Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
167 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for osteoarthritis

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Vaishalee Punj

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2003

Answered : 2333 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Dear Doctor. I am male aged 45 years working in the Central Government in New XXXXXXX I am having sedantary lifestyle. Also I am vegetarian. Doctor my height is 172 cm and height is 80 kg.

MY PROBLEM IS MY TUMMY CAME OUT AND IT IS LOOKING ODD. EVERYONE IS SAYING YOU ARE HANDSOME AND GOOD POSTURE BUT THE BELLY DOES NOT LOOKS LIKE. I AM ALSO FEELING LOW WHEN IN GROUP OR TALKING TO SOME ONE.
ALSO MAIN THING IS I HAVE DEVELOPED CARTILAGE DAMAGE IN BOTH MY KNEES AND DOCTOR ADVISED TO REDUCE WEIGHT PARTICULARLY TUMMY.
AS FAR AS EXERCISE IS CONCERNED DOCTOR I DONT HAVE TIME. AS I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING BY 5 AM AND DO THE WORKS RELATED TO MY CHILDREN TILL THEY LEAVE FOR 7.30 PM. AFTER THAT I WILL GO FOR BATH AND TO THE OFFICE AS I SHOULD B E IN THE OFFICE BY 9 AM. IN THE OFFICE OF COURSE I TAKE BREAK FOR EVERY HALF AN HOUR BUT IN VAIN. I COME TO MY RESIDENCE BY 10 PM. THERE IS NO TIME TO DO THE EXERCISE.
SECOND THING I TAKE GOOD DIET. I DONT TAKE NORMALLY MORE SUGAR, FAT PRODUCTS ETC. I TAKE LOT OF WATER AND FRUITS. AS FAR AS SLEEP IS CONCERNED I HAVE GOOD SLEEP. THEN WHAT IS THE REASON TO REDUCE MY TUMMY DOCTOR. IF YOU SAY THAT ONLY TUMMY REDUCTION IS NOT POSSIBLE THE WHOLE BODY WEIGHT SHOULD COME DOWN KINDLY HELP ME OUT I SHALL BE GRATEFUL THAT I WILL HAVE SOME RESPITE FROM OSTEOARTHRITIS IN KNEES AND HAVE GOOD STRUCTURE. SO WHAT TO DO DOCTOR. IS THERE IS ANY MEDICINES WHICH CAN HELP ME. IF SO, KINDLY HELP ME.
1) ONE THING EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN I WAKE UP AND TAKE ONE GLASS OF XXXXXXX WARM WATER PLUS LEMON PLUS HONEY. BUT IN VEIN
2) IS IT RIGHT TO TAKE ANY ALLOPATHIC MEDICINES LIKE ORLISTAT 120 MG THRICE A DAY. I TRIED THIS BUT GETTING MOTIONS WITH OIL.
3) IS THERE ANY HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES/ AYURVEDIC/UNANI/SIDDHA AND NATUROPATHY PLEASE.
KINDLY HELP ME.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are only slightly overweight

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Your BMI is 27 and you are only slightly overweight.
Your tummy maybe protruding for another reason like digestion issues etc.
Better take cleaner water to avoid gastrointestinal infections.

Add some exercise. Maybe you can start with yoga at home. You can learn it in a yoga course and then do it by yourself. Padmasadhna is good to reduce body fat and takes only a few minutes. You can do it before breakfast and dinner.

Getting motions with oil is a side effect of the medicine. It can be safely taken over prolonged periods despite this harmless side effect. But You do not require weight loss medicines. Tummy doesnt seem to be due to high weight. It seems to be stemming from sedentary lifestyle and another (unknown) factor that we need to find.

Ancho lean is one ayurvedic medicine that can help lose weight. Aloe vera juice can also help. But again you do not require it. These natural or alternative medicines can also have side effects. Digestive problems is their most common side effect.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 23 hours later
Dear Doctor, I am suffering from Osteoarthritis and knee pain I am unable to do the exercises particularly yoga. Kindly suggest any other alternative which reduce tummy. Kindly suggest any allopathic, homeopathic, ayurvedic, unani, siddha, naturopathy, herbs and homemade medicines which can reduce my tummy
doctor
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Aloe vera juice

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Among others, aloe vera juice is safer and quick results in few days. You can withdraw after that and maintain the weight with other measures. Triphala can also be taken. Acho-lean is also available for weight loss.

In allopathy, orlistat is safest. Oil is excreted because it does not get absorbed into body. Other medicine is Victoza (liraglutide), phentermine (not available in India), Topiramate. These can have side effects, therefore should be taken under guidance of a doctor.

Hope it helps.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
Treatment/Therapy ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Cartilage

doctor1 MD

Hi! I m 54 years old and suffer from severe knee pain. I recently had x-rays of both knees to find the cartilage is gone on the insides of both...

doctor1 MD

I slipped on an ice covered sidewalk, landed on my back, on the left side. Now I have rib pain/discomphort in the front of my chest like I cracked...

doctor1 MD

Hi when I bend my knee more than 90degrees its painfully. I have had two operations for cartilage and neither has helped. I have found a hard lump...

doctor1 MD

I had MRI on knee and it came back with lateral meniscus tears and medial meniscus tears.Also signs of mild to moderate irregular degenerative...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, To give background. if you remember you where asked serious of questions related to child not urinating and mother milk not coming 1...

doctor1 MD

I am having knee pain in my right knee (See attachment). the pain is dull and only slightly nagging when, but is more painful during cold weather....

doctor1 MD

ear Doctor, I am male aged 45 yrs vegetarian. I am doing a Central Government job. My life is sedentary one. MY PROBLEM IS SINCE ONE YEAR...