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Got a meniscus tear in knee, suffer Vit D and B deficiency. Is it due to deficiency ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
User:My queries are regarding Vitamin D and Vitamin B deficiency
User:Well i am diagnosed with both the deficiency
Doctor:Please proceed
Doctor:Sorry to hear that
User:and because of that i have got a meniscus tear in my knee
Doctor:Is it because of the deficiency and not because of any injury?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:it could be....but one of the doctor compare my both the thighs and showed me that one of them is just 75% of the other one and he concluded that
User:Also, i feel pain and stiffness in both the knees too
Doctor:What are your current concerns?
User:my point is for vitamin D, i have started taking dairy product and Sun bathing
Doctor:That is a good action taken
Doctor:Did you try vit D oral supplements?
Doctor:You can try that too
User:is the normal (nandhini or heritage milk) that we get in bangalore fine for calcium intake?
Doctor:It should be fine
Doctor:May I know your age please?
User:and for vitamin D, is it necessary to wear minimal clothes while in sun so that different body parts absorbs it properly?
User:i am 31
User:and for vitamin D, is it necessary to wear minimal clothes while in sun so that different body parts absorbs it properly?
Doctor:May I know the actual values of your Vitamin D levels?
Doctor:It is not necessary to wear minimal clothes while in sun
Doctor:Because, sun can penetrate the skin very well even with the clothes on
Doctor:Are you with me?
User:ok.....and also it is said that post sun bathing, you shouldn't take bath or wash ur body at all ?
Doctor:Yes, not immediately
Doctor:You may wash after half an hour
User:ok my report says following values for Vitamin D
Doctor:Yes please
User:25 (OH) VIT D2 2.74
User:25(OH) VIT D3 is 16.11
User:25(OH) VIT D Total (VIT D2+ Vit D3) is 18.85 ng/ml
User:r u getting my messages?
User:I am not getting any of ur messages
Doctor:I am waiting for the reports
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