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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 facing hair loss for the past five months. I smoke, had a vitamin D deficiency, and was stressed. How to control my hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very stressed and scared regarding my hair. I have noticed my hair loss five months ago. I can see my scalp through my hair when I run my fingers in my hair. Although I have not experienced any hair shedding I feel my hair is getting thinner and it can get worse with time. My vertex ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The causes of hair loss could be hormonal, insufficient protein intake, lack of proper nutrition, mental stress, vitamin deficiency, use of gels/hair procedures/styling, genetic, or an autoimmune disease. I will suggest you, consult your derma...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for pain in legs, lower back and stomach of a 12-year-old girl?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year-old daughter is complaining of pain in her legs, lower back, and stomach. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Information given by you is quite deficient. Still I will try to explain you. Some of the children in this age group has this pain. It has variable etiology. Most common cause is related to anemia (deficiency of hemoglobin in blood) and deficiency of vitamin D. Rest ...  Read Full »

Can low vitamin D cause muscle twitching?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having muscle twitches all around my body for about two months. First I noticed it in the legs, around my calves, arms and even on my back. It has been fairly noticeable around my shoulders, and biceps. At one point I even noticed my right eye twitching whenever I blinked, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that the muscle twitching could be related to low vitamin D levels. For this reason, it is important to take Vitamin D supplements. I would also recommend checking vitamin B12 plasma levels for possible deficiency and perfor...  Read Full »

Please explain the abnormal factors in my sister's health report.

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 35 years old. She feels tired and weak. So, she went through a preventive health checkup and the following parameters are shown as not normal in her report. Regarding her medication, she takes 100 mg thyroid tablet daily. I have attached her report. Please let me know if ther...  Read Full »

Dr. R. Rahul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the history that you have provided of your sister it looks like she is having hypothyroidism. This requires medication such as Thyroxine as she is already taking. Tiredness and weakness are the symptoms of this thyroid disorder and dosage should be monitored regular...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing knee pain during movement after weightlifting. Please suggest the cause and treatment.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing brief episodes of pain in both of my knees at random times throughout the day. The pain lasts only a few seconds, and I do not feel any discomfort when I lift weights. However, the pain tends to occur on the following day after weightlifting. I never feel sore f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. The knee pain you are experiencing is often associated with a deficiency in vitamin D at your age. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below to relieve knee pain: Avoid activities that cause pain in your kne...  Read Full »

Why does my 21-year-old cousin feels breathless after climbing the stairs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 21 year old cousin, who is 181 cm tall and weighs 120 kg. He has slight breathlessness when he climbs stairs. He does not have any other health complaints and does regular health checkup. Please take a look at the attached test reports and kindly let us know what has to be done.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have reviewed his reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and identified several noteworthy issues. Firstly, his weight of 120 kgs results in a BMI (body mass index) of around 37, indicating severe obesity. In his lipid profile, his HDL (high-density li...  Read Full »

I become exhausted due to body pain. Do low calcium levels induce body pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 39-year-old woman. I become exhausted due to body pain. My husband asked me to include calcium-rich foods to strengthen my bones. Which calcium supplement, foods, and drinks should I take?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To your diet, you can add calcium-rich foods like cabbage, sesame, broccoli, milk, cheese, strawberry, and soy. In addition, check your vitamin-Dlevel, complete blood count, inflammatory profile, and thyroid profile.   Read Full »

Is there any need to give Calcium drops with Vitamin D3 sachet in 4 months old?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 months old. The doctor prescribed her Vitamin D3 sachet to be given stat and next after 45 days. So, is there any need of giving calcium drops along with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vitamin D3 drops are regularly advised to infants. But Vitamin D3 sachet is only advised in diagnosed cases of vitamin D deficiency. The need for calcium supplement is based on the type of deficiency. Normally, no supplementation of calcium is required. Please share ...  Read Full »

Is my pregnancy chicken pox connected in any way to my baby's rickets?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a baby boy who is 1 year 8 months old and his weight is only 18.52 lbs (birth weight 5.73 lbs). Before one month, I recognized some irregularity in his walking and went for an X-ray and blood test by the recommendation of a doctor. And diagnosed that his vitamin D and calcium va...  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, rickets is completely reversible and nothing permanent. Your babies values are very mildly affected. So, by the course you are giving him it will be cured completely. Your pregnancy chicken pox has nothing to do with his condition presently. So do not feel g...  Read Full »

How to prevent the breaking of my brittle teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem. My teeth are brittle because if I eat something hard they sometimes break or I would feel a hole developing and this is stressing me out because I have already taken out three of them and now another one is close to being totaled. Earlier today I ate something and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There must be one of a few reasons for this chipping off of teeth rapidly. You might have calcium and vitamin D deficiency. To rule out this, you can get serum vitamin D laboratory test done. If there is deficiency then I recommend you take medicines for it. Another re...  Read Full »

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