Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 is normally found in animal-based foods, like meat, egg, fish, milk, and dairy, so most vegetarians suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. The symptoms are tiredness, feeling lightheaded, pale skin, tingling sensation, muscle weakness, etc.

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How do you overcome vitamin D and vitamin B12 deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor,I have vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficiency.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. What made you do the test for vitamin levels? You have only mentioned deficiency. Can you send me the blood reports to help you better? Thanks.  Read Full »

Even after two years of C-section, I have back and joint pain. How to treat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I am a mother of a 2 year old boy. After cesarean delivery, I had back and joint pain problem. I thought that once I stop my breastfeeding my problem will resolve. But, it persists still. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need calcium supplements daily. You also need to be exposed to direct sunlight for quarter an hour three times a week before noon. Also, you need Vitamin B 12 supplements. It will take around three months of supplements to compensate the deficiencies caused by breastf...  Read Full »

I feel fragile after sleeping. How to overcome my ongoing depression symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old male. I feel extremely weak after sleeping in the afternoon on weekends. And even after taking breakfast I feel sleepy, and I sleep off. I got a kidney transplant done five years back, and I am under psychiatric treatment from the past 15 years. I currently take the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You are on 20 mg Nexito (Escitaprolam), Modafinil 25 mg, and 25 mg Quetiapine, even with these medicines, your symptoms are persistent. So, some minor changes in medicines will help you to come out of these symptoms. In suggest try takin...  Read Full »

What should be done for vitamin D and vitamin B12 deficiency?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got the test report from the laboratory today. I want to consult doctors from different fields on that basis to see where the problem is. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and everything looks fine except for vitamin D3 and vitamin B12 deficiency, and minor infection signs are present...  Read Full »

Why do I have high hemoglobin and hematocrit values?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I have a history of celiac disease and a past medical history of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a stage 2 cervical lymph node and tumors in my chest. I had a blood test last week which showed B12 and folic acid deficiency, raised hemoglobin of 161 and raised hematocrit of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having celiac disease in which because of malabsorption vitamin B12 deficiency and folate deficiency can occur. This deficiency also can be developed if polycythemia present in which proliferation more. Here hemoglobin and HCT is high as per history. Hence if it i...  Read Full »

Are sublingual supplements more effective in treating Vitamin B12 deficiency with neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with Vitamin B12 deficiency two weeks ago (level was 112 pg/mL). I had pins and needles, burning and tingling sensation in my hands and feet. I visited a local doctor here, and the doctor advised me to take weekly injections (1000 mcg) for three weeks and then oral supple...  Read Full »

Dr. Upendra K Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The diagnosis of a Vitamin B12 deficiency following gastritis with neuropathy is compatible with this clinical scenario. I would like to know the nerve conduction study report. Here the Vitamin B12 deficiency is due to decreased secretion of intrinsic factor from th...  Read Full »

Will a back injury cause scoliosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I sustained a back injury three years ago. I was standing on the staircase of a bar when a large woman lost her balance, she grabbed and twisted my arm while placing her full body weight on my back. I have had recurrent muscle spasms all the way down to my back ever since, and I have t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your MRI scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and find that there is no large disc bulge either in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. The scoliosis is there, but it is not causing any significant nerve compression or condition relating ...  Read Full »

My wife's blood reports show high thyroid and eosinophils. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my wife had a blood test. We found in the report that her thyroid and eosinophils increased. Recently she was sick because of throat infection. She always has throat infection and fever and due to that she gets sick every time. Even after she was out from fever, sometimes she...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her eosinophil count is high, also Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) is high. Her cholesterol levels are fine (though they are highlighted in the report). TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormon...  Read Full »

Do yellow skin on the bottom of the face and around the mouth for six months indicate sallow skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had yellow skin on the bottom of my face and around my mouth for at least six years or maybe longer. I have no idea what it is caused by or what it is. It does not look good. I am attaching the pictures. I am not under any medication. Kindly guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Do you have any history of atopy? Dry, scaly skin type? Do you have seborrhea? Is there any aggravation factor? Is there winter aggravation? Is it itchy? Is it burning? Is it a pa...  Read Full »

Will the FODMAP diet cause full-body aches during the night?

Query: Hi doctor, My body hurts at night when I try to sleep. It hurts whether I have had any exercise or not. Even when I do exercise, it probably is not sufficient. Tylenol usually helps. I have digestive issues and am trying the FODMAP diet (for the past week), but I cannot tell if it is helping yet. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First of all, I would suggest you send me your blood reports, and I will go through them once and let you know. Another thing is such weakness is due to Vitamin deficiencies such as B12 or D3. So have to test these two, and then treatment can ...  Read Full »

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