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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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 »

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 »

What causes constant tiredness and lethargy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old female, and my height is 5 feet. I have a blood pressure of 140/75 mmHg. I always feel lethargic and sleepy. Whenever I get up after a long nap, I feel dizzy. Sometimes while working, I experience a sudden unbearable headache.  My period had stopped two years ago. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. Tiredness and sleepiness can be seen in the following conditions: Hypothyroidism. Diabetes mellitus. Anemia. Vitamin D and calcium deficiency. Multivitamin deficiency. I suggest you get your blood sugar, T...  Read Full »

My 1.5-year-old child keeps refusing food. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 1.5 years old and he weighs 11.9 kg. He is playful and looks energized but refusing food. Is it normal? Kindly suggest any treatment if needed. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a 1.5 year old, the weight is good. Usually kids of this age group tend to be more interested in their surroundings and play, so will refuse food and might be choosy. If child is healthy and growing according to his age norms such as able to walk by now, says few word...  Read Full »

How do you overcome vitamin D and vitamin B12 deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor,I have vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficiency.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. What made you do the test for vitamin levels? You have only mentioned deficiency. Can you send me the blood reports to help you better? Thanks.  Read Full »

What should be done for vitamin D and vitamin B12 deficiency?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got the test report from the laboratory today. I want to consult doctors from different fields on that basis to see where the problem is. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and everything looks fine except for vitamin D3 and vitamin B12 deficiency, and minor infection signs are present...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in arms and legs only on lying down?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I am obese with a weight of 288 lbs. I am not under any medication and do not have any illness. Recently, I am getting numbness in my arms, thighs radiating to my feet, and my face feels odd whenever I lie down or wake up from sleep. My vision is blurred, I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry about the problems you are facing. Kindly answer me the following to guide you. 1) Is it exactly numbness or a weakness misinterpreted as numbness? 2) Since how many days are you having these complaints, and is it increasing in sever...  Read Full »

I am getting mouth sores when I eat anything. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting sores in my mouth when I eat anything. Also, I get the feeling in my mouth as if I am eating something sour and it is annoying. I get it around the same time every year for a couple of occasions. It usually starts around my exams. I am a 15 year old female. My height is 158 c...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sores occur due to deficiency of vitamin B and also due to excessive stress. You should try to avoid stress using relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, etc. I suggest vitamin B complex supplement like capsule Zevit once a day for a week. It should res...  Read Full »

Will H.pylori cause muscle twitching in the legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male, and I have been experiencing muscle twitches along my legs with occasional twitching in the arm for almost a whole year. It started ten months ago when I was diagnosed with H.pylori. At the time, I thought it was just nervous twitches because of anxiety with t...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that the twitching could be related to different possible causes like inflammation, insomnia, straining physical activity, anxiety, thyroid gland dysfunction, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropa...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my blood report and provide your suggestion.

Query: Hi doctor, I visited gastroenterologist for my stomach problems. He carried out blood tests and gastroscopy. The result of gastroscopy was antral gastritis. The medicines caused it and I do not take them anymore. With this problem, I started losing hair and observed brittle nails. Always I feel hun...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and report, my opinion is as follows: MCHC or folic acid elevation has no significance in the absence of other abnormal values. Brittle nails and falling hair signify multiple nutritional deficiencies. A balanced diet including all vitamins and mineral...  Read Full »

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