A 34-year-old member asked:
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why do we need calcium?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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
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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, 11.2 is a high level of calcium for a baby. http://tinyurl.com/m7jayop please talk with your pediatrician about this.
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
For a lot of reasons: Calcium plays a vital role in body function. It regulates muscle contraction, nerve conduction and bone health among others.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
About 9.0-10.5 mg/dL: The normal range for calcium in plasma is about 9.0-10.5 mg/dl.
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Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Milk: Milk dairy products.
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