Low levels of vitamin D can make the bones brittle, thin, and malformed. Vitamin D deficiency is the primary reason for rickets in children. The signs and symptoms of rickets are thinning of the skull bone, bowlegs, knock-knees, beaded chest, distorted hip bone, and kyphoscoliosis.
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I have been suffering from recurring back pain for the past three to four years, despite taking medications. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male, and I am married. My height is 5'8 feet, and my weight is around 75 to 80 kg. I have been suffering from heavy back pain for the last three to four years. Last year I took treatment for this and got relief for five to six months, but after this, it started again... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to have more insight into your problem. Can you kindly upload any investigations taken previously along with the prescription? So that I can have bit more details to guide you better. As per your query, you can have the Vitamin D3 supplement as prescribed ... Read Full »
I am a 16-year-old girl suffering from sharp stinging pain in my knee. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old girl, 178 cm in height and weighing 70 kg. I have knee problems, and I am afraid it is an actual injury this time. It is a sharp stinging pain that comes and goes. There is a swelling that comes and goes as well. It does not leave in rest, but it gets worse while wal... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when are you suffering from this knee pain? Have you done any activity like running, bending exercises, or sitting a long time on the floor by folding your legs which caused jerks? Apply Diclofenac ointment and cover it with a cloth for 10 minutes. Clean it wit... Read Full »
My wife has gained weight after pregnancy. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 20 years old. Her weight is 59.5 kg and height is 4'9". Our baby is 15 months. His diet includes breastfeeding and solid food. My wife has post pregnancy overweight, especially in belly, buttocks and thighs. She eats a lot, but feels tired, exhausted and sleepy. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you should do proper diagnosis of your wife. This problem may be due to stress, hyperthyroid and vitamin D deficiency. Proper diet with exercise help your wife to make her body reshape if the above tests are normal. You did not mention the type of delivery. Is ... Read Full »
Will vitamin D deficiency cause joint pain with neck and shoulder stiffness?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have chronic pain in joints and morning stiffness. I have normal C3, C4 blood work. My vitamin D level was 12.6 ng/ml before and at present it is 28 ng/ml. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your message and understand your concern. You seem to have weak bones and vitamin deficiency. That is causing bone and joint pains. You need to take supplements and symptomatic treatment. Read Full »
Is knee cracking a sign of vitamin D deficiency?
Query: Hello doctor, My query is regarding knee joint and lower back pain. I usually get a cracking sound when I bend my knees and while getting up. The sound is not accompanied by pain. Is this a cause of concern? Please let me know if any test or x-ray needs to be done. I am also having lower back pain... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope this message finds you in good health. You are right. The cracking sounds that you hear in the joints are due to calcium and vitamin D deficiency. These sounds do not mean that bones rub against each other. It means that air bubbles burst inside the joint. These sou... Read Full »