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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Is RT-PCR test for COVID-19 needed if there is intermittent fever with no other symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 31 years old and is a homemaker. She has a fever for the past three days, intermittently for every five to six hours. Today we gave her blood samples for test. We have attached the test results. Kindly provide some medicine for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query for your sister. Can you send me some more details about her present symptoms? Is her fever high grade or low grade? Is she having any other symptoms like cough, body ache, tiredness, loss of smell and taste, loose motions, breathing dif...  Read Full »

Which prenatal vitamin do you recommend?

Query: Hi doctor,I am planning to conceive after a couple of months. I read online that it will be better for me to start taking a prenatal vitamin that contains folic acid 400 to 800 mcg, calcium 250 mg, iron 30 mg, vitamin C 50 mg, zinc 15 mg, copper 2 mg, vitamin B6 2 mg, and vitamin D 400 IU. Consideri...  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing to us. The only vitamin which is of utmost importance for you to take prenatally is folic acid 5 mg daily or active folate 1 mg daily. You should take for at least three months before conceiving to prevent neurological defects in the baby. This vitami...  Read Full »

Please suggest supplements or vitamins for older adults.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about the supplements or vitamins highly recommended for elderly persons of more than 65 years of age in both men and women. My father is a smoker and alcoholic. My mother suffers from back or groin pain. She uses to have a massage or painkillers. She cannot keep her finge...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to D deficiency is one of the most common causes of joint and body pain. It can further lead to calcium deficiency. Taking fish oil in the diet helps a lot. I suggest your parents to do some blood tests to rule out the cause behind these persistent aches in joints. Hyp...  Read Full »

What is the ideal vitamin D3 level for an adult?

Query: Hi doctor, My vitamin D3 test result shows 18.9 ng/mL. What is the ideal vitamin D3 level for an adult? Should I take any vitamin supplements? Also, I am fatigued. Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Vitamin D3 levels vary from laboratory to laboratory. So check your lab reference values. From my hospital laboratory reference range, it is slightly low. In our population, it has been found that somewhat low levels of vitamin D3 are normal. So before guiding you for a...  Read Full »

How to calculate the period when I will ovulate?

Query: Hi doctor, If my period ends on the 9th of the month,  when do I ovulate for me to get pregnant? I think I am having unprotected sex at the wrong time. I do not know the right time. My period always skips two days each month. I am also taking prenatal vitamins to help me get pregnant  Read Full »

Dr. Sharmila Naik

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are many important factors for a pregnancy to get established, like a favourable endometrium along with not only the proper timing of coitus. Also, prenatal vitamins will prevent any congenital disabilities in the baby and do not help to get pregnant. Do continue...  Read Full »

Can a person with fatty liver take vitamin A and D supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. I have low vitamin A and D levels. I have a fatty liver for few months. Is it safe to take vitamin A and D supplements with liver disease? What is the highest dose to be taken? I do not know whether it is a simple fatty liver or it has progressed to NASH and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your vitamin A level is in the marginal range. Having a range less than 0.7 umol/L or 0.5 umol/L is considered low and up to 1.05 umol/L is considered marginal. So, you need to take some supplements at a low dose. Taking up to 10,000 units daily is unlikely to cause any...  Read Full »

I have gained weight on the belly, thighs, and butt. Kindly help with fitness and nutrition.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female working with a private company and staying away from family. I need your guidance and opinion for fitness and nutrition. I have started gaining weight on the belly, thighs and butts. So, I have recently started running, stretching, jogging and a few of abdominal...  Read Full »

Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query completely. I feel that you are genuinely very much health conscious and I like such people. Even though you stay away, you have a lot of things that can be done for a healthy leaving. First of all, vitamin D supplements are sometimes n...  Read Full »

Can glossitis cause ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old. My pain started as ear pain around the 8th of last month, for which I started taking antibiotics by the 15th. On the 19th of the last month, I felt some burning sensation on the left side of my tongue and saw what I thought was an ulcer or small flesh, and it was whit...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, thank you for such sensible pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and properly written history. It is such a rare thing to come by. From the pictures, I am assuming that you do not smoke or consume pan. Coming to your iss...  Read Full »

Can other Vitamins and Calcium tablets be taken with Vitamin C and Iron tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old female. Currently, I am taking iron tablets along with vitamin C. It helps to provide relief from headaches. I want to know whether I can take vitamin K and D along with it.   Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can take vitamin B12 tablets along with vitamin C. It is completely safe. At this age, you do not require vitamin K and D as these are enough in your body. When it is taken in high quantity, it can become toxic to you. You need to include ...  Read Full »

Are Vitamin D3 supplements recommended for newborns?

Query: Hi doctor, I am breastfeeding a 4-month-old baby, and my vitamin D3 is 3 ng\mL (reports attached). Could you suggest some medicine for me that will not affect my baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I went through your lab report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are deficient in vitamin D3. In fact, most women are deficient in vitamin D due to lack of exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D3 supplements in breastfeeding wome...  Read Full »

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