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calcium citrate vs. carbonate and kidney stones

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Neither: Recent studies have concluded that calcium in any form has no value in building bone or preventing bone loss.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Calcium: Both of these will supply calcium to your body and kidneys. Calcium citrate is better absorbed than Calcium Carbonate. Calcium citrate supplies citrat ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Relatively safe: The citrate in calcium citrate is helpful to prevent stone disease. Calcium however could increase calcium excretion in urine. It has the potential of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Has a potential: But need a f/u with your doc to make sure that calcium level in 24 hour urine is not increased much. The citrate is the good part that will increase i ... Read More
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Calcium citrate: No, calcium citrate will not prevent kidney stones. The calcium is too much and the citrate is not enough. Citrate is relevant as a strone preventer, ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
19 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Avoid oxalate. : Dietary ca helps to prevent oxalate absorption in gut, but excessive ca intake might increase risk of other ca stones. Would not restrict dietary ca i ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
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Water: You should make between 2 and 4 liters of urine daily, add some lemon juice to the water, and reduce the amount of animal protein that you eat. All th ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Definitely, yes: It is well documented that Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone disease, if the daily dose is over 2,000mg/day.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
28 years experience Urology
Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) have calcium in them and excess calcium either stays in the the intestine and goes with a bm or is absorbed and goes out in t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No correlation: I'm assuming you mean can any physical activity you perform cause a kidney stone.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Stones: No. Not likely causative for kidney stones. The risk factors for most types of kidney stones have little to do with calcium consumption. Especially s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
If your stone...: ...9 years ago was calcium-based, then please be aware that Tums (calcium carbonate) is a calcium-containing product.
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