Vitamin D Deficiency

Low levels of vitamin D can make the bones brittle, thin, and malformed. Vitamin D deficiency is the primary reason for rickets in children. The signs and symptoms of rickets are thinning of the skull bone, bowlegs, knock-knees, beaded chest, distorted hip bone, and kyphoscoliosis.

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My wife has gained weight after pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 20 years old. Her weight is 59.5 kg and height is 4'9". Our baby is 15 months. His diet includes breastfeeding and solid food. My wife has post pregnancy overweight, especially in belly, buttocks and thighs. She eats a lot, but feels tired, exhausted and sleepy.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanchari Majumder

Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, you should do proper diagnosis of your wife. This problem may be due to stress, hyperthyroid and vitamin D deficiency. Proper diet with exercise help your wife to make her body reshape if the above tests are normal. You did not mention the type of delivery. Is ...  Read Full »

Are Vitamin D3 supplements recommended for newborns?

Query: Hi doctor, I am breastfeeding a 4-month-old baby, and my vitamin D3 is 3 ng\mL (reports attached). Could you suggest some medicine for me that will not affect my baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I went through your lab report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are deficient in vitamin D3. In fact, most women are deficient in vitamin D due to lack of exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D3 supplements in breastfeeding wome...  Read Full »

Why do I have deranged levels of SGOT, SGPT, homocysteine, and vitamin D?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a recent complete blood checkup. In the report, the levels of SGOT, SGPT, homocysteine and vitamin D levels are abnormal. I have attached the report. The values of SGPT and SGOT are on the higher side, whereas the values of homocysteine, HDL and vitamin D are below normal. Please re...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your reports are almost normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no need to worry. Coming to the rise in SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase), the value is significant only when there is mor...  Read Full »

Does vitamin D deficiency cause head rush for a moment with imbalance in body?

Query: Hi doctor, I have head rush for a moment and it becomes fine after a second. I checked my blood pressure and it was 130/70 mm Hg. My TSH was high with a value of 10.6 mIU/L. It seems to be a second imbalance. I took Petril for eight days. I was diagnosed with anxiety and stress disorder. When I tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to The second imbalance occurs due to vitamin D deficiency and it occurs mostly in people who stay and work indoors. Petril (Clonazepam) can give you relief as it reduces neurotransmitters. This problem is not related to blood pressure and anxiety. It is caused due to vita...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain on the left side above the breast bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having some chest pain issues. When I push above my left breast bone it hurts in only one spot. I have also have a feeling like something is moving around in my chest and sometimes it feels like my chest hair is moving when it is not. There has also been a internal tremor lik...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long have you been on these medicines? Because their side effects may be responsible for some of your symptoms. Did you undergo vitamin D testing ever? On listening to your symptoms, it does not appear like a major issue. There is a significant component of obes...  Read Full »

Kindly analyze my attached reports and advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male. My height is 6'1" and weight is 120 kg. I had blood tests and need your advice on preventive health care and preventive medication, if any. I am looking forward for your guidance and advice. I am obese since birth with a family history of obesity. I do not have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. I have evaluated your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there are two main issues. They are deranged lipid profile and vitamin D deficiency. I would recommend to continue vitamin D supplement and following for cholestero...  Read Full »

Will taking Vitamin D supplements help with my muscle twitchings and stiffness?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had muscle twitching everywhere in my body for the past seven months. I had low levels of vitamin D and taking supplements for three months. The twitching has gotten better for sure. However, I have had hand and feet cramps and stiffness. Now freaking out thinking I have got atro...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms. What is your age? Since when you started to have muscle twitches? Is it for seven months only or before also? In which body parts, you have these twitches? Please mention the body locations. Are these twitche...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my high cholesterol levels and vitamin D deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done the best test today and got the results. My findings are total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, VLDL are high, and Hydroxyvitamin D is deficient. Please review the attached report and kindly provide your consultation and guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your Vitamin D is very low, and you need to take supplements like Vitamin D3 50000 units every week for at least three months. Then repeat your Vitamin D and let me know if you need to continue or not. Vitamin D is abundant in sunlight, and in very few foods, but fish...  Read Full »

What can cause shoulder twitching while walking?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman. I recently saw a doctor for my shoulder twitching. It happens whenever I walk and move around my body. I just cannot relax. The doctor prescribed me 2 mg Benzhexol tablets daily, did a blood test, and said my blood test results are normal. I have been taking the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to know regarding your symptoms. And twitching of shoulders can be because of various reasons, namely vitamin D deficiency, vitamin B 12 deficiency, anxiety, and benign fasciculation syndrome. Since you have not mentioned the side of the shoulder twitching, I assu...  Read Full »

Though my period is usually regular, it is late this time. Why?

Query: Regarding period health  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Feel free to reach out with any questions  Read Full »

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