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Vitamin C

Vitamin C, otherwise called ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant. It is vital for many functions in the body like collagen formation, iron absorption, wound healing, and maintaining the bones and cartilages. Taking vitamin C supplements is known to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases, reduces blood pressure, and prevents iron-deficiency anemia.

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How to get the black line off my nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a horizontal black line on my nose from the past seven years. During the time of menses, it looks lighter, but on the other days, it looks darker. I applied everything from lemon juice, potato juice, cucumber, kojic cream, etc. But nothing works. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concern may be post inflammatory hyper pigmentation or melasma. I suggest you try Lumacip plus (a combination of Fluocinolone topical, Hydroquinone topical and Tretinoin topical) cream. It is a triple combination cream. You can apply the cream on the pigmentatio...  Read Full »

How can I clean and detox my blood after breathing wood smoke?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very sensitive to wood smoke. The particle smaller than PM 2.5 or smallest ultrafine particles in wood smoke can behave like gases and can pass through the lungs and reaches the bloodstream directly. I have an increase in blood viscosity level after experiencing the smoke. I can feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Our lung alveolar macrophage will do the job of clearing particles through the phagocytosis process. But when the load is over, or daily exposure is there, then phagocytosis can become defective. There is no specific drug needed for detoxification. You can practice the ...  Read Full »

I often catch cold. Please advise on preventive measures.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old female living in a cold country for a long time. I frequently suffer from colds. Can you offer advice on ways to overcome and prevent cold symptoms in such a cold-weather environment? Are there specific precautions to stay healthy during the colder seasons? Additional...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I suggest the following measures: Make sure you wear weather-appropriate clothing at all times. Keep well hydrated. Build up on immunity. Take a healthy balanced diet. Take warm fluids during winter...  Read Full »

I have fatty liver and taking medicines. When will I get cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering with fatty liver grade 2. My age is 28 years and weight is 72 kg. I am taking a medicine called Heptagon for the last two months which was given by my local doctor. I just want to know how much day it will take to cure my disease? And also any advice for me for fast re...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The fatty liver cannot be treated by medications alone. You are taking Multivitamin tablet according to history. Kindly post photo of your medication to check its content. For fatty liver, Udiliv 300 mg daily can be useful. I suggest you take low fat diet and regular...  Read Full »

I get bruises when I stop vitamin C and K tablets. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I get bruising easily. My blood reports are fine, and the bruise gets clear with vitamin C and K tablets but occurs again when I stop the medicine. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly mention since how long you have such problem? And mention the duration of the treatment. In such easy bruising case, the causes like liver disease, low platelet count, and coagulation abnormality have to be ruled out. You have investigated for that, and all the ...  Read Full »

Will EDTA affect my vitamin C and magnesium levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My calcium score is 2000. To lower it, I am taking liposomal EDTA and a chelating agent to reduce calcium deposits in arteries. But my vitamin C and magnesium levels are sharply reduced. How can I restore vitamin C and magnesium levels without stopping liposomal EDTA?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are taking the antioxidant EDTA (Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) for reducing calcium deposits in the artery, and it is helpful in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol and preventing a heart attack. Now your vitamin C and magnesium levels dropped down becau...  Read Full »

I am a 23-year-old with a medium brown skin tone, dark circles, and dark skin in my mustache area. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-years-old and my skin tone is medium brown. My concern is that I am having dark circles and dark skin on my mustache area for a long time. What should I use? Also, I want to know if Glutathione works. If yes kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As such there are no skin whitening pills. Glutathione pills are marketed as skin whitening pills, but their use is not recommended by doctors. It is essential to know how you use your sunscreen. Sunscreens with SPF (su...  Read Full »

I developed a sudden allergy to adhesives. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have developed a sudden allergy to adhesive, which I have used in the past without any issues. Additionally, I have low iron levels. I am unsure if there might be a connection between the adhesive allergy and my low iron.Please provide guidance. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read the query, and I can understand your concern.There may be a connection between your sudden adhesive allergy and your low iron levels. Iron is a crucial nutrient that is vital in the immune system's function. Low iron levels can weaken the immune system, makin...  Read Full »

I am experiencing extreme fatigue and weakness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old female, and lately, I have been experiencing extreme fatigue and weakness, significantly impacting my daily life. Could these symptoms be connected to low hemoglobin levels or an iron deficiency? What tests can be conducted to assess my hemoglobin and iron levels? If ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to, your symptoms of fatigue and weakness could be linked to low hemoglobin levels or an iron deficiency, a common type of anemia. Hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells, carries oxygen throughout the body, and iron is essential for its production. To assess your hemo...  Read Full »

What role do antioxidants play in the body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. I am writing to you with a keen interest in learning more about antioxidants and their role in promoting overall health. Could you explain what antioxidants are and how they function in the body? How do they help protect cells from damage caused by oxidati...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello. Welcome to We are delighted you have reached out to us. Antioxidants are vital compounds that safeguard cells from damage induced by oxidative stress. This stress arises from an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants within the body. Free radicals and unstable molecu...  Read Full »

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