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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How can clubbed fingers be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male and I have clubbed fingers. During my college days, I found out that I have clubbed fingers. But, I did not take that much serious. Now I am 25 and I feel shy to be in public to show my fingers. I have checked with a doctor. I do not have any heart or lung probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With your description and the given picture, it seems you have clubbed fingers. There are numerous causes for clubbing of fingers. You need to evaluate yourself by a physic...  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...  Read Full »

My vitamin B12 level is elevated. Is it dangerous as I have been taking vitamin B12 supplements for many years?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my complete blood count done, and there is an elevated level of vitamin B12. I have taken vitamin B12 supplements on and off for many years. Is it dangerous?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is not dangerous, so do not worry at all. However, you should stop taking vitamin B12 supplements because you already have a good amount of vitamin B12 in yo...  Read Full »

What should I do to bring my reports to the normal range?

Query: Hello doctor, I did my body checkup. I found that some of the reports are not in the normal range. So, I just want to know if I need to check further for some diseases. What should I do to bring it to the normal range? Currently, I am very normal. The following are not in the normal range: Total RB...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have just gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I do not think you have to worry much. The only thing that looks abnormal is vitamin D levels which are low, possibly due to sedentary lifestyle and less sun exposure and obesit...  Read Full »

Is it true that vitamin supplements help with recurrent vaginal infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I got married seven months back and this is the fourth time she caught bacterial vaginosis (BV). She never had any symptoms before marriage. We have consulted a gynecologist all the four times. She will prescribe antibiotics and other stuff and that successfully treat her for some time. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get her sugar levels checked. It may seem a bit weird, but at times the main reason for recurrent vaginal infection could be low immune status. Yes, taking vitamin supplements will help her boost her immunity. You can discuss this with her doctor and get ...  Read Full »

What causes persistent chest congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old. He is dealing with continuous chest congestion and coughing with change in season. Doctor suggested Foracort 100 for two to three months with two shots in the morning and two at night after using nebulization Levolin 1.25 mg and Budecort 1 mg in the past for ches...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First off all I would suggest you to carry out chest x-ray and complete blood count to rule out lung infection like bronchitis. Foracort is a combination of Budesonide, a corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory and Formoterol, a long-acting bronchodilator, used to...  Read Full »

Why is my vitamin B12 level over 1000?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 year old. I am taking tablet Cymbalta 60 mg and tablet Citalopram 10 mg daily for depression and anxiety. Recently, I got a blood test for vitamin B12 and the results turned out to be pretty high at 1344 pg/mL. I am aware that the normal range of vitamin B12 is 200-900 pg/mL. My...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query my opinion is as follows. Increased vitamin B12 is worrisome. It is a water-soluble vitamin. It never increase unless there is some amount of hepatic damage or certain cancers. I strongly urge you to get a liver function test. Both Cymbalta ...  Read Full »

How is night blindness managed?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has night blindness and his overall vision is very bad. He is taking some medication to keep his vision from degrading. He has been given advise to try Ocuvite lutein and I am not sure whether that is a good product for him. I am not aware of the side effects associated with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Night blindness at this age is very unlikely. This is mostly seen in children due to vitamin A deficiency. First thing is we need to diagnose his condition. At this age night blindness can be due to to retinal problems like retinitis pigmentosa (genetic disorder in...  Read Full »

What is the role of aldosterone in controlling BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got high blood pressure, low potassium and vitamin D levels. Also, my aldosterone level is very low that is almost non-existent. I think low aldosterone is supposed to cause low blood pressure. I am wondering once I start the low aldosterone treatment will my blood pressure, potass...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. You are right. Hyperaldosteronism causes hypertension with low potassium. But, in your case the things are opposite. That means the high BP is not related to aldosterone levels. You might be having an entity called essential hypertension. Low vitamin D levels ar...  Read Full »

I have white patches on the tongue. What medicines should I take?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having white patches on the tongue. They are round patches along with a lesion similar to canker sores. Normally, I get canker sores but this time this lesion seems to be little more enlarged. Is this a precancerous condition or if not then what medicines should I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not worry. It is not any type of precancerous lesion. Such patches usually come when you are not taking good balanced diet and take lots of snack items. So reduce snacks and very ho...  Read Full »

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