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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Why do I get back pain which aggravates only on sitting and standing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 36 years old. I had vitamin D deficiency with back pain before four years. I did physiotherapy and ayurvedic treatment to get cured. Things got better after doing it. But still, I have some symptoms. I have back pain while sitting for a long time specifically in some kind of chair. So...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms suggest core and back muscle weakness. I suggest you do some regular exercise in the gym or yoga or even at work. Do chair-based exercise. It helps to strengthen your core strength and back toning. Do some flexibility exercise. You can consult a physiother...  Read Full »

What should I do to bring my reports to the normal range?

Query: Hello doctor, I did my body checkup. I found that some of the reports are not in the normal range. So, I just want to know if I need to check further for some diseases. What should I do to bring it to the normal range? Currently, I am very normal. The following are not in the normal range: Total RB...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have just gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I do not think you have to worry much. The only thing that looks abnormal is vitamin D levels which are low, possibly due to sedentary lifestyle and less sun exposure and obesit...  Read Full »

I am unable to lose weight although I eat less and be active. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I am having pretty bad acne, slight periods (almost like spotting), unable to lose weight. I gained 10 lbs extra in the past year. Although I am eating 1000 to 1200 calories a day and I am active, I am not losing. I did some blood and saliva tests and here a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and saw each one of your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have more or less normal test results. A slightly low cortisol is acceptable. You certainly have low vitamin D levels and you must take vitamin D supp...  Read Full »

My hemoglobin levels are high. Do I need to worry?

Query: Hello doctor,My hemoglobin is 17.3, and total RBC is 6.32. The homocysteine is at 45.3. Is it normal or do I need to worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are a few significant abnormalities which I will try to address. Your hemoglobin is high but your hematocrit is normal. It is usually seen in people who smoke or live ...  Read Full »

Do I have a mental problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old married male. I have two daughters and a son. I have a good job and works as a manager in the engineering sector. During the past two years, I noticed myself with down health. One night, I suffered dizziness in my head and felt cold in my limbs. I almost lose conscio...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your health issues and want to add that, this actually is a painful situation for a person like you. The fainting episode destabilized your whole rhythm of normal, healthy life and it is difficult for you to concentrate. It is none of your f...  Read Full »

What are the causes of constant muscle twitches?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having constant muscle twitches every day for a year. It is manageable on most of the days. But still, it affects my daily life. I consulted a doctor and she told me that I have vitamin D deficiency. I was prescribed vitamin D. I am taking it still now. But still, it seems unusual...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Muscle twitching is caused due to various causes. The possible causes are anxiety, muscle fatigue, exercising in hot temperatures, dehydration, and imbalance of electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium. It is difficult to have its proper diagnosis until an...  Read Full »

Why is my head shivering from the last 20 days?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe shivering in my head. It starts at any time of the day, and when I sleep a little bit, it stops. I had my report, and my vitamin D3 level is less (18.12 ng/mL). Please suggest to me some solution for this. I have it for the last 20 days.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. It is best first to take vitamin D3 supplementation immediately. I suggest you Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 60,000 International Units (IU) one capsule once weekly for six weeks. This will be a protective supplementation as well against the pandem...  Read Full »

What could present as body tremors with dizzy spells?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old. I have two problems which I believe are related. One of the symptoms would be internal tremors/vibrations, which started as a slight twitch in my left foot and progressed to the whole body and has recently started down the right leg. It is very annoying. I spent a bit ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you have any investigations or an MRI brain with you? Do you suffer from any rigidity, athetosis, and tremors in the hands? Are there any bladder or micturition problems? Do you take any pills for hypertension or diabetes?Without examination and investigations, it is ...  Read Full »

What can be the treatment for bow legs in a baby girl?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a baby girl in our orphanage, who has bowlegs. She was abandoned at birth, and she is 4 years old. What treatment can be offered to her?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This condition is caused by many disorders. One of the commonest situation to cause this is vitamin D deficiency or rickets. Get the following investigations done: Serum calcium. Phosphate. Alkaline phosphatase. Urea. Creatinine. Vitamin D level. Hemoglob...  Read Full »

Please suggest an opinion on my lab report for abdominal pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a dull pain on the left side of the abdomen that comes and goes. I had the same pain before 10 years. Can you please provide feedback on the recent labs I had done?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have evaluated your reports and only two findings are significant. 1. Mild vitamin D deficiency- for that you can take Cholecalciferol 60 K tablet once a week for two weeks. 2. Gluten allerg...  Read Full »

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