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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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How could Vitamin D affect my skin? Please explain.

Query: Hello doctor, How could Vitamin-D affect my skin? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin whose primary function is to maintain calcium and phosphorus levels in our body. Vitamin D is present in certain foods like eggs, liver, shiitake mushroom. Vitamin D Synthesis also occurs in our body that starts in the skin in the pre...  Read Full »

Is calcium and vitamin D necessary to my child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 10 months old. When she was five months old, her pediatrician suggested Ostocalcium per day and one Cholecalciferol IP 60000 IU granules per month, from five month to 12 month of age that means eight dosages in eight month. Now my questions are, My wife, who is having histo...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These calcium and vitamin D supplements are important to combat vitamin D deficiency that is important for our growing bones. You can stop Cholecalciferol sachets but continue Calcium in the form of Ostocalcium or whatever you are giving. Take other precautions for exam...  Read Full »

My mother has severe pain in her knees. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 59 years old and she is having severe pain in the knee. After taking x-ray and blood tests we came to know that her vitamin D levels are low which shows 14ng /mL. Can you please suggest a cure for this? Can the pain in the legs be cured? Can you suggest a remedy to get the...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D deficiency is the most common vitamin deficiency currently faced by the population at large. In about 80 percent of urban population vitamin D is either deficient or insufficient. Your mother's problem is easily treatable by oral medications or injections. ...  Read Full »

Is vitamin D deficiency one of the reasons for psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from psoriasis for the past 24 years. I have tried a lot of ointments already. I heard one of the reasons is lack of vitamin D. Is it true? I am 54 years old now.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Psoriasis is a T-cell mediated autoimmune disorder. What you have heard about lack of Vitamin D as its cause is a myth among patients because nowadays there is a new class of topical drugs available which are analogues of Vitamin D. These reduce the excessive cell proli...  Read Full »

Do vitamin D supplements worsen constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I have vitamin D deficiency of about 6.51 ng/mL. Also, I am suffering from severe constipation with very slow bowel movement. Currently, I am taking ayurveda medicine for the fissure. Can vitamin D supplement make constipation worse? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D supplement has to be taken once a week. The most easily available one is capsule Uprise D3 60 k. To address constipation, I recommend the following measures. Firstly, consider getting a thyroid function test done, as hypothyroidism could be a potential cause...  Read Full »

Will vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy affect baby growth?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 29 years old and we have a 5 year old son. It was a premature delivery in the 34th week and it was a normal delivery. After that, she had three abortions and all are because of no fetal growth and heartbeat. Currently, she is 10 weeks pregnant. Her recent ultrasound scan sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The vitamin D levels are in deficient range and vitamin B12 levels are normal. There is no need to discontinue the pregnancy due to these values. Vitamin D supplementation will help to have adequate levels in baby. I suggest vitamin D supplementation Calcirol sachet...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe lower back pain after waking up?

Query: Hello doctor,My problem is, I wake up in the morning and feel a severe pain in the lower back. Please tell me the solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is known that during sleep our back muscles relax. So, back pain is particularly felt early in the morning due to a degenerative or inflammatory disease of the spinal elements. Also, an awkward sleeping position may aggravate this symptom. Follow these simple steps:...  Read Full »

I have back pain after I bent to pick something while coughing. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old, and two days ago, I bent over to pick something up and coughed simultaneously. I got a shooting pain in the bottom of my spine, which still hurts when I move. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This is due to nerve impingement in the spine. Kindly follow the instructions for back pain: Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid arching your back. Instead, bend your knees to pick up something from the floor. Avoid sitting for long hours....  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for hyperparathyroid condition?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 71 years old. She started having joint and bone pain. She has osteoporosis and she recently took retest last year. Her doctor did some blood tests and then sent her to see both an endocrinologist and a rheumatologist. He thinks it is hyperparathyroid. The rheumatologi...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Joint pain, bone pain and osteoporosis are very frequently seen in hyperparathyroidism. But the very essential component in the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism is serum parathormone (PTH) levels which need to be elevated. It can be normal in the case of secondary hyper...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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