Vitamin Supplements

The body only needs a less amount of vitamins and minerals every day, which is usually fulfilled by a balanced diet. But if your body does not get enough vitamins from the food, you can take multivitamin preparations as dietary supplements. Vitamin supplements are available in tablets, capsules, powder, and injectable form.

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Why do I have low vitamin C levels despite taking supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my vitamin C levels checked in the past two months. Both times, the test results showed below normal values. I am taking liposomal vitamin C supplements that have a bioavailability of 98 %. What is the reason for the low levels despite taking supplements? Also, can you kindly su...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Vitamin C deficiency can cause symptoms like lassitude and scurvy. The best way to get vitamin C is through your diet. Fresh (organic) fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids that work synergistically to support t...  Read Full »

Why do my blood reports show an elevated SGOT, SGPT, and low vitamin D and phosphorous levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 years old male. My BP is 130/85. I am taking Calaptin SR 120 mg twice a day for idiopathic RVOT, NSVT which has been controlled by RF ablation procedure and under this continuous medication to control further ectopic beats. Under the continuous care of my cardiologist, this s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and the investigations you have posted (attachment removed tp protect the patients identity). You have deranged fasting blood glucose which is 102 mg/dl which is in the pre-diabetic range. Your vitamin D level is very low. You will need a rep...  Read Full »

Few of my tests are abnormal. How to make them normal again?

Query: Hi doctor,Kindly check my reports. A few tests show some varied results. So, kindly give me suggestions to make them normal again.  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your tests can return to normal just by dietary and lifestyle modifications. I have a few suggestions for you- 1. You need to avoid saturated fats such as fr...  Read Full »

Why do I feel lethargic, and am I not able to digest milk and ghee?

Query: Hi doctor, My left nose has been blocked for a few years and some thin material is coming out of it. I am always feeling tired. I cannot digest ghee, milk and my stomach always feels empty. My body heat level is high and I am sweating more. I am also losing weight and getting thin. My blood report a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please share with me if you have been having abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Also, please let me know if you have the similar symptoms when you eat yogurt and cheese. I think you are having lactose intolerance. That is causing malabsorption of the important multiv...  Read Full »

I have a sensation of spider crawling in my ears while I lie down to rest. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been seeing a movement disorder neurologist for the past one and a half years after being on Zoloft and Trazadone for postpartum anxiety. I started having strange symptoms like tremors, muscle jerking, cramping, spasticity, and chorea of my toes. After extensive testing (brain and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Upendra Kumar Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What I understood is that, 1) You had drug-induced movement disorder, which is clear now. 2) Muscle cramps are cleared now with Baclofen. 3) Allergic rhinosinusitis is under treatment with Allegra. 4) Probably asthma in the background, and you are on Flonase and Ventolin....  Read Full »

Are vitamin supplements worth taking?

Query: Hi doctor,I try to take vitamin tablets every day but was shocked to find online that vitamin tablets have no proven benefits and may even be harmful. Are vitamin supplements worth taking? Is this true that they might be harmful, or am I reading into this too much? I would love to know the truth abo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin tablets taken for some time and in controlled amounts are helpful, especially in people who are always deficient in vitamins due to their diet. But, if you take excess vitamins thinking that they will work more in your body or work faster with a higher do...  Read Full »

I have been feeling very low for the past few years. Could it be depression or post-traumatic stress disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I have been feeling low. I feel sad, irritated and angry most of the times. It has been going on and off this way for the past five years. There are certain eating issues too. I do not feel like eating. I do not get hungry. I just eat one meal a day. And som...  Read Full »


Dr. Lisa Barros Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have gone through a lot. From what you have told me, you seem to have had features of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and could be having symptoms of depression and eating disorder. My advice to you would be to personally visit a psychiatrist...  Read Full »

My last periods was 20 days ago. When can I plan for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old married woman. We planned for pregnancy and tried for it. My periods are regular, and my last month's period date was 20 days ago. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern and will surely help you. For planning a pregnancy, the couple should ideally undergo pre-pregnancy counseling. Pregnancy is a joint activity, and now you both need to change certain things in your lifestyle and dietary habits. I would suggest:1...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for oral thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you look at the picture and tell me if I have an oral thrush?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a depapillation of the tongue. As it is reddish, it seems to be a vitamin B complex deficiency. But, as the pictures are not in natural light, I cannot comment for sure. It can b...  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 shou...  Read Full »

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