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A 47-year-old female asked:

is it true calcium & magnesium are both beneficial for pms symptoms and digestive issues like diareha/constipation?

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Magnesium: Softens stools, but not calcium. Magnesium has specific transporters in the colon that bring it into the cells. If that capacity is overwhelmed, it results in softer stools (see Milk of Magnesia).
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not typically: IT is not typical to recommend Calcium and Magnesium for the treatment of PMS. Calcium can cause constipation.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2015

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