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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
C below: To avoid osteoporosis, u need adequate ca, v-d, and lots of wt bearing exercise. Ca is ca take ur pick.

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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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USPST says no: According to the United States Preventative Services Taskforce, they recommend against daily supplementation with VitD/Ca to prevent fractures, howeve ... Read More
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Dr. Yvette Westford
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Even if you take a prescription treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis, you still have to get enough calcium and vitamin D daily, especially if you ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Total of 1500 mg: Generally, your total calcium intake (diet + supplements) should be about 1, 500 mg, taken with meals in divided doses. You also need about 2000 units ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Carroll
28 years experience Endocrinology
1200mg daily: N get this from food, especially dairy and calcium supplements.
Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
20 years experience Internal Medicine
1000-1200mg: recommended total dietary calcium intake(combination from the diet plus supplements) for patient's less than 65 years old is 1000 mgs. For patient's m ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Citrate or carbonate: Either will do, if taken properly and in the correct amount, along with sufficient vitamin d. Check w/your physician.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Deficient in D, K?: Vitamin D is needed to absorb Calcium and K needed for calcium to enter our bones. Get your D level checked- optimal is 50-80. Try Vit K2 15-45 mg/day ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Several things: Hi. Is your blood calcium low, normal, or high? Has your doc checked your PTH? High urinary calcium is a risk for kidney stones. If your blood calcium ... Read More
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Osteoporosis: Yes but not enough. By the time you have osteoporosis calcium is not enough to treat it (is like using a band aid for an abdominal wound. For that you ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Multiple possibiliti: There are now multiple ways and effective treatments for osteoporosis and it depends upon your individual situation. You need a good evaluation from ... Read More
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Possibly: Calcium channel blockers due decrease calcium absorption. Talk to your doctor about it. I assume you are on the calcium channel blocker for a good r ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
33 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Osteoporosis chances are lower first of all with consistent weight bearing exercise. They has been recent discussion on the benefits of calcium and vi ... Read More
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