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A 64-year-old female asked:

have osteopenia in 1 hip. 1200 mg calcium supplements constipate me. is 600 mg calcium supplement & drinking 2 glasses of milk daily enough calcium. ?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
This will still be -: -1200mg of calcium, but may help as it is spread out over the day & not in 1 dose. A stool softener can also be of great help, but not a laxative. If you buy a stool softener be sure to read the label to be sure there is not any laxitive in it. Only use a laxative if cleared by your PCP.

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