Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the absorption of calcium in the body. The sources of vitamin D are sunlight, cord liver oil, cheese, egg yolks, fatty fish (tuna and salmon), etc. Insufficient vitamin D in the diet and less sun exposure can cause rickets.

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Why is my 1.8-year-old baby not crawling yet?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby girl is 1.8 years old. All her activities are normal. But, she did not crawl yet. She can sit in bed from a lying position and stand by holding something for 10 minutes. She is not stepping forward. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your daughter is having some delay in walking. We expect them to achieve this function by 12 or 13 months. Does she recognize parents? Can she hear and say some words with meaning? As you said that her activities are normal, I presume yes. So, maybe she has a delay in...  Read Full »

Can I continue giving my 20-day-old baby vitamin drops?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 days old. She is having loose motion from yesterday night. She passed loose stools for about 8 to 9 times between 8 PM to 3 AM. Only a few days back, we started giving multivitamin drops and vitamin D drops. After having that she seemed to struggle while passing motion ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Kiran Malhotra

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Exclusively breastfed babies do not need medications. Continue vitamin D drops. Breastfed babies can pass 10 to 12 golden yellow stools in a day (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please do exclusive breastfeeding for six months and give its many advantag...  Read Full »

Why do I find it difficult to lose weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old woman. My height is 5'3" and weight is 147lbs. I do not have a child yet, but will be trying to conceive soon. I am a vegan and eat healthy. I workout five days a week and sometimes will go for a 5 km runs around two to three times a week as well. I went off my birth co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only evident abnormality is low vitamin D levels, which need to be improved. They do have a role in maintaining a healthy ovulation, follicular growth and also a healthy bone mass m...  Read Full »

Will excess intake of vitamin D and calcium cause weakness, dizziness and tingling sensation?

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking Vitamin D and calcium more than I should have in the beginning of the year. Later on, I started to feel weak and dizzy at work, my feet and hands tingle and would go pale and my neck in the thyroid area started to hurt. I have been to the doctor to have blood work, bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In your attached Hb electrophoresis report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), abnormal hemoglobin is not present. So you are not having any abnormal hemoglobinopathy. Your main complaint is weakness, dizziness, and tingling. So anemia, B12 deficiency, th...  Read Full »

Can thalassemia minor be treated?

Query: Health Query : I have thalassemia minor in the blood and I would like to know if there is a final treatment for it and if not, then what would you advise me to improve my health? Symptoms : Paleness,Hair loss&Rapid Fatigue Medication : Folic Acid tablets & Vitamin D capsules (Would like to know h...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq, Well according to your history and complaints I would like to ingorm you that a sure shot cure for this for thalassemia minor is not there at present but yes many treatments for major thalassemias are there which are not at all needed in minor forms. Yes symptomatic treatment...  Read Full »

What are SGOT and SGPT?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tested for SGPT and SGOT. The result indicates that I have SGPT 214 and SGOT 197. Now what shall I do? Please suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to  Read Full »

How is knee swelling treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 50 years old. He has swelling in left knee and some liquid is coming out of the knee. He consulted an orthopedic doctor and he prescribed some tests and medicine to him. Also, the doctor said his bones are weak. Please explain me what should I do know. Also, let me know wheth...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After seeing the clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it appears to be synovitis of the knee joint. At the age of 50, osteoarthritis being the most common cause of synovitis. It is not advisable to start with steroid small 6 mg tablet. Is your...  Read Full »

How is arthritis treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried for my 63 years old elder sister who is almost bedridden now due to the following ailments. She has severe pain in the stomach (started two months ago), knee pain for four years and swollen legs for three years. Doctors are of the opinion that she is suffering from severe ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think that she has rheumatoid arthritis (not just simple arthritis). It would be very helpful if you say which joints are involved. Is she stiff in the morning? How long it takes for the stiffness to go away? There are medications for this condition which are gentle ...  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 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 »

What is the waiting period for complete closure of anterior fontanelle in babies?

Query: Hello doctor, My granddaughter is 17 months and one week old. She was a term baby born out of a normal vaginal delivery. She weighed 3 kg during birth and was 2.8 kg when we were discharged from the hospital four days later. She was exclusively breastfed for six months, after which we introduced so...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what you mentioned, your kid seems completely normal you do not have to worry. You should add supplemental calcium, and Vitamin D drops. Also by 17 months, she should be able to walk. Warning signs that you should watch for are persistent vomiting, fits or delayed ...  Read Full »

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