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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Are recurrent miscarriages and estradiol related?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old woman with a history of recurrent miscarriages (3 losses, all in 5-6 weeks). I was recently diagnosed with Grave's disease (I had overt hyperthyroidism with my last miscarriage). Now my levels are in check. I had APS, ANA and thrombophilia panels, all perfect except...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your estradiol level appears to be fine if pregnancy happened naturally (that is not through treatment like ovarian stimulation). Though studies associate low estradiol levels with viability, the association is indirect (indirectly indicating defective egg formation/fol...  Read Full »

Does vitamin deficiency cause twitching and tingling?

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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

What are the possible reasons for head reeling?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is 98 years old. Of late, she is complaining of head reeling often. She does not have high blood pressure or diabetes and her haemoglobin is normal. She has roti in the morning, rice and dal for lunch and roti for dinner. Her bowel movements are normal. What may be the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good to see your concern about your grandmother. But one thing you have to keep in mind always is that she belongs to a very fragile age group. Just like the young ones, old people also need special care. A most common condition in this age group is malnutriti...  Read Full »

How can vitamin B12 and D be increased without injections?

Query: Hello doctor, My vitamin B12 is borderline at 188 and vitamin D is low at 14. Please suggest suitable non-injection supplements to increase these quickly.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For vitamin D, you should have tablet Uprise D3 60,000 units once a week for eight weeks with water or milk and after eight weeks once a month for the next six months. Also, sit in morning sunlight for some time. For B12, you should have tablet ME 12 (Methylcobalamin...  Read Full »

Is the symptom-less spot on one side of tongue normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had this spot on the side of my tongue for some time now. I noticed it six months back. No change in that amount time, although I will post a picture from that time to show. I have been told that it is a frictional thing from adjacent teeth, but I want to get a second opinion t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it is not even traumatic ulcer. It is simply hyperkeratinized epithelium. That means it is normal tissue which is bearing some sort of stress. I think your upper tooth has a rough surface that may be the issue causing this or even it may be because of food if you a...  Read Full »

Why are my semen and urine yellow colored?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I am getting a yellow urine since last 4 to 5 months. What could be the reason and also my semen color is yellow. Can you help me with this? Is it because of masturbation?  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh S Pandya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yellow urine is usually due to less water intake, sweating, vitamin pills or certain foods or food color. Yellow semen is seen when you masturbate or have intercourse after a break of a few days. In both cases, there is no cause to worry if there are no other symptoms. ...  Read Full »

Although I am on vitamin D supplement, why does the knee pain persist?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female with a height of 5.2 feet and weight 42 kg. I am suffering from vitamin D deficiency and having pain in knees since six months. The pain mostly arises on stress on knees using stairs and disappears with rest of a few days. On knee r-rays, the lateral tubercle of...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel that the two problems are indirectly related, but not causative. Vitamin D deficiency leads to muscle pain, bone pain and also muscle weakness. The pain in the knee that you are suffering is called anterior knee pain, which is due to muscle imbalance leadi...  Read Full »

Is continuous twitching worrisome?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intermittent twitching all over my body for the last two months. I finally went to see my GP and he ran a plethora of blood tests and said that my vitamin B12, iron, and vitamin D were all really low. Since starting my vitamin supplements two days ago, the twitching has subsided si...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the provided details and understand your concerns. It can be proved that your concern is really paranoid (no offense) and there is no substance for such thoughts. I mean to say that this is unfounded belief and there is no rational for at least today. ...  Read Full »

My vitamin D is very low and I am feeling malaise. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old final year medical student. I started feeling malaise since four weeks associated with fatigue. I thought it was a subclinical viral infection and took bed rest. Slowly my limbs started to pain, only the thigh. It gradually progressed over two weeks and now I cannot wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Vitamin D deficiency can cause severe bony pain, malaise and fatigue. You should start treatment for vitamin D immediately. With a level of 14, you should be fine taking oral supplementation. Since you are symptomatic, I suggest you take parenteral supplementation. I su...  Read Full »

Kindly give your suggestion on vitamin supplements for a 15 months old.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 15 months old. Her weight is 8.2 kg and height is 80 cm. One of the Pediatricians suggested me to give two supplements to her as follows. Osteocalcium 5 mL per day, which contains Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12 and Calcium phosphate and JusDee 60K granules one sachet per month,...  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are child's weight is lower than normal for the age. Hope she does not have any health or developmental issues. The weight goes with her birth weight and nutrition. Height is good. So probably, I would expect either under nutrition or a delay in growth spurts. As f...  Read Full »

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