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QUESTION: I was facing pain in my bones and getting cramp and my hands and legs were getting numb if trying to hold something and facing pain as well.Got my vitamin D level checked has gone down to 13 and was advised by doctor to take Gemcal D3 and other calcium tablets for 3 months.Please advised if anything else to be taken care off and as,I am not able to run and play much sports as bones are paining.

ANSWER: Hi Shekhar,
It would be very difficult to answer your question without knowing anything about you. I would like to know your age, weight and basic physical parameters. Since when is this problem on and have you any other disorder.
Best wishes
Ravi Ghooi

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QUESTION: As the information required by you are
Age 27yrs,Weight 64kg and height 5'11" don't have any disorder or medical history for any illness.Facing this problem from last 7 months as was getting paining in the bones while running walking and other parts of the body .That's were was advised by the doctor to test for Vitamin D and other Vitamins.Test report showed everything else fine but Vitamin D at 13.

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Hi Shekhar,
Indians, probably because of darker skin colour are showing vitamin D deficinecy of late and a  number of reports are calling it an epidemic. The deficinecy leads to Osteomalacia, a bone-thinning disorder that occurs exclusively in adults and is characterized by proximal muscle weakness and bone fragility. You seem to be showing symptoms of this.
Firstly you should build vit D levels in your body. For this both injections and oral formulations are available. If there is a doctor ready to administer the injections, I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and if he/she is unsure about the dosage to use, please refer to the review at the following url:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2912737/
After your levels are normalwe canthink whether you need any other intervention.
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Ravi Ghooi

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I can provide information on drugs and medicines, their actions, uses, interactions and adverse effects. To avoid confusion, generic names of medicines may please be provided. I am a pharmacologist, having worked on animal and human pharmacology, and presently I am the Dean of Bilcare Research Academy, where we teach courses on clinical research. We dont work on saturdays and sundays, hence questions reachng me on these days will be replied on Monday, please bear with me.

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