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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 vitamin deficiency cause muscle twitching?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a week, I began having twitches and tingling in both legs from the knee down. For some time now, probably 6 months or more, I also began feeling that my legs were heavy and just general weakness all over, not really muscle weakness. I am also a gastric bypass patient and have a his...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause subacute combined degeneration of the cord. So, the treatment is daily Vitamin B12 or Vitamin B complex supplementation for 12 weeks. Your vitamin D levels are also low. The treatment is Vitamin D capsules 60000 IU every Sunday for 12 wee...  Read Full »

My son has recurrent, shifting patches on the tongue. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 3 years old. He has recurrent patches on his tongue, which looks like it is burnt. It disappears by itself in a few days and reappears again. The location keeps changing on the tongue surface and is not present anywhere in his mouth or gums. He does not have any pain or shows...  Read Full »


Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One of the causes for such patches is oral thrush, but since antifungal medication like, Nystatin is not helping, it looks like a vitamin C deficiency in the diet. The daily recommended dose is 100 to 200 mg per day, easily attainable by diet, and does not require an...  Read Full »

I have been feeling constantly fatigued and exhausted. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old woman. I have been feeling constantly fatigued, and even the simplest tasks seem so exhausting. I am also experiencing dizziness and headaches, and it is affecting my daily life. Am I facing any vitamin deficiency? I am worried about my health, and I need your help to...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms might indicate a possible vitamin or nutrient deficiency, including iron. If iron deficiency is confirmed, you can take several steps to improve your iron intake through diet and lifestyle changes: 1. Incorporate iron-rich foods: Consume more iron-rich...  Read Full »

I am constantly tired despite being healthy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old male. I have chronic fatigue being on healthy diet. I am not on any medication. There is also low libido. In the blood test report, the levels of UIBC, DHEA, estradiol, vitamin D, progesterone, phosphorus, and platelets were low from the normal level and high B1...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your chronic fatigue can be explained by low levels of vitamin D, low phosphorus, and low DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). I will explain why do you have these low levels. There are many causes of vitamin D deficiency, but most common is inadequate exposure to sunlight...  Read Full »

Is calcium and vitamin D necessary to my child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 10 months old. When she was five months old, her pediatrician suggested Ostocalcium per day and one Cholecalciferol IP 60000 IU granules per month, from five month to 12 month of age that means eight dosages in eight month. Now my questions are, My wife, who is having histo...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These calcium and vitamin D supplements are important to combat vitamin D deficiency that is important for our growing bones. You can stop Cholecalciferol sachets but continue Calcium in the form of Ostocalcium or whatever you are giving. Take other precautions for exam...  Read Full »

Should I consider taking medication for my thyroid levels?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past six months, I was severely fatigued and had unstable mood swings. At my regular check up, I found out my T4 levels are borderline. I think T3 is normal, but not optimal. Here are the levels: TSH 1.73 (0.45 to 4.5) T3 2.7 (1.4 to 4.4) T4 0.83 (0.8 to 1.8) My general physici...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and understand your concerns. From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have a normal thyroid function test results. There is no need to take any medications at all. Even if you are planning a pregnancy, this result means that you do no...  Read Full »

My sister has low vitamin B12 levels. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old, I would like to know the importance of low vitamin B12 levels. My sister was recently diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency. I would like to know the main signs, dangers, and outcomes of a cobalamin (vitamin B12) shortage, effective dietary sources, supplementation r...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in various bodily functions, including DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) synthesis, red blood cell formation, nerve function, and energy production. Low vit...  Read Full »

What are painful red lesions in multiple areas of my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been under a considerable amount of stress. I have been biting my lip a lot lately. However, I notice more and more odd things occurring in my mouth. Unsure if normal or is a cause for suspicion. There is a red bump on the hard palate on the grooved surface, mildly irritating or...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such multiple lesions usually can occur either in vitamin deficiency or even herpes simplex and a few other conditions. In your case, it appears that you need Multivitamin capsules. Take a Multivitamin capsule with Vitamin B complex once daily for 15 days. Since how ...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 forehe...  Read Full »

Why am I facing balancing problems for the past three months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing certain problems which include balancing problems, blurred vision and sometimes, headaches, concentration issues. It has been 2 to 3 months that I am facing all these.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. The cause of your symptoms can be related to brain disorder or vitamin B12 deficiency or eye problem. In my opinion, you should consult a physician first because you need a thorough neur...  Read Full »

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