Calcium Deficiency

Your body needs calcium to build strong bones and teeth and for the proper functioning of muscles. If you do not get enough calcium, you might develop osteoporosis, osteopenia, and hypocalcemia. The symptoms of calcium deficiency are memory loss, confusion, muscle cramps, brittle bones and nails, tingling sensation in the hands and feet, etc.

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What test should I undergo to check my calcium levels?

Query: Hello doctor,What type of calcium blood test should I undergo to check my calcium as a part of a routine checkup? Also, provide me full details of the folic acid blood test as I want to undergo a blood test for a routine checkup.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. My suggestions for you are as follows- 1. You can do total serum calcium level or as ionized and nonionized separately. However, generally, simple total serum calcium gives enough information needed to see whether there is any deficiency. 2...  Read Full »

I become exhausted due to body pain. Do low calcium levels induce body pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 39-year-old woman. I become exhausted due to body pain. My husband asked me to include calcium-rich foods to strengthen my bones. Which calcium supplement, foods, and drinks should I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.To your diet, you can add calcium-rich foods like cabbage, sesame, broccoli, milk, cheese, strawberry, and soy. In addition, check your vitamin D level, complete blood count, inflammatory profile, and thyroid profile.  Read Full »

What could be done for constant jaw clicking in an 18-year-old female?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and I have been experiencing a lot of jaw clicking constantly throughout the day, for the past five months. It is only located on the right side of my face. It is not painful, but after consecutive months of constant jaw clicking, it has become a nuisance. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your complaint, I guess you should monitor your electrolyte and mineral levels. If it is due to muscle twitching, the cause can be either neurological or due to low levels of calcium or other minerals. If there is a bone clicking in the jaw, which gives a cre...  Read Full »

Will Orlistat weaken the teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am going to start taking Xenical or Orlistat for about a month. Can you tell me what the side effects on the teeth are? Does it cause them to fall out or weaken them?  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Orlistat has no direct effect on calcium and vitamin D levels of the body, so a direct effect on teeth is not there. However, in very rare cases, mild bleeding from gums have been documented, but they are insignificant cases. Orlistat works by inhibiting gastric and pan...  Read Full »

Why do I have a pricking sensation in my fingers if I hold my phone?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18 year old female. I have a problem with my fingers. They keep hurting, even if I hold my phone for just fifteen minutes. At the beginning, it was just a prick that came a few times per day. Now, I feel my fingers burning and itching, to the extent, I have to stop whatever I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is due to electrical hypersensitivity. This can happen due to a vitamin B12, calcium or vitamin D deficiency. I suggest the following medicines: Tablet Pregabalin 75 mg and methylcobalamin 1500 mcg, one tablet before food at 7 PM every day for 15 days. Tablet Sh...  Read Full »

Even after two years of C-section, I have back and joint pain. How to treat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I am a mother of a 2 year old boy. After cesarean delivery, I had back and joint pain problem. I thought that once I stop my breastfeeding my problem will resolve. But, it persists still. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need calcium supplements daily. You also need to be exposed to direct sunlight for quarter an hour three times a week before noon. Also, you need Vitamin B 12 supplements. It will take around three months of supplements to compensate the deficiencies caused by breas...  Read Full »

My wife's muscles on the upper right ribs below the breast get pulled while moving. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife delivered a baby boy last month, which was a normal delivery. Whenever she moves, the muscles on the upper right ribs below the breast gets pulled. Also, she has a severe lower back ache, which is unbearable. Can you please suggest some medicines for it? For now, we are puttin...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The back pain post-delivery is mainly related to lack of calcium, inadequate rest, and poor hydration. Please see to it that you take calcium supplements and calcium-rich food. Take plenty of fluids. The back pain and catch in the ribs could also be related to faulty br...  Read Full »

What is an immunofixation test?

Query: Hello doctor, I am asking this question on behalf of my dad, who is 60 years old, 5 feet 9 inches, and 173 lbs. He was recently diagnosed with stage three chronic kidney disease. He also recently received an abnormal result on a serum immunofixation test, which I know can be an indicator of multiple...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.As your dad has a chronic kidney disease, he is having nephropathy of the kidneys. We should look out for the cause. It could be high blood pressure or uncontrolled diabetes. He may require dialysis in the later stages.In chronic kidney diseases, active conversion of vi...  Read Full »

What causes constant tiredness and lethargy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old female, and my height is 5 feet. I have a blood pressure of 140/75 mmHg. I always feel lethargic and sleepy. Whenever I get up after a long nap, I feel dizzy. Sometimes while working, I experience a sudden unbearable headache.  My period had stopped two years ago. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. Tiredness and sleepiness can be seen in the following conditions: Hypothyroidism. Diabetes mellitus. Anemia. Vitamin D and calcium deficiency. Multivitamin deficiency. I suggest you get your blood sugar, T...  Read Full »

Kindly review the reports of my sister-in-law and give your opinion on her health.

Query: Hello doctor, I am sending the reports of my sister-in-law. She feels lazy, weak, and has abdominal pain with loose motion, frequent body aches, and flickering of the upper lip at the right side. Her current medications are Ecosprin 75 mg and A to Z multivitamin tablet. She had a hemorrhage in he...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports sent by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). 1) There are no clues in your laboratory report for abdominal pain and irregular motion. For now, I suggest her to take a fiber-rich diet. 2) Body pain, lethargy...  Read Full »

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