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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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My muscle fasciculations are worsening. Is it ALS?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some symptoms that worry me a lot. I have been having muscle fasciculations all over my body (hands, arms, feet, legs, chest wall, glutes, knees, and cheek), every day, multiple times, for about half a year. Recently, (for about two weeks) they have worsened and I twitch almost ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms do not seem to be related to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Besides, at your age, this diagnosis would be exceptional. I agree with your doctor that benign fasciculation syndrome seems to be the...  Read Full »

How to manage back pain due to improper posture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am a medical student and has been experiencing some thoracic back pain for the last one year or so. I have no history of back, cervical or MSK problems. I have not had any imaging of my spine. Admittedly, I do not have the best posture. During most of the day ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for a comprehensive description and your picture marking out the point of pain (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Couple of possibilities are there. First is this could be due to poor posture. From the picture this is subjective. You have slightly...  Read Full »

My wife has bone pain after taking Arimidex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife underwent breast cancer surgery a year back. She was then prescribed Arimidex 1 mg tablet daily. She developed sciatic neuralgia which made bending and walking extremely painful. The ayurvedic doctor who cured her ascribed it to Arimidex which robs calcium of bones.Can you recom...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sciatica is usually due to local compression over the nerve supplying legs like the one with disc prolapse. Arimidex (Anastrozole) is a hormone used for the treatment of breast cancer and can cause diffuse bone loss. That is why we give calcium and Vitamin D with these ...  Read Full »

Should I consider taking medication for my thyroid levels?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past six months, I was severely fatigued and had unstable mood swings. At my regular check up, I found out my T4 levels are borderline. I think T3 is normal, but not optimal. Here are the levels: TSH 1.73 (0.45 to 4.5) T3 2.7 (1.4 to 4.4) T4 0.83 (0.8 to 1.8) My general physici...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and understand your concerns. From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have a normal thyroid function test results. There is no need to take any medications at all. Even if you are planning a pregnancy, this result means that you do no...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter fall sick often and look weak?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 6 years old. She is physically weak. She has low immunity and falls ill often. She has a very low appetite. In order to increase her appetite, doctor prescribed us to give her Oxiron syrup. For past few days, she is not active physically and tends to lie down even while wat...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to went through your daughter's history and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to know few more details in order to give you an accurate treatment plan. 1. What makes you tell that she has low immunity? And how often she falls sick in a...  Read Full »

I have Addison's disease and feel very tired. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Addison's disease, and I am taking Hydrocortisone twice daily and Fludrocortisone one daily. I am taking a vitamin D supplement. The last endocrinologist appointment showed higher levels of antibodies in the thyroid; however, the thyroid levels remain good, and the scan reveals...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that although you have antithyroid antibodies, the thyroid function is normal, so there is nothing related to the thyroid that could be responsible for your symptoms. However, it could be attrib...  Read Full »

What are the effects of long-term Norethisterone use?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 57 year old female, and I have been taking Norethisterone for years. When I stop taking the tablet, my period comes, and I immediately start taking the pills again. I take them because I am terrified of bleeding. My doctors say that I have to come off them, and I am terrified of wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I really do not see any reason for you to worry. I feel you are taking those pills unnecessarily. By 50 to 54 years, all ladies enter their menopause. This is a time when all follicles in the ovaries are exhausted and the hormone supply to the inner lining of the uterus ...  Read Full »

My wife had a miscarriage and not conceiving since. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male and my wife is 31 years old. We got married before two years and had not planned for pregnancy. My wife's medical history is as follows. Two years before her thyroid level was near 18 and she took regular medicine. Now her thyroid level came down between 2 and 3 af...  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Detailed information given by yourself is very useful to give you further direction in the planning of the baby. Generally, apart from doing routine pre-pregnancy checks, we need to do fertility related tests, including ovulation that have egg release confirmation throu...  Read Full »

I have low vitamin D levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday I took blood tests for hemogram, fasting sugar, and vitamin D. My vitamin D is too low. It is lower than 3. I have tiredness and joint pain too. Please suggest some medicines and diets.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. However, please attach your recent blood reports. If you are saying your vitamin D is low, then I would suggest you start supplements of vitamin D. Its deficiency can cause joint pains. I suggest you try taking capsule Lumia 60K (Cholecalcif...  Read Full »

Antidepressants are not helping me. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 65 years old, and I have seen a few psychiatrists from a young age. I have taken a lot of antidepressants. In the past, I have been on Anafranil, Zoloft, Aropax, Cymbalta, Pristiq, Lithium, Avanza, Amitryptiline, Allegron, Tofranil, and Luvox. I have not been on any antipsychotic o...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the testosterone levels are low, then it needs to be treated. Also, you get a thyroid profile test, and vitamin D levels as a problem in them can also present similarly. There are plenty of treatment options available. You can discuss with your treating psychiatri...  Read Full »

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