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Exercise is any physical activity that helps in maintaining the overall health of the body. Physical exercises are generally classified into three groups, namely aerobic exercises (walking, swimming, cycling), anaerobic exercises (weight and functional training), and flexibility exercises (stretching).

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I am not able to lose weight with diet and exercise. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on a diet for almost a month now, but I feel that this diet does not work for me. There is no weight loss, even though I workout at the gym daily. There is no overall improvement in my body. Please help me in finding the correct weight loss diet for me.   Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I know it can be frustrating and demotivating, to not see any positive results after putting in so much efforts. However, there are a few things you can consider if your diet and workout routine are not working for yo...  Read Full »

I provided mobility training to an HIV-positive patient without protection, with recent scratches. Is transmission possible?

Query: Hello doctor,I provided mobility training and exercises to a patient without wearing gloves and a mask. I had scratches on my skin due to playing with my pets earlier. Later, I became aware that she is HIV positive, and the patient had an infection on the side of her lips. My concern is whether ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello,Welcome to (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission necessitates the exchange of bodily fluids. Older scratches typically undergo epithelialization and do not serve as entry points for the virus. HIV does not propagate through touch or the sharing of items. The potential inf...  Read Full »

How can I reduce my abnormal cholesterol levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone preventive blood test. There is abnormality in cholesterol level. I have enclosed the reports for your reference. Kindly advise what to do based on my reports. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Based on your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) these are my observations: Diabetes screening, chloride content, pancreatic amylase, iron levels, liver function test, thyroid function test, kidney function...  Read Full »

I have hypothyroidism. I want to reduce weight. Please advise me the diet and exercises.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have hypothyroidism and I am on medicines for it. Also hysterectomy was done 3 years back. I want to reduce my weight now. Please advise appropriate diet and exercise for me. Age - 52 years/ female.Weight - 75kgs, height - 5'4".  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your weight gain may be partially due to hypothyroidism.You may start with brisk walking for 20 minutes daily and gradually increase it to 45 minutes daily. Please do not lift heavy weights at this age. This may cause more harm than benefit. Try oats, muesli, brown ...  Read Full »

Kindly advise on chemotherapy treatment for my aunt with uterine cancer.

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt has vaginal cancer. She is on chemotherapy for a couple of months. Her first blood test report after the removal surgery says that she is in stage 4. Can you tell me what the indication in her last blood test report is? Also, explain her health condition?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the blood tests (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her blood test results are not too bad, except for anemia (low hemoglobin levels). Your aunt needs to take iron tablets (1 tablet once daily). The other report shows your aunt has cancer of...  Read Full »

How to get relief from diarrhea presenting for 5 years?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from extreme diarrhea every day, two to three times (no blood appears). I have been into this for five to six years, but it is becoming worst year after year. I am a 26-year-old male of weight only 101 lbs. I lost around 22lbs in the last one and a half years. Colonoscopy or gast...  Read Full »

Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and from that, I understood that maybe you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. It cannot be diagnosed by imaging or blood tests, but ruling out other diseases helps you get diagnosed. And about the treatment symptomatic treatment alon...  Read Full »

Can those who have a history of left kidney stones engage in regular cycling exercise?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from kidney stones in my left kidney for the last two years. Initially, it measured around 0.59 inch in the ultrasound report, and then the size went down to 0.23 inch in the recent CT scan. Since I had severe pain and the stone size was not accurately interpreted in...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for consulting us on I went through your query and understood your concern. Undergoing a CT (computed tomography) scan is the accurate method. A kidney stone measuring 0.23 inch, should be treated with shock wave therapy rather than leaving it alo...  Read Full »

I cannot get a hard erection and have an early ejaculation after masturbating for many years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been masturbating for many years. I used to have a hard erection and sexual satisfaction before. However, the last five to six times, I am not able to get a hard erection, and I also have early ejaculation. Also, I am not having much sexual satisfaction because of this. Can you...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for consulting us. I understand your concern and will surely help you out. Masturbation is harmful as it can affect memory and erectile function. Therefore, I suggest you get serum testosterone, random blood sugar, and lipid profile done. Also, weight-beari...  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 »

What can cause one-sided SI joint pain?

Query: Hi doctor, What are some common causes of one-sided SI joint pain that comes and goes? I am 25 years old and just had a baby (naturally) 10 months ago. The back pain started at eight months postpartum.  Read Full »

Dr. Shakti Amar Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are various causes for SI (sacroiliac) joint pain which range from: Osteoarthritis. Years of stress on the SI joint can eventually wear down the cartilage and lead to osteoarthritis. Ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory art...  Read Full »

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