Nutrition Deficiency

When the body is unable to absorb or get the necessary nutrients from the food we eat, it results in a nutritional deficiency. Such nutritional deficiencies can cause various health problems, such as digestive distress, skin problems, stunted growth, poor development, and dementia.

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Do my symptoms suggest celiac disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have always had weird symptoms and I think I have celiac disease. I also think that the combination of all my symptoms may mean something. I was tested once for thyroid problems and once for Lyme disease because I had a big, dangerous tick-bite rash. I am 19 years old and according t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your detailed history with us. There is a very strong possibility that you have malabsorption syndrome. There are various types of malabsorption syndromes and celiac disease is one of them. You have signs of multiple essential nutrient ...  Read Full »

Are dizziness and headaches symptoms of low sugar in me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. My weight is 45 kg and my height is 157 cm. I feel like I have low pressure and low sugar. My symptoms are headaches and light dizziness, feeling very tense, light hand shake, lack of balance, slightly unclear vision. But, when I eat sugars or salts, I feel b...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Your problem is, you are not taking proper food, what is known as a balanced diet. That has caused malnutrition which is evident from your BMI of 18. A balanced diet should have carbohydrates, fats as well as protein in an appropriate amount...  Read Full »

I have clear white bumps in the corner of the mouth. What could they be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have small clear white bumps in the corner of the mouth. It is not hurting. Some are very small. They are more than 20 in number. I am currently taking Vitamin D3 supplements and Iron supplements.   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query and understand you are worried about the lesions (bumps) on the corner of your lips. There are many reasons behind this kind of lesion. It is caused mainly by nutrients, dehydration, or a viral infection. The virus is named herpes, and it c...  Read Full »

Can you please confirm my friend's diagnosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a general practitioner. I would like to consult with you regarding my friend, who has a normochromic normocytic anemia. His hemoglobin is currently 7.5. His diagnosis is not clear. I have all his laboratory data and bone marrow biopsy as well as aspiration if you want. He used to tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One thing for sure is that he is having periodic hemolysis with adequate bone marrow response and he has a severe vitamin B12 deficiency. His corrected RPI (reticulocyte production index) is 2.7%, which means that his bone marrow is responding to the anemia appr...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for low Hb of 5.6. How to improve it?

Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law has a hemoglobin of 5.6 g/dL. What is the cause? Please suggest a treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple reasons for having low hemoglobin. It can be due to nutritional deficiency or chronic blood loss. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. He needs fecal occult blood testing and colonoscopy to rule out occult bleeding. Also, give him two units of blo...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

How to get rid of recurrent, foul-smelling sores on my gums and inner cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having sores on my cheeks, gums, and on the muscles behind the molars towards the mouth. I was given Amoxicillin by a doctor but the problem keeps coming up. Can you please help with any medications to solve this problem once and for all, since it comes with a very offensive o...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are well. Thanks for approaching icliniq. I saw your query and will help you solve the issue. The soreness may be due to oral ulcers or abscesses. I need a clear intraoral picture so that I can confirm the diagnosis. I suggest avoiding hot and spicy food and...  Read Full »

Can frequent bowel issues and low Hb be signs of bowel cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. My height is 5 feet and 7 inches, and I weigh about 87 kg. For the past 4 to 5 years, I am suffering from indigestion. This got more serious in the recent years. It used to occur three to four times every week, especially after lunch. I sought medical help an...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, you are most likely having NAFLD (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). It is caused by an increased fat and carbohydrate intake leading to a fatty liver. Over a long time, like 20 years, it can lead to liver failure and cancer of the liver. You al...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and give your opinion on my low hemoglobin.

Query: Hello doctor,My hemoglobin has dropped from 7.5 g/dL to 5.9 g/dL in the past two months despite taking the Seder capsule. I had piles six months ago, and I am completely recovered now. I have attached my blood reports. Kindly review my report and give your opinion on my low hemoglobin.Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are severely anemic. As you did not give complete data, I cannot give a proper diagnosis. So, kindly provide a complete report of CBC (complete blood count), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), serum creatinine, ferritin, RBC (red blood cells), folic acid, vitamin...  Read Full »

I have had cold sores that are not painful on the roof of my mouth for two weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had cold sores on the roof of my mouth for the past two weeks, and they are not painful.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Mouth sores are common nowadays, mainly due to the food and nutrition we take, and certain medications can also cause mouth sores. Usually, there is no treatment for mo...  Read Full »

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