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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I have noticed an increase in my prolactin levels after taking a dietary supplement for hair loss. What could be the cause?

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 »

Are my palpitations due to use of super greens and herbal powder supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having a few palpitations a minute for a week. I am on tablet Atenolol 75 mg, tablet Lisinopril 40 mg , tablet Amlodipine 10 mg, and capsule Prilosec 20 mg and a multi vitamin. I also have been using the super greens powder for two months and started a herbal supplement re...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. ECG (electrocardiogram) taken during the asymptomatic period will be normal. It is better to have ECG done at the time when you have palpitations. Alternatively, have holter monitoring d...  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 »

Are vitamin supplements worth taking?

Query: Hi doctor,I try to take vitamin tablets every day but was shocked to find online that vitamin tablets have no proven benefits and may even be harmful. Are vitamin supplements worth taking? Is this true that they might be harmful, or am I reading into this too much? I would love to know the truth abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vitamin tablets taken for some time and in controlled amounts are helpful, especially in people who are always deficient in vitamins due to their diet. But, if you take excess vitamins thinking that they will work more in your body or work faster with a higher do...  Read Full »

Is 8.3 kg normal weight for a 16-month-old toddler?

Query: Hi doctor, My toddler (16 months old) has had very little milk since birth. The birth weight was 3.1 kg. Now at 16 months, the weight is 8.3 kg. From the eighth month onwards, my kid did not gain weight and was 7 kg till the 12th month. But my kid is as tall as other kids of the same age and makes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please note that the weight of 8.16 kg for the age of 16 months is slightly on the lower side, but it is not too low. I would suggest the following supplements for weight gain: 1. Syrup Calcimax P (Calcium supplement), 4 ml twice a day for...  Read Full »

What can I do to increase my breast size and remove blackishness from private parts?

Query: Hi doctor,I want my breast to become big and bouncy and remove blackishness from part of the vagina and buttock. I also want my skin to be shiny. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. First of all, without seeing the size, shape, or discoloration of the mentioned parts of your body, it is tough to suggest anything. Similarly, without knowing the exact causes of blackishness or discoloration on some parts of the vagina and butto...  Read Full »

How to gain weight?

Query: Hello Doctor, I eat well, but I am very weak and I look slim. Please suggest me treatment for a healthy and muscular body.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the people will be skinny till the age of 22-24 years and will gain weight after that without any exercise or supplement. So do not worry. Weight gain is a gradual phenomenon. It takes time. Do not expect immediate results. I advise you to eat a high-fat diet...  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 »

Can you please review my wife's blood report?

Query: Hello doctor, This is for my wife. She is 36 years old. Her height is 5'4" and weight is 65 kg. Recently, we had a blood test and the attachments here are the results of the same. We are worried with the absolute lymphocytes count and percentage as well as the other highlighted numbers in the report...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has vitamin D on the lower side.¬†Apart from some ups and downs in the hemogram report, all the other reports are appearing to be within normal limits. Rise in the lymphocyte count is...  Read Full »

Are my reports all right after bariatric surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I had gastric sleeve surgery around 1.5 years ago. I have lost around 55 kg till now and now, my weight is 68 kg. I have not followed the dietary recommendations¬†and vitamin and calcium supplements prescribed by the doctor for quite a long time. Now, I am in poor...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to My first step is to congratulate you for a definite action towards your health as the bariatric surgery. Also, you have achieved a great weight reduction with it which needs appreciation too. I understand that you have not been following the diet and just accept the fa...  Read Full »

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