weight, but now I...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Need not worry. You need to work on a perfect plan to maintain your health according to given data. Height 152.4 cm, weight 58 kg, BMI 25.3. Your required calories for your age is 1600 to 1700 kcal/day. Since you are an athlete, divide these in carbohydrate 300 g, prote...  Read Full »

I gained weight rapidly after donating blood. How to get back in shape?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old who weighs 68 kg. My height is 5 feet and 3 inches. I used to weigh 57 kg before a blood donation. But, after donating blood, within six months I gained 11 kg. Please tell me how I can get back in shape. Also, I have stretch marks on my body.  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. I would like to inform you that there is no connection between blood donation and weight gain. By following a personalized diet plan, you can achieve the desired weight which is an indirect result of fat loss which can be calculated by...  Read Full »

Is 'eating just bananas for breakfast' a good way to lose weight?

Query: Hello docotor,I eat only two bananas for breakfast. Is it recommended to do so or does it cause stomach pain, gastritis, gas and bloating?  Read Full »

Durga Kumari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eating bananas for breakfast is good. But having only bananas for breakfast is not complete and appropriate. The word breakfast means that you are breaking your overnight fast. So, it is should be made up of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals, and a fiber-r...  Read Full »

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