The type of Vitamin D that the body makes when our skin is exposed to the sunlight is called cholecalciferol. It is also called Colecalciferol or Vitamin D3. Cholecalciferol supplements are also available to treat people with vitamin D3 deficiency. Cholecalciferol supplements are also used for rickets, hypoparathyroidism, etc. However, it may not be effective in people with kidney problems.

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What is the reason for decreased T4 and increased TSH levels in blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a blood test done recently. In the reports, which I have attached, most of my results are fine, but some major concerns are my vitamin B12 level is 1477 ng/mL, T4 is 3.8, TSH is 12.63, and platelet count is 140. Is something wrong going on in my body? Are these indicating some ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your T4 level is low, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high, it suggests primary hypothyroidism. For which, I suggest Levothyroxine 25 or 50 mcg daily. You also have vitamin D deficiency, ...  Read Full »

How long does it take to recover from a vitamin D deficiency?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I found that I have a vitamin D deficiency. I have a level of 9 ng/mL. How long will it take to come back to normal levels? I am taking medicines for a month. But still, I have a weird body pain with pins and needles. I have a burning sensation in my body and I feel tired. My B12...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Vitamin D deficiency is a common condition to occur as we have a limited exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is formed in the skin by the action of sunlight. I suggest you take a course of Cholecalciferol sachet or capsule 60000 IU once a week...  Read Full »

How to cope up with Vitamin D deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a 61-year-old. She takes Eltroxin for thyroid and Coversyl plus HD for blood pressure BP regularly. She has a gastritis problem, but she does not take any medicine for this regularly (SOS - Pantocid). Her complete blood analysis report shows Vitamin D deficiency, and she ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has been suffering from vitamin D deficiency. According to the investigation reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that are provided here, your moth...  Read Full »

I feel muscle tightness in both feet while sleeping. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. For the past two years, I am suffering from muscle pain near ankle and also have muscle tightness in both feet while sleeping. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your problems could be due to arthritis of ankle joint or due to bone weakness. I recommend you to get the following tests done and revert back with reports. C-reactive protein (CRP), serum uric acid, serum vitamin D3 levels and rheumatoid arthritis (RA factor). ...  Read Full »

Why is my sister having pain in head?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly go through the MRI report of my sister. She is experiencing pain in head. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The MRI scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is of the cervical spine. She has a disc bulge in the cervical spine due to which there will be pain in the neck and the upper limbs. Pain in the upper limbs may or may not be associated with tingli...  Read Full »

Why do I sneeze multiple times a day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and my weight is 70 Kg. I got married 6 months back and I am having PCOD. I had sinusitis few years back and I got treated for the same. For about a year, I have been facing frequent cold issues and sneezing issues. Every day I sneeze at least 10 to 15 times. I have d...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to be suffering from allergic rhinitis. Vitamin D levels are low and serum iron is normal only. I advise you following: Take a combination of tablet Levocetrizine and Montelukast for 2 week...  Read Full »

Can low levels of vitamin D and testosterone cause forgetfulness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 50 year old. My height is 179 cm and weight 85 kg. 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 confu...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 Testoster...  Read Full »

Are there any problems in my routine health checkup reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I have no issues as such but not feeling fit. I am more concerned about my health. I would like to know whether my routine checkup results are alright or not. I have no symptoms of any kind. I have taken ayurveda treatment for SGPT, SGOT, and high protein. I am attaching my reports fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and came across a few significant values. Elevated uric acid can increase the risk of kidney stones and joint pains. I would suggest you have plenty of water and avoid having non-vegetarian...  Read Full »

My 1-year-old daughter has loose motion for past five days. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-year-old daughter is passing loose motion from past five days. Before that, she was vomiting. However, vomiting issue is resolved, but still, she is passing loose stool. She is on Ondem thrice daily 2 ml, half an hour before meal (today the course will end), Zinconia 5 ml once d...  Read Full »

Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Going through the history, it suggests that the child is in the treatment of acute gastroenteritis (AGE). Medicines are rightly prescribed. I would suggest no need for vomiting medicine now, as vomiting has stopped. Withhold Arbivit Forte (Cholecalciferol) till loose mo...  Read Full »

Is it safe to give Ostocalcium and Cholecalciferol together to a baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 10 months old. She weighs 8 kg now. When she was 5 months old, her pediatrician suggested the following: 2-0-2 mL of Ostocalcium per day and one Cholecalciferol IP 60000 IU granules per month, from 5 month to 12 month of age that means 8 dosages in 8 month. Now my question...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These calcium and vitamin D supplements are important to combat vitamin D deficiency that is important for our growing bones. You can stop Cholecalciferol sachets but continue Calcium in the form of Ostocalcium or whatever you are giving. Take other precautions for exampl...  Read Full »

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