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Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements provide nutrients that you might not consume in sufficient amounts. They contain vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. It helps to increase energy levels, boosts mood, and improves mental acuity. It helps to manage several health conditions in the body.

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My eosinophil, WBC and vitamin B12 levels are high. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I did a full blood workup, and my eosinophil count, WBC, and B12 levels are high. I am a chronic sufferer of pouchitis. My creatinine and BUN levels are normal, like all other levels. I often take many supplements daily. Can you please help me? I am scared.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your B12 level can be high due to an intake of many supplements that contains B12 within it. Your eosinophil count can be considered very high. Usually, it is elevated in the case of al...  Read Full »

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 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....  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 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 acid...  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 at...  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I am deficient of vitamin B12. How to improve it using tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old male. My weight is 231.48 Ibs, and my height is 6'3". I have done a blood test recently, and I have a B12 of 156 pg/mL. My nail (light black with dark longitudinal lines) looks darker than usual. My doctor suggests me an injection therapy. But I am willing to have some t...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per the laboratory report, you have a deficiency of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin required for the normal functioning of the body organs especially the nervous sys...  Read Full »

Please explain the use of supplements to increase longevity.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I am interested in increasing longevity. I have read scriptures where people lived for more than 100 years. And even in their olden ages, they looked pristine. I also read about some trials on mice using essential amino acids like Isoleucine to increase their l...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. People indeed lived more than a hundred years, and you and I have seen our close ones living up to a hundred years. It depends on your lifestyle and food intake during the earlier days. There was no chemical in food, which could be why people...  Read Full »

Kindly advise regarding suitable supplements for good health.

Query: Hello doctor,I am interested in incorporating vitamins and supplements into my regimen to support my health as I age. I seek guidance on organizing a supplement schedule that is safe and does not harm my body. Is there a recommended protocol for cycling supplements, including periods of rest between...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are elated to have you onboard at icliniq. I appreciate your good thoughts. But you need to understand that excess and less of any vitamin is not good for health. Please let me know what physical problems you have. According to that, I will guide you about ...  Read Full »

Does a recurring patch on my tongue mean cancer or HPV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old, not an athlete or obese. During resting, especially at night, my heart rate is as low as 50 bpm. I feel perfectly fine; the only way I notice it is by checking it. During the day, I checked it, and it was 85 bpm. While at work and exercising, it gets up to 150 bpm....  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have been working out extensively, like going to the gym or running, it can cause a lower heart rate than others. Your heart rate naturally drops in sleep or when you are more rested than when you are physically active. The fact that you have been able to incr...  Read Full »

Do I need liver supplements while taking Depakote?

Query: Hello doctor, Are there any liver supplements that I can take while on Risperdal and Depakote?  Read Full »

Dr. Surabhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The side effects of Depakote (Sodium valproate) on the liver are quite common and well known. It does cause an increase in liver enzymes level and symptoms like weakness, lethargy, jaundice (yellowing of skin and sclera), loss of appetite - all due to its effect on the ...  Read Full »

My blood reports show a low blood cell count. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some red and purple dots on my stomach and hand. I have been sick for a long time and I lost my weight. My immune system is really bad. I had my blood test done and the result shows that the white blood cells are low at 3.9 and the red blood cells are 3.7. Also, my absolute monocyte...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Looking at the various counts, WBC (white blood cells) count is just around normal. While the RBC - red blood cells seems to be affected and based on the symptoms, it appears platelets could be affected. As the platelet c...  Read Full »

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