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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I have pain in both feet while sitting. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a computer operator. While sitting, there is a pain in both the feet and in the lower part of the chest. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. I would like to mention a few important causes of leg pain and body aches: Vitamin D deficiency is very common in people with an indoor job because of less exposure to sunlight. I would suggest you start vitamin D supplements such as capsul...  Read Full »

What is the reason for mild pain in the upper back and around the arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. For about two weeks or more, I have been experiencing a mild nonspecific pain in my upper body. It is mostly at the upper back, at the center and slightly towards the right. At times, it occurs in the middle and lower back, at the sides, behind the right upper ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, I went through your detailed post. The predominant complaint is a mild pain in the upper back and around the arm. The character of the pain and the pain on applying pressure at some points makes it a musculoskeletal pain. That means that the internal organs are not involved. There are two ...  Read Full »

29-year-old seems too tired, sleepy, and moody. What is causing this?

Query: Hello doctor,This is for my son. We have got his blood tests done. He is on Thyronorm 500 mcg one tablet per day in the morning. Off late, he has mood swings. Sometimes he seems to be active and sometimes too tired. He sleeps a lot, maybe about nine hours in the night. On holidays, he tries to sleep...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your son, and it appears that your son has hypothyroidism and vitamin D deficiency. The combination of hypothyroidism and severe vitamin D deficiency can give rise to the symptoms that you have mentioned. I suggest giving him a Vitamin D...  Read Full »

My daughter is very weak, and she is a bad eater. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have two kids, an 11 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. They both frequently complain about pain in their legs, which gets very severe many times and settles on giving them Paracetamol. I feel my daughter is very weak physically, and she refuses to eat everything except junk food...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the leg pain, it can be due to the growth of the bones and muscles in children. These generally settle down with time. Other reason can be vitamin D3 deficiency. So, consult a pediatrician for a check up. Any local cause can be identified after examining. The ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel lethargic and tired?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel lethargic, tired, and lost a few kilograms of weight. I had an HCP test done. I want you to see it and help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your message. From the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I suggest the following; You have uncontrolled diabetes. At the age of 30, it is likely to be type 1 diabetes, and you need to start an Insulin injection. Meet a local diabe...  Read Full »

Why does my son suffer from severe knee pain every day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother of a 14 year old son. Over the past couple of months, my son has severe knee pains daily. He has vitamin D deficiency, which I have been told may cause it. The pain usually starts after being in one position for too long. It only lasts for about a minute but the pain is b...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you suggested point towards chondromalacia patella, which happens to be due to the softening of cartilage behind the knee cap. I suggest you try taking the following. Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg, twice a day for ten days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg, tw...  Read Full »

Why do I have a pricking sensation in my fingers if I hold my phone?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18 year old female. I have a problem with my fingers. They keep hurting, even if I hold my phone for just fifteen minutes. At the beginning, it was just a prick that came a few times per day. Now, I feel my fingers burning and itching, to the extent, I have to stop whatever I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is due to electrical hypersensitivity. This can happen due to a vitamin B12, calcium or vitamin D deficiency. I suggest the following medicines: Tablet Pregabalin 75 mg and methylcobalamin 1500 mcg, one tablet before food at 7 PM every day for 15 days. Tablet Sh...  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 icliniq.com. 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. Hemoglobin. X-ray legs an...  Read Full »

What should I do for my on and off lower back pain that radiates to my buttock?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from lower back pain, which radiates to my buttock and thigh muscles. The pain is not constant. It comes and goes. What shall I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without examining you, I can only offer possible causes of low back pain. The probable causes are: Muscular strain. Lumbar spondylosis. SI (sacroiliac) joint in-formation. Disc prolapse. Lumbopelvic dysfunctionality. Vitamin D deficiency. What you need to do is to see ...  Read Full »

My two-month-old son is gaining weight slowly. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 months and 25 days old. His birth weight was 3.7 kg. Within 10 days, he reduced to 3.2 kg. From then, he is gaining weight very slowly. Now his weight is 4.2 kg. I am exclusively breastfeeding him. He is very active, his hand and leg movements are very quick. He hardly sleeps...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, if the baby is active, feeding well, and is developing well, do not worry about the weight. From the weight record (attachment removed to protect patient identity), he has gained about 1 kg in 70 days, which is definitely less than expected. You can take...  Read Full »

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