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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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. Parth R Goswami

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 »

What is the reason behind my muscle weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 25 years. My height is 5'10" and I weight 78 kg. I am suffering from muscle twitches and extreme muscle weakness and muscle pain from last one month. I went to a neurologist and he says reflexes are normal and asked me not to worry and he put me on tablet Remylin-D. I am curr...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:Muscle twitches, muscle weakness and muscle pain since one month could be due to calcium deficiency. Has serum calcium level been evaluated? Associated dehydration along with anemia requires evaluation. At least 6-8 liters of ...  Read Full »

Can calcium deficiency cause twitching problem?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 27 years old. I suffer from twitching issues for a month. Initially, it started from my eyes and I had it for two days. After that, frequent eye twitching happened. I started experiencing twitches in my upper mouth, eyebrows, and tongue. I have some random twitches on my face and body...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Twitching in the body occurs due to dehydration, excessive caffeine intake, mineral deficiencies, and side effects of certain drugs. You can take tablet Evion 400 mg (vitamin E) one capsule daily for ten days with dinner. Drink around one and a half liters of water ...  Read Full »

Why do I get pinching type pain in various body parts at rest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male with a weight of 60 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I have pain that is very hard to describe. It seems to be pinching with numbness. I do not feel the pain while I am engaged in some other works like walking, riding a motorbike, swimming, stretch...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain at different sites can occur due to deficiency of calcium and vitamin D. As you have numbness, you have a likely chance to have vitamin deficiencies. You should check your vitamin levels especially B12, vitamin D3 and calcium. I suggest you take medicines for seven...  Read Full »

What causes pain in the butt crack?

Query: Hello doctor, For over a week now, I have been feeling pain right near my bum crack area. It is not a pile or hemorrhoid. The pain is right in between the bum crack. It tends to hurt when I sit sometimes and is painful to sit right down on my bottom as the pain is located there. I wonder what it is...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinic.com. I can understand your concern. It can be due to weight, so most of the time, it gets better along with exercise and medications. Another common reason for such pain is due to calcium deficiency, which can be treated accordingly. Bad posture can lead to pain but not ...  Read Full »

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