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Diet And Lifestyle

Your diet and lifestyle habits influence everything from your digestion to your immune system. A balanced diet and active lifestyle help maintain overall good health. Healthy eating is not about starving or depriving yourself of food, but to eat food that is beneficial for your health.

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I have high blood pressure. What does a Top-T test value of 0.003 ng indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old. I have an ECG today as I have a high blood pressure of 160/90 mm of Hg. I have had a weakness for two days. I had undergone a treadmill test (TMT) and computed tomography (CT) angiography eight years before. The treadmill test (TMT) showed positive results, while the...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your ECG is normal. Top-T (Troponin-T test) is also negative. So the only issue you have is that of high blood pressure. You are taking medicines, which are fine. You can continue the medications. For blood pressure, if you are taking Angizaar 50 mg (Losartan Potassi...  Read Full »

Is it alright for my friend to have a high blood pressure of 130/90 mm of Hg in his early 20s?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has an increased blood pressure of 130/90 mmHg after measuring with digital blood pressure equipment. He is in his early 20s and an overweight person. Are all these values normal? What changes must be made in his medicines, lifestyle, diet, and exercise? Kindly give your sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. He has high diastolic blood pressure due to obesity. No blood pressure medications are required at present. He must reduce his weight and consult a dietitian for a diet chart and advice. I suggest him to start with aerobic exercises lik...  Read Full »

Which one is good, Raciper Plus or Pantoprazole?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Raciper Plus for one year. Now, my doctor prescribed Pantoprazole, Chlordiazepoxide, Clidinium bromide tablet. Which is good? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I guess you are suffering from acid reflux disease. Though it is acceptable to start the new set of medications prescribed by your doctor, I would like to know the following; 1) Do you have any other symptoms like frequent con...  Read Full »

My diabetes is not under control despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I take GP3 before lunch and dinner, Obimate SR 1 gm after lunch and dinner, and Tryglynase 2 before breakfast but my diabetes is not coming under control. I have attached my report.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There are three ways to control diabetes. Diet, exercise, medicines (oral or Insulin). No matter how good your blood sugar reports are, you should definitely follow a strict anti-diabetic diet and do regular daily aerobic exercises like wa...  Read Full »

How to treat the horizontal ridge present on my right toe?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a horizontal ridge on my right toe and it makes me difficult to walk. I am facing this problem for few months after a trauma. Earlier I do not have any ridges on the nail except a slight one and skin around the toe used to cause itching. Now after applying the cream, I do not have i...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is due to Beau's lines and it occurs due to sudden interruption of nail keratin synthesis after some kind of trauma or deficiency. If the trauma subsides, then they will also subside. As they indicate a past trauma, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) no...  Read Full »

The motility of sperm is 43 percent, rapid linear progression is 0.1 percent, slow linear progression is 69 percent, non-progressive is 30 percent, color is pale yellow and quantity is 2.5 ml. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My motility of sperm is 43 percent, rapid linear progression is 0.1 percent, slow linear progression is 69 percent, non-progressive is 30 percent, color is pale yellow and quantity is 2.5 ml. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Madhan Kumar Madathupalayam Velusamy

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. Rapidly progressing is very much needed for fertility. To guide you further, I would like to know some more information. 1. What is your sperm count? 2. Have you taken any d...  Read Full »

I have bipolar disorder. What are the lifestyle changes I can do to improve my mood?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I am suffering from a bipolar affective disorder. Currently, I take Magnesium Valproate 400 mg BD with Amisulpride 100 mg HS. My overall mental health remains stable with the above-said dose of medicines. But, in spite of that, I have had anxiety in the past. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You are suffering from bipolar disorder and are on Magnesium Valproate and Amisulpride. The dose of Valproate is good and I hope you are stable with this dose. If your mood is stable and you are functioning normally at this dose, then the...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling dull and upset during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 weeks pregnant. Since last two to three days I am feeling so much dull and upset. My nights are quite long, and I am unable to sleep. During this time, I keep recalling my past and all the people who have hurt me knowingly or unknowingly. Kindly help me, please. My thyroid level i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are depressive symptoms, which often occur during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Please do not worry about them, as they are only transitory and will come and go often. Continue with a healthy diet, some light stretching allowed in pregnancy and Thyroxine. Also...  Read Full »

I am taking Lamictal for bipolar disorder and gained weight. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on Prozac for a few months. I loved it, but I experienced hypomania once. So, my psychiatrist switched me to Lamictal for bipolar disorder. I have gained weight and gotten depressed. Why am I gaining weight with this medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Are you currently on Lamictal (Lamotrigine) alone or Lamictal plus Prozac (Fluoxetine)? Because, Prozac on long run can cause minor weight gain. Also, lack of physical activity during depression can cause weight gain. Simple changes in lifestyle like brisk morning walk a...  Read Full »

My mother is diabetic from the past 15 years, but recently her sugar level went up, and she got water in her lungs. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is around 50 years old. She got diabetes for the last 15 years, but she has always maintained a good diet. Recently her sugar level went up, and she was feeling restless. We took her to the doctor, who said she got water in her lungs. I have the reports with me. Can you please advi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Firstly all her reports are acceptable, except the X-ray showing enlargement of the heart. Her sugar needs to be controlled. Now, considering flui...  Read Full »

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