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A desease similar to osteoporosis but less serious caused by bad absorption of calcium

A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Antacids: All antacids block this absorption. It s best to figure out what is causing the heartburn and eliminating that from your diet.

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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
At risk: You are right about Lansoprazole possible side effect. Chronic usefof PPI all carry that risk. If your reflux or heartburn symptoms are not occurring ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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PPI and calcium: Hi. Yes, taking a PPI (e.g., lansoprazole) does impair calcium absorption. Iron too. Make sure you're getting enough calcium and vitamin D (often requ ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: The initial studies indicated that women after menopause who take calcium and vit d will have better bone density and fewer fractures than women who d ... Read More
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Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: calcium and vitamin D supplementation when taken in recommended quantities are important in treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. please review in ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Calcium can: Cause constipation. Citrate is generally less of a problem than carbonate. Don't take it all with one meal, split the dose with several meals and mak ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Balance: Limit calcium intake to 500 mg daily if also eating well. Balance calcium with magnesium, and calcium:magnesium in 1:1 or 1:2 ratio is good. I prefer ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It sounds like you are doing the right things. Serial bone density tests can tell if you are responding to current regimen; and if not, there are oth ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Calcium supplements can potentially raise the serum calcium level, but in an otherwise healthy person they would typically not do so. The bigger ques ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
DEXA scans: At 63, unless one has a history of osteopenia or osteoporosis, or a history of stress fractures, a DEXA scan can be scheduled every two years if bone ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Osteoporosis: If your doctor has not recommended calcium along with vitamin D you might need a doctor who knows a bit more about osteoporosis. Together these meds ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Cowan
12 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Rare: Vitamin D and Calcium should not cause an allergic reaction. That being said even vitamins contain additional binders and other substances which at ... Read More
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