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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Is calcium deficiency responsible for developing black stains in tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, My front upper two teeth developed black stains after six months of my delivery. Could you please prescribe a remedy for this? I am currently on Thyronorm 50.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachment and understood your concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the picture, it looks like these black stains are not external stains and they are indeed an initial stage of tooth decay cavities). U...  Read Full »

What could cause sharp ankle pain in a growing kid during sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has very bad ankle pain. He suddenly woke up in the middle of the night and has been crying since. He did complain a couple of weeks back, but I massaged him and he was normal. But this time, he cannot even sleep and is in pain. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There can be few reasons for his ankle pain: 1. Growth pains in addition to calf muscle over-exhaustion, can lead to such acute pains during sleep, or sometimes, it may not let the cold fall sleep at all. 2. Deficiency of calcium and magnesium it could be true def...  Read Full »

What is the brown spot on my son's face?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has some brown spot on face for over 10 months. I am applying Panderm ointment. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a clear cut case of pityriasis alba (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which is very common in young kids. It is a kind of mild allergy due to sunlight, food or any other external and internal factor. It is treatable and not a worrisome prob...  Read Full »

Can a childhood shoulder fracture cause pain after growing up?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from pain in my right shoulder, hip, knee, foot and lower back. I have a bunion on my right foot. I sometimes feel that my hip is not in place and if moved wrong it will result in knee pain. I broke my collar bone as a child and I am not sure if that would be causing any sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of your pain could be arthritis, low calcium levels and stress. But, looking at your symptoms it is most probably due to osteoarthritis. Clavicle or collar bone fracture does not present with such symptoms so late. I would suggest you to consult an orthopedician...  Read Full »

Why is mom not able to walk?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 83 years old. She is suffering from hypertension. She is taking Tazloc 40 mg bd since six to seven years. Of late, she cannot walk on her own. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, difficulty to walk could be due to many conditions. I have listed them below. Weakness of bones or fracture in her hip bones. Considering her age she can have weakness of bones due to calcium or vitamin D deficiency or due to disease like osteoporosis. This...  Read Full »

Can calcium deficiency cause knee pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I have been feeling pain in my left knee when I sit on the ground. When I get up it takes two minutes for the left knee to get normal and function without pain. I got a massage, but that did not work. Instead, my back started hurting slightly after that. Please advis...  Read Full »


Dr. Biswajit Das

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, this is not a calcium deficiency. Probably, it is prepatellar bursitis. The symptoms of calcium deficiency will not be confined to one knee and it is unusual in young persons. For further information consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://w...  Read Full »

Are vitamin D deficiency and tingling in the mouth related?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I am from prickling, numbness, warm sensation in my feet and hands and tingling in my lips and mouth for the past two years. I had a severe cough for around two years and recently, it got resolved. My issue, initially started with prickling and burning sensations ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem still could be due to a nerve problem, even though your NCV test is normal (nerve conduction velocity). Also, you might be having calcium deficiency, which is very common associated with vitamin D deficiency. I suggest you calcium supplements like tablet S...  Read Full »

Why do my teeth break after biting something hard?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem. My teeth are brittle because if I eat something hard they sometimes break or I would feel a hole developing and this is stressing me out because I have already taken out three of them and now another one is close to being totaled. Earlier today I ate something and I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There must be one of a few reasons for this chipping off of teeth rapidly. You might have calcium and vitamin D deficiency. To rule out this, you can get serum vitamin D laboratory test done. If there is deficiency then I recommend you medicines for it. Another reason ...  Read Full »

I feel weak after pregnancy. What diet should I follow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a lactating mother. I feel dizzy and weak. My BP is 100/60. What should I do for this? What diet should I follow? Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood pressure (BP) is absolutely normal. There are various reasons for your tiredness and weakness which are as follows. The wrong position of breastfeeding may cause back pain and tiredness. You should not bend your back while breastfeeding. Put some pillows beh...  Read Full »

I have pain in the back and body while standing for long hours. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am in my late 40's and I feel weak and have been suffering from back pain, body pain, standing for long hours is also quite painful for me. What supplements should I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You could get Calcium supplements for a few weeks as calcium depletion at this age is common and women are more prone to a decreased bone density which can be symptoms like you have. However, it would be wise to get a thorough body check-up and get some blood work done ...  Read Full »

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