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Please suggest supplements or vitamins for older adults.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about the supplements or vitamins highly recommended for elderly persons of more than 65 years of age in both men and women. My father is a smoker and alcoholic. My mother suffers from back or groin pain. She uses to have a massage or painkillers. She cannot keep her finge...  Read Full »


Dr. Sehrawat Manisha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common causes of joint and body pain. It can further lead to calcium deficiency. Taking fish oil in the diet helps a lot. I suggest your parents to do some blood tests to rule out the cause behind these persistent aches in joints. Hyp...  Read Full »

What can I do to help my excessive hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I am experiencing excessive hair loss. What could be the possible reason for this? What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This type of hair loss could be due to female pattern hair loss or telogen effluvium. I need to ask you a few questions. Do you get your periods regularly? Did you fall sick or any illness (5-6 months) before this hair fall started? Do you have any thyroid diseas...  Read Full »

What can cause white spot on the gum?

Query: Hello doctor, I just noticed a white spot on my gum, not anywhere near my teeth. I am scared of it.  Read Full »


Dr. Arya Kaushik Bharat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on the information you have provided, it looks like an ulcer. It is a common ailment found in most people. For a definitive diagnosis, I will need some more information. Since wh...  Read Full »

Will my son be short as I am short?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 9 years 1 month old. His height is 119.5 cm and weight is 25.5 kg. He is a very normal and healthy boy. My height is 5 feet 5 inches and my wife's height is 5 feet. I am worried about his height? Please explain me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son's weight is fine and height is on the lower side. The body mass index is fine, but could be better. Height usually depends on a few things like the height of the parents genetically related, delay in height spurt and undernutrition. But...  Read Full »

What are the white circular band seen around the tip of my nail?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed something different on the tip of the nails. At the tip of all nails a band of half white color has formed and it is going around the circumference of the nail horizontally. They are not an exact horizontal line, but a circular band around the tip of the nail. I am also att...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the details provided, it seems as onycholysis. It means your nail tip is loosened from your nail bed underneath. In your case it is very mild and probably due to cutting nails too short. There is nothing much to worry about at present. It is also unlikely to be relat...  Read Full »

Why do I not put on weight even after using appetizers?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 23. But, I weigh only 37 kg for 158 cm height. My parents consulted different medical practitioners, but nothing worked out. Appetizers did not work too. I do not have strong immunity. I get fever often. No one in my family is lean other than me. They all have normal weight. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a height of 158 cm, your ideal weight should be between 56 to 60 kg. You can definitely gain weight. First of all, I would suggest you to rule out any chronic disease by carrying out complete blood count, chest x-ray, thyroid hormone profile, liver function tests and...  Read Full »

Please suggest a diet plan for type 2 diabetes.

Query: Hello doctor, I have type 2 diabetes. I am 29 years old. My height is 5'7" and weight is 58 kg. 34 days back I gave blood tests. My fasting blood sugar was 313, postprandial 599, HbA1c-14.9, T3 109.6, T4-12.30, vitamin D-6.2 and TSH-2.29. After five days, I consulted a doctor and he gave me medicin...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I am surprised why have you stopped taking medicines? Medication does not cure diabetes; they control it and hence do keep continuing medications. Coming to your diabetic diet: You need to eat food in small quantities, but frequently. Avoid swe...  Read Full »

Can a 4-year-old take Omega-3 fish oil capsules?

Query: Hi doctor, Can Omega-3 fish oil capsules be given to a 4 year 2 months old boy? In what dosage should it be given? Does Omega-3 fish oil capsules and DHA control focal seizure? Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Omega-3 fish oil adult preparations cannot be used in small children. There are special preparations for children with various flavors. And also it should not be used without prescription. There is no evidence that it can be used to prevent focal seizures. It is a nutr...  Read Full »

Is Nurokind-LC for leg cramps safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 35 weeks pregnant. She is currently taking iron tablets twice a day (three weeks back she did Hb test, and it was 9 g/dL) and calcium tablets. She has occasional leg cramps, especially when waking up. Last week her gynecologist prescribed her Nurokind-LC twice a day for two...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is usually dilutional anemia at this stage of pregnancy and the requirement is much more. She has been prescribed Nurokind-LC tablet because of cramps in the legs as it is a neurovitamin and also for prophylaxis of megaloblastic anemia as it contains folic aci...  Read Full »

Is nail discoloration during pregnancy something to worry about?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26 year old female. I am 18 weeks pregnant. Recently, I have noticed a dark line on one of my finger nails going down from the skin edge to the tip. Is this anything to worry about?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly our heartiest congratulations on your pregnancy. We wish you all the very best of health. You need not worry about the dark line on your nails. Pregnancy causes a lot of hormonal changes in your body. It also causes increased melanin deposition in your body, wh...  Read Full »

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