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Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements contain synthetic or natural nutrients. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids to the body. Even though dietary supplements offer some of the vital nutrients, it cannot replace a healthy and balanced diet.

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Do dietary supplements taken for hair loss increase prolactin levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male and have been taking a dietary supplement for hair loss for the past six months, which is rich in phytoestrogens. Unfortunately, my nipples started to grow, so I underwent hormonal tests. And now I am having a high level of prolactin. What could be the cause? K...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Yes, it can be due to dietary supplements. So I suggest you to stop or lower the dose of your dietary supplement. But if you are not experiencing any symptoms, then it is fine. Enlarged breasts are called gynecom...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take nutritional supplements, and how long can I take them?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it right to take different types of nutritional supplements if we cannot get a satisfactory amount of nutrients from food? How long can we take these supplements, and will it cause any troubles in the future? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Yes, you can take nutritional supplements. But at your age, I will recommend focusing on healthy foods for nutrition rather than supplements. It is better to avoid for a longer duration or get done with blood reports first to know the lev...  Read Full »

What medication other than Pregabalin is used to treat glossitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from glossitis for more than a year. She has obtained partial relief with Lyrica 75 mg. She was then prescribed Pregeba NT that included another drug in combination with Pregabalin but, she could not bear the giddiness. So, she went back to Lyrica. Can you sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for the query. Kindly tell me the source of your glossitis? What is the etiology? Is it infectious or nutritional?We might need to address the question before prescribing a medication. It will help if you take anti-inflammatory medicines such as Etorixocib with...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for missed periods during teenage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a missed period for four months. This has happened before and my period came normally for one to two years after. There is no pain and no medications for that. No symptoms or chances of being pregnant. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Zachariah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Irregular periods can be due to many reasons. A little bit more information will help in making the right diagnosis. May I know when you had your first periods? Have you lost or gained weight recently? Any change in lifestyle or stress recently? Are you having any pi...  Read Full »

My friend has vitamin A deficiency. What measures to take?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is 25 years old, and she was recently diagnosed with a vitamin A deficiency. Please provide an overview of what vitamin A is, including: What are the different forms of vitamin A? What is the role of vitamin A in the human body? What are the primary health benefits linked w...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Vitamin A is not synthesized by our body, so we need to obtain it from external sources, including both plant and animal origins. Vegetables that are yellow, red, and green are rich sources of this vitamin in the form of beta-carotene. Anim...  Read Full »

I have a low libido. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old male. I have a low libido. Can you explain the potential physical and psychological causes of a decreased or increased libido? When should I consider seeking medical or professional help for concerns related to libido, and what are the available treatments or interventio...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Low libido has reasons: Infections can be due to urine infection (urine and ultrasound of the pelvis) to diagnose the cause. Diabetes and hypertension. Hormonal disturbances, low testosterone, low levels of thyroid, and high levels of prol...  Read Full »

My father-in-law's WBC count has declined. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law is 58 years old. He had a stroke a year back and has been diagnosed with non-critical CAD. Within a period of two months, his WBC count has reduced from a range of 7.5 to 2.8. But, there is no sign of infection. The overall count of ANC is more than 1000 and platelets are...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my findings are as follows. Your dad is suffering from macrocytic anemia along with leukopenia (low-level WBC) and pancytopenia (deficiency of RBC, WBC, and platelet). There is only a slight decrease in the number of platelets, so you need not ...  Read Full »

I suffer from gout. Is taking medications enough?

Query: Hello doctor,I have gout, and my uric acid remains in the range of 8.5 to 9. Is medicine the only solution? I have not started any, but the doctor suggested Febutaz 40 mg. If I start my medicine and continue with my daily workout, is it fine to add a protein shake in my diet?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can start dietary restrictions initially, and if not responding, then you will have to use medicine. The risk of developing gout is increased with dietary meat and fish intake. Consumption of dairy products, particularly low-fat dairy products, is associated with a...  Read Full »

I am worried as my monocyte count is nil. How can I increase it?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to tell you that my monocyte count is zero percent and wish to know how to increase it. Please advise.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern.You have not mentioned your total leukocyte count. A complete blood count (CBC) report also should be attached here for clarity. As such low monocyte count can have many underlying causes like steroid medication, bone marro...  Read Full »

Can I have liver diseases due to the rise in hepatic enzymes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. My weight is 185.19 Ibs and height is 5.81". My blood test results are leukocyte 10.94000, lymphocyte 14 %, neutrophils 75000, MCHC 31.2 % and RDW-SD and PDW are high. My SGOT and SGPT levels are high too. Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you need not worry as everything is going to be fine, if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

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