A 34-year-old member asked:
why do we need calcium?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Cheng answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Cells & bone health: Calcium is an important element for bone strength (preventing osteoporosis and hip fractures) and important for basic cell function (as an electrolyte). Consult with your doctor on how much calcium you might need.
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Calcium is necessary: Calcium is critical for the physiologic functions of enzymes, nerves, and muscles. It is the key constituent of the skeleton. It is the most important cation (salt or mineral) after sodium and potassium.
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
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