Vitamin Deficiency

Long-term vitamin deficiency causes avitaminosis or hypovitaminosis. If the deficiency is caused due to inadequate nutritional intake, then it is called primary deficiency, and if it is due to an underlying health condition like malabsorption, then it is called secondary deficiency. Vitamin D is the most common vitamin deficiency.

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Can a nerve problem cause episodes of headaches, nausea, and eye pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. I have headaches for a couple of days. It comes and goes on and off. I had nausea for a short period of time yesterday. I managed it by taking some food. Sometimes I have on and off eye pain. My left eye has twitching and tingling. I have a slight imbalance while g...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from episodes of headache with nausea that is not present every day. You also have left eye pain with twisting and tingling. You have an imbalance in the body while getting up with tingling in the throat and genitals. You have coldness over your fo...  Read Full »

My father is losing blood without a cause. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 67 years old. He is suffering from loss of blood without knowing him. What will be the cause? They have consulted a local physician, and he said nothing to worry about it. But, he did not give any cause of it. Please help me to understand the cause and necessary treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are multiple causes of loss of blood. Commonly bleeding from gastrointestinal tract will have black, tarry, sticky and foul smelling stools. Even if this not present, it can be a small amount. So, you need to run stool test for occult blood testing. It can occur due...  Read Full »

How to get rid of painful anal ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anal ulcers for four months now. I was diagnosed with SIBO last year, which was treated with antibiotics, and now experiencing ulcers in the rectum, which are very painful. I have been tested for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, which came back negative. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Painful ulceration over the anal and perianal area plus around the nose and mouth suggests some possibilities. Zinc deficiency, Vitamin B complex deficiency, Folic acid deficiency, Behcet disease, Veneral disease (for which you have tested such as syphilis). Inflamma...  Read Full »

Why do I keep getting mouth ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor,I get mouth ulcers several times a year.And it is painful and causes difficulty while having food.Should I go for any checkup? Is it because of any deficiency?Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do understand that a mouth ulcer can be very bothersome. They can occur due to multiple reasons. The cause can be as simple as some minerals deficiency to certain systemic diseases. If this is repeatedly happening, it requires further evaluati...  Read Full »

What is causing muscle spasms all over my body?

Query: Hello doctor,A few years back, I was convinced that I had MS. I had blurred vision in one eye and muscle spasms all over my body. I had a few MRIs which all came back lesion-free. I also had an EMG, which came back normal as well. Since then, I have also started having incontinence, and my arms and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms are not suggestive of MS (multiple sclerosis), especially considering the normal repeated MRI. So, we can completely exclude MS in this situation. Coming to this point, I would recommend checking Vitamin ...  Read Full »

What is causing my oral mucous to peel and making the skin rough?

Query: Hello doctor, My oral mucosa is peeling for three months, making the skin rough. And I am peeling it out with my tooth. There are no ulcers, and there is no pain. The doctor prescribed Flagyl, and it does not seem to work.   Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope I can lessen your discomfort. Thanks for the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) you have sent. I think you are having a general deficiency of vitamins, which may be vitamin B2 and vitamin B6. Even there are some ulcers and gene...  Read Full »

Why do I get pinching type pain in various body parts at rest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male with a weight of 60 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I have pain that is very hard to describe. It seems to be pinching with numbness. I do not feel the pain while I am engaged in some other works like walking, riding a motorbike, swimming, stretch...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain at different sites can occur due to deficiency of calcium and vitamin D. As you have numbness, you have a likely chance to have vitamin deficiencies. You should check your vitamin levels especially B12, vitamin D3 and calcium. I suggest you take medicines for seven...  Read Full »

What is the recurrent spot that keeps coming on my tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a spot that keeps on coming on my tongue. I have consulted an ENT specialist and I need a second opinion. The doctor was not able to diagnose it. I am worried. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the picture, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) the most probable diagnosis is geographic tongue. The most common cause is vitamin deficiency. You can take a multivitamin tablet once a day for two months.   Read Full »

How to control thinning and hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a lot of hair fall and thinning of hair, especially in the front. I was breastfeeding my 2.5-year-old and stopped a few months back. My thyroid is also normal. Kindly suggest a remedy.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, hair fall is seen due to vitamin differences or specifically, PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) is the most common cause for hair fall. So you have to treat it accordingly. First of all, we have to rule out PCOD. If you get irregular periods, then there can be P...  Read Full »

Is persistent eye twitching a worrying concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have small fiber neuropathy (unknown cause), muscle weakness, and frequent muscle spasms. The only test that came back abnormal was the VGKC-AB test. My left eye has been continuously twitching nonstop for the past few days. It does not hurt but is driving...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to vitamin D deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. For this reason, I would recommend rechecking these vitamin levels. In the meantime, I would recommend taking Gabapent...  Read Full »

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