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does calcium carbonate help with osteoporosis

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Mills
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Calcium: Calcium carbonate is well absorbed and very well tolerated.It is usually a preferable to take a low dose of vitamin d long with a calcium supplement. ... Read More
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Calcium: You can take calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Make sure and follow the directions on the bottle as to whether or not to take it with food. Natu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
Calcium absorption: Calcium citrate is readily absorbed by the intestine in the absence of acid in the stomach whereas calcium carbonate is poorly absorbed in the absence ... Read More
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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Absorption: Citrate is a little easier to absorb and more calcium dense. Both work if you take enough, take them properly, and make sure you get in at least 2, 00 ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
500 mg: Normal and safe intake of elemental magnesium is 500 mg. Magnesium oxide undesirable since less than 20% of magnesium is absorbed. Magnesium glucona ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
About 400- 600 mg: There is no consensus. Some experts advise a 2:1 ratio of cal. To mag others advise a 1:2 ratio. I feel a 1:1 ratio is reasonable. Calcium carbonate ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: Please discuss this with your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Since it contains no protein, it is nearly impossible to be an allergen. However you may be intolerant to it - just like anything you eat or drink.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperphosphatemia.: Calcium binds with dietary phosphate causing it to be excreted in the stool. This prevents hyperphosphatemia which is an important concern in advanced ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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There is no specific: ...contraindication to taking these two supplements in the same 24 hour period. 1800 mg of calcium is 2x higher than the total recommended from food ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Not really : Using antacid will reduce acicidity in your stomach briefly but not change course of gastroesophageal reflux disease per se. If you have gerd then the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below please: Glaxosmithkline consumer healthcare does not add aluminum during the manufacturing process of the tums® tablets but one of the raw materials used in t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tums (calcium carbonate) overdose: Can lead to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, decreased appetite, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, delirium, coma, depression, involuntary ... Read More

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