Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

how much calcium should I be taking

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Well???: You answered your own question re diet. Would your car run properly if it had the wrong fuel? If you eat god made food you will get the nutrients that ... Read More
3
3 thanks
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
1000-1200 mg/day: Calcium intake according to the recommended daily allowance (rda) should be 1000 mg in premenopausal and 1200 mg in post menopausal women. Supplement ... Read More
2
2 thanks
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bone Ache: Aching bones may be a sign of too high calcium due to parathyroid problems or other problems that cause elevated calcium. Best to know your calcium l ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
31 years experience Internal Medicine
1000-1500mg: 1000-1500mg/day.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
1200 mg a day.: You're 39 and on arimidex. I suppose you already had a bilateral oophorectomy? Or are also taking Lupron or zoladex?1200 mg of calcium and 800 interna ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing specific: At 15 you are near the end of your growth cycle. Supplements of calcium do not increase you growth beyond where it would end up naturally. A balanced ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
1000 mg to 1500 mg: 1000 mg to 1500 mg but you need to be monitored to be sure what your risk for osteoporosis is. Your physician can evaluate that, your vitamin d, your ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julio Bordas
36 years experience Family Medicine
Calcium 1500 mg: The usual recommended dose of calcium is between 1000 and 1500 mg per day. Vitamin d 300 . 600 units per day will help your body in the absorption of ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
You need calcium: Unless the silk almond milk specifically states that it is fortified with calcium, it would not be a good source of calcium and you would need other c ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
1200 mg daily: A good rule of thumb for adults is 1200 mg daily plus what you take in with meals. Calcium supplements usually come in 600 mg tablets and you take on ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Microcalcifications.: Almost certainly not but need more details on where they are and what they look like.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Magnesium : The usual dose of magnesium is 400-600 mg. per day. The main side effect of calcium is constipation and the main side effect of magnesium is diarrhea. ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month