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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What condition results in small cut like lines on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, My tongue feels numb and dry every morning. When I eat some food recently my mouth started to burn. Then, I noticed some small cut like lines on the top of my tongue. Then do not hurt unless the food is hot. They sting if I eat certain foods. I am extremely concerned.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sending across the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having a fissured tongue. It is quite harmless. This is usually hereditary, but can occur in people as age progresses. This does not require any medication unless you ha...  Read Full »

Does the outcome of ACL surgery get affected by the patient's weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to get an operation for ACL injury. After how many days of operation will I walk normally and do bike riding? How fast will I recover? My weight is 80 kg. Is there any problem for quick recovery with this weight? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the ACL surgery, if the surgery goes well, usually you will start walking with the long knee brace from the second day of the surgery. Normally, you will be able to walk on your own after six to eight weeks of surgery. You can ride a bike after two to three months ...  Read Full »

Please help me understand my blood results.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with anemia due to heavy periods. I was told to double up my Iron supplements. My iron is already high and ferritin is low. My binding is not even registering. My results are as follows. Ferritin 8.0 ng/mL, iron 333 ug/dL, iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation n...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query my opinion is as follows: The values are very rare. However, I will try to help you to the best of my knowledge. Ferritin is the storage form of iron. Serum iron is high, as you are on iron supplements. The body will take longer period of time, usuall...  Read Full »

After severe coughing fits my son got subconjunctival hemorrhage. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 5-year-old son has had a pretty bad cough that we are treating and he is improving. Last night, he had some pretty severe coughing fits, but we got through those with herbal tea, cough drops, and a small spoonful of honey. When we got up this morning, and I looked at him I was alar...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history and the photos attached to the question. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The photos show sub-conjunctival hemorrhage as rightly thought by you. This is because of the collection of blood under the conjunctiva. This occurs m...  Read Full »

What causes fading purple-like patches on arms and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 62 years old. She has purple-like patches on her arms and legs as shown in the attached picture. She said that she has it for over three to four years and these patches fade in a few days once they appear. My mother also has diabetes and hypertension. She is using some antib...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother's condition seems to be senile purpura. Senile purpura is a common benign condition characterized by recurrent formation of purple ecchymoses (bruises) on the extens...  Read Full »

Why is my mother's Hb low even after taking Orofer XT?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's iron levels are low. Four months back too we had done her blood tests and got to know that her iron levels are low. She had Orofer XT for two months, but still they seem to be low. Also, she had a urinary infection a week back and took a course of antibiotics for that. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Her iron absorption seems to be less. Improvement with vitamin C supplements could be helpful. Iron absorption improves with vitamin C rich diet or citric acid rich fruits. She need to avoid diet factors which are ...  Read Full »

What are the 10 rules girls with glowing skin follow?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the 10 rules girls with glowing skin follow?   Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. They drink plenty of water that keeps skin hydrated and fresh. 2. Fresh fruits and antioxidant diet. 3. Avoidance of sunlight and proper sunprotection. 4. Use of Vitamin C cream on regular basis. 5. Good moisturizer application to prevent from capping and weather...  Read Full »

Why do I look 40 years old when I am only 29?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male, who looks like a 40 year old. I have aged very poorly. What caused this to happen? What can I do to look my proper age?  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early aging can be a consequence of multiple factors. The most important ones are sun exposure, poor nutrition, improper sleep, bad lifestyle habits, and poor regular care of the skin. Excessive sun exposure damages the normal texture of the skin by altering the collage...  Read Full »

Will intake of 2500 mg vitamin C during early pregnancy, harm the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old, and 6 weeks pregnant. I forgot to take my vitamin C supplement this morning and now I took about 2500 mg. I am worried about the baby because I do not want this to cause any damage to my baby.  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, prenatal vitamins contain vitamin C and you do not need to take any extra supplement. It is better to take it in your diet in the form of citrus fruits and vegetables. However, there are different studies and some recommend a higher dose in pregnancy but the...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with narcolepsy. How to confirm it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17-year-old with height 5'8" and weight 118. My doctor has clinically diagnosed me with narcolepsy. He said that I show every sign and symptom I did not meet the requirements on the MSLT. He believes that I still have it. He did blood work, and my iron and vitamin C came back low....  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the diagnosis is made based on the patient's history of complaints, examination done by the doctor and supported by investigations. The investigations most of the time play a crucial role for example if I suspect diabetes in a patient and his blood sugar test...  Read Full »

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