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Old 2nd November 2020, 12:17   #3151
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I have a question here for Doctors. I haven't found a definitive answer to this yet.

Is Winter sunlight around noon (1pm to 3pm) is good enough to get daily dose of Vitamin D ?

If i research online, the western literature seem to suggest that mid day sun is best to get Vitamin D. However the definition of mid-day would change from Europe to US to India.

And to add to the confusion, most Indian doctors suggest morning sun (7 am to 9 am) as the best time to get Vitamin D.

Is the afternoon/evening sunlight just a waste of time and actually dangerous as it provides nothing but harmful UV radiations ?

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Old 3rd November 2020, 01:16   #3152
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I am neither doctor nor expert. But I have also read somewhere online that for vitamin D morning 7-9 sunshine is good for white skin (read europeans), 9 to 11 is good for brown skin and post 11 it is good for darker skin. There may be slight variation, IMO depending upon the season and location i.e. hot region and cold regions.
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I suggest you should stay off such content which seem to offer highly localised content which seem to be valid only for the country for which it is created. Competent sites like the Mayo Clinic one (the US ONE) disclose locality / region / ethnicity specific content.

I'm no doctor, and generally fo not rely on the net for medical advice. I suggest you should adopt that policy, but I do look up things, but stick to competent qualified professional advice.

Just try how you feel standing/ staying /lying still in mid day sun for 10 minutes. First, keep a stock of pain balm and headache relief medicines ready.

I cant. I can walk around,but carry an umbrella if outdoors after 10 AM till 4.30 - but I'm in Kerala. For north India, actual timing can vary, depending sunrise and sunset.

My point about myself is, if I cant stand direct sunlight, how can I say that mid day sunshine is good for me?

But this is my body, an extremely sensitive one, not yours.
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Hello. One question for the fellow BHPians, especially the doctors.

I am approaching 50. From last two years or so, I have been feeling less energetic. Feel tired after the evenings. Many times, my calf will be paining. If someone presses the calf, I feel happy.

What dietary supplements do I need to take to maintain my energy levels and to avoid getting tired sooner? I am a pure vegetarian. I don't smoke or drink. I eat thrice a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and have a good intake of fruits, vegetables and water.
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I am approaching 50. From last two years or so, I have been feeling less energetic. Feel tired after the evenings. Many times, my calf will be paining. If someone presses the calf, I feel happy.
Not a doctor, but age wise, in same boat. Drink plenty of water (and pay the price too). Do more exercise / yoga. Do pranayama or some / any kind of deep and deliberate breathing - use a timer, start with 2 minutes and extend to 15 minutes.

If you can afford it, do approach panchakarma specialists, (ayurveda). I take weekly oil baths.


Above all, consider a health checkup - "executive check-up" as they call it. Will set you back by anything between ₹ 4 to 8k depending on the place and what is included. There is no substitute for this, increased physical activity and pranayama.

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...I have also read somewhere online that for vitamin D morning 7-9 sunshine is good for white skin (read europeans), 9 to 11 is good for brown skin and post 11 it is good for darker skin..
From a doctor friend, who has an active life-style:

15 minutes a day without your shirt, between 9 and 4'ish is enough to get the required Vit D for the day.

No, I dont rely on internet for med advice. I leave that to the professionals, including my wife who is a doc.
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Not a doctor, but age wise, in same boat. Drink plenty of water (and pay the price too). Do more exercise / yoga. Do pranayama or some / any kind of deep and deliberate breathing - use a timer, start with 2 minutes and extend to 15 minutes.

If you can afford it, do approach panchakarma specialists, (ayurveda). I take weekly oil baths.


Above all, consider a health checkup - "executive check-up" as they call it. Will set you back by anything between ₹ 4 to 8k depending on the place and what is included. There is no substitute for this, increased physical activity and pranayama.
I undergo the health check-up every alternate year (or sooner). I take up Hemogram, lipid profile, blood suger (Fasting and PP), chest x-ray, Urine (routine), ECG etc. All my reports are normal so far, consistently. So there doesn't seem to be any underlying condition causing this fatigue.

Yoga, Pranayama and exercise is good for lifestyle, no doubt. But if undernutrition is causing the fatigue, then yoga can't make up for the deficiency in diet. That is why I asked this question.

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I undergo the health check-up every alternate year (or sooner). I take up Hemogram, lipid profile, blood suger (Fasting and PP), chest x-ray, Urine (routine), ECG etc. All my reports are normal so far, consistently. So there doesn't seem to be any underlying condition causing this fatigue.

Yoga, Pranayama and exercise is good for lifestyle, no doubt. But if undernutrition is causing the fatigue, then yoga can't make up for the deficiency in diet. That is why I asked this question.
Start tablet Nurokind LC. Most people tend to feel better with this supplement, helps with the calf cramps. It contains vitamin b12 and levocarnitine. Also see if you have diabetes or varicose veins both of these are very common causes for calf pains.
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Start tablet Nurokind LC. Most people tend to feel better with this supplement, helps with the calf cramps. It contains vitamin b12 and levocarnitine. Also see if you have diabetes or varicose veins both of these are very common causes for calf pains.
Thanks for the suggestion. Will start B12 supplements.

In all these years of regular health checkup, I never had suger. The last check up was in May 2019. The calf pain has been there before that.

Also, I have no visual symptoms of vericose veins. I have no family history of this, I am not fat (170 cm, 74 kg, BMI 25.6), I don't sit or stand for long periods. In short, safely away from the risk factors. I experience calf pain when there is more exertion (hectic schedule) especially with less sleep at night. Could there be any other reason for the calf pain?
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Hi,

I got an eye check up done yesterday and the results look a little alarming to me.

Any eye specialist here whom I can discuss this with?
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Thanks for the suggestion. Will start B12 supplements.

In all these years of regular health checkup, I never had suger. The last check up was in May 2019. The calf pain has been there before that.

Also, I have no visual symptoms of vericose veins. I have no family history of this, I am not fat (170 cm, 74 kg, BMI 25.6), I don't sit or stand for long periods. In short, safely away from the risk factors. I experience calf pain when there is more exertion (hectic schedule) especially with less sleep at night. Could there be any other reason for the calf pain?
Calf cramps post hectic schedule is very common. Even i experience that. If the problem is chronic and recurring than you should think about that. Also you can add Evion along with Nurokind LC.

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Calf cramps post hectic schedule is very common. Even i experience that. If the problem is chronic and recurring than you should think about that.
Thanks. In my case this is chronic but not everyday. And it is not a cramp exactly. There is a pain and I feel relieved if someone presses the calf.
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Hi,

I got an eye check up done yesterday and the results look a little alarming to me.

Any eye specialist here whom I can discuss this with?
I would like to thank eyedocgb who immediately emailed me after reading my message here. I shared my diagnoses by the doctor whom I had got it checked with and phew. He put a lot of things that gave me a sleepless night yesterday to rest explaining each and everything in detail.

Thank you doc, you are a star!

Also, a big thank you to team-bhp, such threads are so useful and amazing
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