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does calcium supplements help with rickets (osteomalacia)

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Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Excess intake: Ingesting too much calcium may cause kidney stones, milk-alkali syndrome, or interference with iron absorption it can lead to hypercalcemia, with s ... Read More
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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Excess calcium.: If you get more than you need, and your parathyroids are normal, you will urinate or defecate the excess. No problem.

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Spread out: Hi. Calcium supplements are fractionally a little better absorbed if they're broken up into several times per day than all at once. The trade off is t ... Read More
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Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Calcium: Excess calcium can cause "moans, bones, stones, & groans". Watch for abdominal pain, bone pains, kidney stones, etc.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: This is fine. As a ringside physician myself, there's no reason not to supplement. I've been impressed with the level of sportsmanship in boxing and w ... Read More
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Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
No.: Full growth occurs before age 20. Calcium supplements will help prevent bone loss but not affect height.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: They may help to attain your full growth potential - but they will not make you taller.
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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Daily recommended intake for women 19-49 is 1000mg per day, over 50 is 1200mg per day. It is also important to make sure you are eating a healthy, ba ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
No, calcium is a hea: No, calcium is a health decision. Pseudogout is associated with increased deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate deposition in your carti ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Calcium: Calcium in the right dose should not cause constipation. How much calcium are you taking, and are you also taking vitamin D. I strongly recommend that ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: I gave my kids the viactiv supplements because they tasted like chocolate candy

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