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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How to control hair loss presenting for a long period of time?

Query: In the past week, I have been having severe hair fall. Whenever I tug my hand into the hair I"ll get about 10-20 strands of hair. Hair loss during combing and showering is even too severe. My hair growth is very slow. I used to have significant hair fall for a long period of time. My hair has bec...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Hair loss can occur due to nutritional deficiency, acute illness, stress& anxiety, thyroid disorders, anemia, hereditary or hormonal problems. So eat a healthy diet rich in vitamin b7 like nuts, seed, green vegetables, eggs, sweet potato. If you have any other medical c...  Read Full »

How to get rid of black lines on toenails?

Query: Hello doctor, I can see a very light straight black line in my toenail. And in size, it is very small. Can you help me to know why it is?  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Black lines overs toes can be due to numerous reasons, but commonly it occurs with previous trauma to the nails, which causes the breakdown of capillaries in the nail bed. It could be due to pigment deposition due to certain medications like antimalarials. It is also...  Read Full »

Will weight loss and low nutrition diet result in severe hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old male. I am 173 cm in height, and I weigh about 56 kg. My hair loss started one and a half years ago, and I am pretty sure it is because I lost a lot of weight during that time. I then quickly fixed my diet and ate rich foods. I added eggs, meat, fish, chicken, etc. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Barve

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. Your hair fall will decrease. Yes, you are right. It is due to sudden and fast weight loss. Because of that, your body has undergone stress, and your hair cycle is disturbed. It will take time to come to a normal rhythm. Keep patience. Do not take str...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my slow hair growth since childhood?

Query: Hello doctor, My hair does not grow since I was six years old. And before that, my hair growth is very slow. I have not cut my hair since I was 17 years old, fearing that it would never grow, and I am not on any medication for this. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach the picture to assess the scalp hair density. Do you have a receding hairline, diffuse hair loss, itchy, or flaky scalp? Do you experience hair thinning or dandruff? Do you have insufficient protein intake, lack of proper nutrition, vitamin deficienc...  Read Full »

What causes tingling sensations and tremors in the entire body at rest?

Query: Ive been experiencing tingling sensations around my whole body mainly in hands, arms, feet. In addition to that, also feel like pins and needles in my finger tips and toes. Been also getting tremors when laying down or sitting in a comfortable position as well as twitching in my body and weakness. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, As all ur tests are normal. I am considering blood sugar levels are also normal. There can be numerous reasons for tingling sensation and tremors during resting stage. Starts from malabsorption leading to nutrition deficiency to numerous other reasons. Your weight is also less than normal as per...  Read Full »

How to improve my body weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 26 years old. My weight has been ranging between 54 kg and 55 kg for the last four years. My height is 5'8". I am taking good food, but have lean body. What I should do? Please help me to improve my body weight. I started doing masturbation by the age of 13. I used to ejaculate for at...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I think you might be having some hormonal issue, which is the reason for your lean muscular body. So, we need to check the hormonal imbalance you are having now. For that I recommend the following tests. FBS (fasting blood sugar). PPBS (postprandial blood sugar). TS...  Read Full »

Please suggest a diet plan for my 58-year-old mother based on her reports.

Query: Please advise a diet plan for my mother aged 58 years. At present her physical activity is very very less as she is unable to walk with herself and all activities like potty, bathing etc are performed with the help of father. She takes 1-2 Roti with vegetable in the morning around 11:30 after that...  Read Full »


Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I think you have not attached all the files. The reports are not complete. Please attach the remaining pages of the report.  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 appropriat...  Read Full »

What could be the cluster white spots on tongue which do not look like ulcers?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a cluster of white spots on my tongue. I do not believe they to be ulcers as I have had them before in the past. They do not hurt and I feel no pain. I am worried that it might be something more serious. Can you confirm what it might be?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you have mentioned that you had it before also and there is no pain. I think it is either some infection like a fungal i...  Read Full »

Why do I have nausea, dizziness, and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old married female. My weight is 66 kg and height is 161 cm. I am suffering from nausea, dizziness and light headache mainly around the eyes for nearly three weeks. I am a dentist. For the last one month, I am preparing for other exams. As I have a son of 2.5 years old, I u...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First and foremost advice is stop dieting right away. You cannot bear and do not need to combine all of this with your tough routine of job, studies and family. Keep physical activity instead of going the other way around in order to lose weight or to maintain a healthy l...  Read Full »

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