Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. It helps to have normal vision, immunity, and reproduction. It also aids in the good functioning of the heart, lungs, and other organs. The best sources of vitamin A are cold liver oil, eggs, orange and vegetables, broccoli, and green leafy vegetables. It is good to take less than 3000 mcg of vitamin A daily.

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Can I grow any longer by taking HGH?

Query: Hi doctor, Can I grow any longer? I am 16 years old. My parents' heights are about 5'5" and 5'0" and my sister is 5'1". I had my knee's and hand's X-ray and both of them are fused. Since then I have grown only an inch or two. I was 5'1" back then now I am like 5'3" or 5'4" in morning. I have been ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you would like to grow taller. Well, your predicted height according to your parents' height is expected to be 5'5". Even if your X-ray shows that your bones have fused it is still possible for ...  Read Full »

How to improve a baby's immunity?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is almost 9 months now. She is gaining good weight and height. What should I include in her diet chart to boost immunity, height and make her complexion bright? Please provide a good dietary solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Congratulations for having the little miracle. I guess she is breastfed. If that is correct, then she got plenty from her mom. Regarding the diet, the important point is to make sure that she gets all essential nutrients. Add diet rich in vitamin C, E and A, fruits li...  Read Full »

How is night blindness managed?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has night blindness and his overall vision is very bad. He is taking some medication to keep his vision from degrading. He has been given advise to try Ocuvite lutein and I am not sure whether that is a good product for him. I am not aware of the side effects associated with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Night blindness at this age is very unlikely. This is mostly seen in children due to vitamin A deficiency. First thing is we need to diagnose his condition. At this age night blindness can be due to to retinal problems like retinitis pigmentosa (genetic disorder in...  Read Full »

Can a person with fatty liver take vitamin A and D supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. I have low vitamin A and D levels. I have a fatty liver for few months. Is it safe to take vitamin A and D supplements with liver disease? What is the highest dose to be taken? I do not know whether it is a simple fatty liver or it has progressed to NASH and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your vitamin A level is in the marginal range. Having a range less than 0.7 umol/L or 0.5 umol/L is considered low and up to 1.05 umol/L is considered marginal. So, you need to take some supplements at a low dose. Taking up to 10,000 units daily is unlikely to cause any...  Read Full »

Is vitamin A harmful during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently found out I am pregnant. I am currently terrified because I have been taking high doses of multivitamins, which contains lots of vitamin A. I took a handful of my son's vita-gummies for at least two months. They are sundown kids multivitamins. I estimate that I may have taken ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Based on your LMP, you are 3 weeks + 6 days. So if you interrupted them three to four weeks ago, the conception has not even occurred. I checked a sundown kids supplements, and a gummy contains 1000 IU vitamin A. And a maximum dose ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of a painless flat dot on nose due to pimple popping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a non-painful, flat, red dot on the bridge of my nose. It is about the size of a pencil eraser. It does not ooze, there is no heat, and it is not textured differently from the rest of my face. The only difference between it and the skin around it is the color. I originally thou...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a scar mark. Use Nexglow cream at night for 20 days, Aziderm 10 percent cream at daytime for 20 days, and Ahaglow face wash twice daily for 20 days. Take tablet Limcee 500 mg once daily for 30 days. Any history of atopy or allergies? Any history of photosens...  Read Full »

I experience hair loss only in a particular area. What kind of hair loss is this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I experience hair loss in a particular area. The rest of the hair is fine and fairly thick. I just want to know, what type of hair loss is this considered to be? What stage is it at? If untreated, how bad can it get, what can we expect it to look like or b...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is frontal hair loss. It will be of great help if you can send me a picture taking from above. This kind of hair loss is commonly due to pollution, dust exposure and wrong combing met...  Read Full »

My kid's eyeball size is quite big.What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday we had a consultation with an eye doctor for my kid. After diagnosis the doctor said "kid's eyeball size is quite big". He also said left and right eye have  "-4" power (not cylindrical) and retina is good. He also added that, at this stage we cannot do any thing and asked ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that your kid is having myopia (short sight). In myopia the eyeball size will be larger and no need to be worried about it. Since his retina is good he will do well. This is a commonly seen problem in children. This re...  Read Full »

I see some flying corpuscles in my vision. Is this a nerve issue?

Query: Hi doctor, On certain surfaces like light or plain background and dark surface I see some flying corpuscles in my vision. My eye check-up is normal including retina check. Doctors said because of this isolated symptom one cannot suspect any nerve problem. When I wake up at night, these flying corp...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This symptom is very common in many normal individuals. It is said to be due to altered blood supply to eye in cases like anemia. Many people get tiny flashes moving around after they get up from sleep. You need not be bothered unless there is decreased vision. You can t...  Read Full »

Can I get my acne scars permanently cured without any medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old boy with a face full of acne scars. I have it for the last two years. I have tried many home remedies but did not consult a doctor. They got cured to some extent in the last two to three months or so but have now started reappearing. I want a permanent cure wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nowadays, acne is considered physiological and a natural phenomenon rather pathological. Around 95% of the world population would have acne at some point in life.  Getting into your case, you are 20 years old, it is the active age of acne. It starts a...  Read Full »

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