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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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For the past four months, my menstrual cycle was not right. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. For the past four months, my menstrual cycle was not right. It lasted a whole month and was heavy by the end, and it stopped after I took some vitamin C. Then, after one month, it started again and lasted for two weeks (stopped after I got some vitamin C agai...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At the age of 21 years, possibilities for such irregular cycles are, 1. You have severe physical or mental stress in any form, which would interfere with regular normal ovulation and periods will be haphazard. Try to reduce stress with meditation, breaks, etc. 2. I...  Read Full »

Will vitamin C pills interfere with the action of emergency contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My last menstruation period started on June 17 and ended around June 22. I had unprotected sex on July 5 where my partner came inside me because he could not withdraw. I took Trust pill ( Ethinyl Estradiol + Levonorgestrel + Ferrous Fumarate) as an emergency contraceptive around an ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me start by saying that vitamin C per se does not decrease the estrogen efficacy in the pills you have taken, in fact it increases the thrombotic effect of estrogen. So do not worry about its reaction with the pill. However, the regime you...  Read Full »

I have different skin tones in my body along with dark and light spots. I also have contact dermatitis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a question about skincare. My skin has been damaged from the sun and inconsistent moisturizing. I used to only do it once in a while, but not daily. My body is brown, but my arms and legs are dark. I have two tones of skin color, with light and dark spots. Also, I get contact dermat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can take a Vitamin C tablet if you wish, but glutathione is not recommended. The body will take time to come back to its natural color. You have a double color because of tanning. So do not worry. Just cover your face and arms while goi...  Read Full »

My 78-year-old diabetic mother, who is bedridden, developed bedsore in the buttock area. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is 78 years old, diabetic, and taking medications for her condition. She has been bedridden for the past four months and has developed a bedsore wound in the buttock area (photo attached). She was admitted to the hospital for the last 10 days due to a urinary infection and ele...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. It seems to be a pressure-related bed sore (an ulcerative form of erosion). To prevent further issues, avoid friction and pressure on the site. Proper antiseptic precautions are necessary to prevent additional infections. Lifelong surveillance ...  Read Full »

Is bronchitis a contagious disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister got bronchitis, and she went to the hospital, and they told her it was not contagious, and they sent her back to work after two days. I decided to do my research, and I came to find out that it is contagious. I am distraught because she was around my 2-year-old child and me. I s...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Bronchitis means inflamed bronchi (the tubes that carry air to the lungs). There are many causes of bronchitis. It can be acute or chronic. A viral infection mainly causes acute bronchitis, but smoke and che...  Read Full »

What is the ideal Glutathione dosage for skin brightening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, 6 feet tall, and weigh around 165 pounds. I recently consulted a dermatologist for Glutathione injections. My dermatologist suggested an intravenous drip (1200 mg Glutathione and 8000 mg vitamin C), but I am unsure about how safe is it to have 8000 mg of vitamin C in one ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. The injectable formulation dose recommended is 600 to 1200 mg once or twice a week, but various adverse effects are reported with the intravenous route due to possibilities of overdose toxicity or may be...  Read Full »

Can Vitamin C overdose cause pain in the lower abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, The period cycle of my wife is usually 30 to 32 days. The last period was before two months and 21 days. And, we had unprotected sex on her sixth day of periods. After 26 days in the same month, she got her periods. She got her periods in the same month we had sex. But, in the next month...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vitamin C does not usually cause pain in the lower abdomen, but yes, if they are premenstrual cramps, they cannot be ruled out. The chances of pregnancy are minimal as she already had her menses in the month you had sex, and the urine pregnancy tests are negative. Th...  Read Full »

Why do I have low vitamin C levels despite taking supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my vitamin C levels checked in the past two months. Both times, the test results showed below normal values. I am taking liposomal vitamin C supplements that have a bioavailability of 98 %. What is the reason for the low levels despite taking supplements? Also, can you kindly su...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Vitamin C deficiency can cause symptoms like lassitude and scurvy. The best way to get vitamin C is through your diet. Fresh (organic) fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids that work synergistically to support t...  Read Full »

I have been trying to have a child for the past few years, and have low sperm count. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been trying to have a child for the past two years and six months. My wife has done all the necessary check-ups, and now we discovered that the problem is actually in my body. Our gynecologist suggested insemination, but she said the sperm count was not enough for insemination, s...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. To improve your fertility, you should take more fruits and vegetables, reduce smoking and alcohol, stay away from heat and chemicals, and do not use the laptop on your lap. If you do, then put it on a cushion on your lap. Also, if you are obe...  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 260.14 Ibs. 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 ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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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