Low Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency presents with fatigue, muscle pain, altered moods, and bone pain. Usually, the skin produces vitamin D in the presence of sunlight. Low levels of vitamin D lead to defective calcium absorption leading to osteoporosis, fractures, and rickets. Getting enough sunlight exposure, intake of foods like cheese, fish (salmon and tuna), mushrooms, egg yolk, foods with added vitamin D, and vitamin D supplementation can help increase its levels.

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I am suffering from joint and back pain for two weeks. What do I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from joint and back pain for two weeks. I took tablet for pain relief but found no results. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In most females above the age of 30 years, muscle and joint pains are a common problem. It is important to know the cause of the pain and then treat it. Treating the pain with only painkillers will not provide any relief, as in your case. The main cause of your joint ...  Read Full »

My husband's vitamin D and B12 levels are low. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, This is for my husband. On Saturday, he had a master health check-up and a few values are not good. I would like to hear your opinion on those. He is 35 years old. His weight is 71.9 kg and height is 168 cm. The abnormal values are as follows: 1) Serum globulin 4.2 gm/dl - High (normal...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel his low vitamin B12 levels may be linked to his paleo diet, which can be deficient in legumes, nuts (which are beneficial for the heart). He need not be so fastidious about the diet, I feel and vitamin B12 can be got from dairy products, eggs, fish, and chicken. ...  Read Full »

Can low vitamin D cause pain in arm, hip and knee?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just found out that I am very low in vitamin D. I have just had lots of different blood tests, bone profile, 12 folates complete blood count, vitamin D and a couple of others, all came back normal apart from vitamin D. I have been getting an aching pain in my upper arm and elbow, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I cannot say it with utmost certainty, but yes it could be due to low vitamin D3 levels. The majority of patients with moderate to mild vitamin D deficiency (serum vitamin D between 15 and 20. The majority of patients with moderate to mild vitamin D deficiency (serum 25...  Read Full »

My husband's hs-CRP and cholesterol levels are high, and vitamin D levels are low. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is regarding my husband, who took a paleo diet test two weeks ago. His hs-CRP and cholesterol levels were higher than the normal range, and his vitamin D level seemed lower than average. Can you give him some medications for his problem? Kindly suggest your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Can you tell me what medications he is taking at the moment? Kindly follow up with the answer. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have low vitamin D levels, and I am under medications for my high cholesterol levels. What to do to improve my condition?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old male, and I have vitamin D deficiency. My vitamin D 25 OH level currently is 4.9 ng/mL. As per my doctor's suggestion, I have been taking the Fenolip-145 tablet once daily for the past four months. In addition, I have muscle pain, problems with my teeth, and high choles...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. You have considerably low vitamin D levels. You have to improve it in any way. The symptoms you mentioned are due to low vitamin D3 levels. Also, your blood glucose levels are good and in the normal range. However,...  Read Full »

My recent blood test revealed low vitamin D levels, and I was prescribed medications. Do I need to take those medicines permanently?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old, and I got my blood work done recently due to severe and chronic back pain and joint pain. My vitamin D level was only 6 ng/mL, and the doctor I consulted told me the count was too low. So the doctor has put me on Cholecalciferol 60,000 IU. I have a constant doubt runnin...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for contacting us. I can understand your concern. But, no, you need not take it regularly. I suggest you to take it for eight weeks only and do not take it beyond that. Also, I suggest consuming more vitamin D3-rich diets like non-vegetarian food, milk, etc. I ho...  Read Full »

Do I need to use iron and vitamin D based on my blood test reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a general health query. Please examine my reports and suggest dietary changes and supplements like iron or vitamin D if required. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest the patient continues using tablet Fibrator (Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate) as the lipid levels will rise once he stops using the medicines. I also suggest he take vitamin D suppl...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have high RBC count and liver parameters?b

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has diabetes and hypertension which are in control. I have attached her routine blood test reports that show high RBC count and liver parameters. Sometimes, she also complains of a burning sensation in her feet. Please examine my mother's test reports. Kindly guide. Thank y...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have examined the reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). The reports are good. The only concern is low vitamin D and iron, common in aged women. I suggest you follow the below treatment: Vitamin D 60000 IU (international units) once a wee...  Read Full »

What is the diagnosis for restlessness in legs with irritation and lack of sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am having a problem of restlessness in legs, fatigue, tiredness, irritation, confusion, lack of sleep or disturbed sleep. I am currently taknig Calcium tablets.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS). This, however, needs exclusion of other issues like thyroid disorder, iron and calcium deficiency as well. If all these investigations are normal, my recommendations for your treatment would be Pregabalin along ...  Read Full »

Vitamin B12 is not being absorbed in my body. What can I do about that?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few problems. Vitamin B12 is not being absorbed in my body. CRP level is high. Vitamin D is low. MPV is high. Platelet count is normal but has elevated homocysteine levels. Kindly suggest what has to be done.  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin B12 needs a high oral dose that has to be taken. Moreover, PPI (proton pump inhibitor), antibiotic therapy, intense gastritis, etc., further reduce its absorption. I suggest taking intravenous (IV) Vitamin B12. Take it according to the local guidelines. CRP ...  Read Full »

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