The average recommended calcium intake is 1000 to 1200 mg/day. The calcium requirement of the body can be fulfilled by including dairy products, green leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, etc. But if the daily requirement is not met and for menopausal women (susceptible to osteoporosis), calcium supplements are given.
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Does the outcome of ACL surgery get affected by the patient's weight?
Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to get an operation for ACL injury. After how many days of operation will I walk normally and do bike riding? How fast will I recover? My weight is 80 kg. Is there any problem for quick recovery with this weight? Kindly guide me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the ACL surgery, if the surgery goes well, usually you will start walking with the long knee brace from the second day of the surgery. Normally, you will be able to walk on your own after six to eight weeks of surgery. You can ride a bike after two to three m... Read Full »
Why do I have leg pain when I stop taking vitamin D3 supplements?
Query: Hello doctor, It all started with leg pain some two years ago. At that time my vitamin D3 level was only 8. Then, I took Uprise-D3 60000 weekly dose for two months. I was cured and fine. But after six months, the problem started again. I did my blood tests again and it was 30. I started taking vitam... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you have myalgia. I suggest that you take; 1.Tablet vitamin D 5000 IU (International Units) once daily. 2. Tablet A to Z (Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Folic acid, Methylcobalamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitam... Read Full »
My doctor has not prescribed any treatment for osteopenia. Is this sound advise?
Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about my moderately-high calcium levels. I am in my late thirties, in excellent shape and play competitive sports. I am very careful about maintaining a clean diet. Over the past four years, I have had elevated glucose (a1c 6.3) and elevated serum calcium (fluctuating be... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you do have diabetes for which Metformin is an appropriate treatment. As for your calcium levels, you have absolutely normal serum as well as urinary calcium levels. You do have osteopenia, for... Read Full »
Am I taking the right dosage of Eltroxin as per my reports?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years of age. Since four years, I am taking Eltroxin thyroid medicine. For one week I stopped taking medicine. Then I did a thyroid test. At that time, my TSH levels came above the normal levels. I then took a dose of 100 mcg for a month. I again checked my TSH levels. It came ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hypothyroidism. I saw your results, and I would recommend that you take 75 mcg Eltroxin (Levothyroxine) da... Read Full »
What can be done for my daughter's pernicious anemia?
Query: Hello doctor, I hope you will be able to help me with my daughter's health. The summary of her health is as follows: She was born prematurely at 25 weeks. She had to undergo PDA surgery soon after. She had Hashimoto's hypothyroidism when she was 8 years of age. She had urticaria and angioedema for m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the medical history of your daughter. I have seen the detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) as well. Let me answer each one of your questions. 1. Her raised cortisol is likely to be due to exogenous steroids use... Read Full »
Why did the doctor suggest consulting an endocrinologist for my mother's weight gain?
Query: Hi doctor, My mom is complaining about headaches and burning sensation in the eyes. She has put on weight as well and recently she started complaining about pain in the right leg heel. So, I took her to an orthopedic doctor. He asked her about her menstrual cycle and when she replied that it has sto... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be due to her stopping of periods called menopause. During this period there occur hormonal changes, which causes these symptoms. I recommend her to get the following tests done and revert back. Serum estradiol. Serum vitamin D3 levels. Read Full »
Can low levels of vitamin D and testosterone cause forgetfulness?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 50 year old. My height is 5.8 feet and weight 187 lbs. Recently, I have tested for free testosterone and vitamin D. Both are on lower side. I am also taking Thyronorm 75 mg since last 7-8 years. I have attached my medical file of past health issues. After 7 PM, I feel very low and co... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, for your low testosterone and low vitamin D you need to take supplements. For vitamin D, I recommend Cholecalciferol sachets or tablets 60000 units weekly once for three months. Also take Calcium supplements every night. For testosterone, you need to get Testostero... Read Full »
My two-month-old son is gaining weight slowly. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 months and 25 days old. His birth weight was 8.16 pounds. Within 10 days, he reduced to 7 pounds. From then, he is gaining weight very slowly. Now his weight is 9.2 pounds. I am exclusively breastfeeding him. He is very active, his hand and leg movements are very quick. He har... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, if the baby is active, feeding well, and is developing well, do not worry about the weight. From the weight record (attachment removed to protect patient identity), he has gained about 2.2 pounds in 70 days, which is definitely less than expected. You can tak... Read Full »
How is facet hypertrophy treated?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and suffering from facet hypertrophy. I have continuous lower back pain. I cannot stand for more than five minutes. I am taking Nuroday daily. I would like to know the treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you are 28 years of age and have continuous lower back pain which I think is not responding to the medications and conservative management. Normally at this age, conservative management in the form of anti-inflammatory medications, intens... Read Full »
Why are my uric acid levels always high?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a bad throat, cold and mild fever. I am taking antibiotic Amoxycillin and Ibugesic plus. Can I get liver function test and kidney function test at this time or should I wait? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is advisable to get the liver and kidney function tests done after a week, as these drugs alter the test results. For further queries consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician Read Full »