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Is Calcitonin Salmon nasal spray (200 IU daily for 3-months) is a safe medication for osteoporosis treatment of 57+ yr female ? Any risk ?
Nasal calcitonin: Yes it is safe with the exception that longer use may lead to irritation of nasal mucosa ...Read more
What is the cause for calcitonin level decreasing from 100pq/ml to 84pq/ml ?
No pharmaceutical or homeopath drugs taken.
Dr knecht: gave a good information on calcitonin. However Calcitonin has some utility in osteoporosis of the spine especially if phosphates like alendronate are contraindicated. it does help in reducing osteoporotic spinal pain. Though it use will soon become obsolete as more effective meds become widely available ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's for bones.: Calcitonin is a hormone in our bodies which helps regulate calcium levels. It is producd in c-cells (appropriately enough!), which are scattered througout the thyroid gland. Calcitonin is useful in the treatment of osteporosis, particularly after a vertebral fracture, which can be quite painful. Nasally-inhaled calcitonin has pain-reducing properties which can be a big help with pain control. ...Read more
Ca and calcitonin: Calcitonin is made in the thyroid and works opposite to PTH. It lowers blood Ca by inhibiting gut absorption, inhibiting release from bones. But calcitonin is a weak hormone in humans; we don't replace it after a thyroidectomy and calcium problem do not develop. It can be used as a drug (in high doses) to lower blood Ca, for a short time. It is a marker for medullary thyroid cancer. ...Read more
Hormone from thyroid: Calcitonin is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland which is distinct from thyroxine, the main hormone of the thyroid . It helps control the breakdown of bone and has been used to treat patients with osteoporosis. It less potent than most of the other drugs used to treat osteoporosis. ...Read more
Nothing: In humans, an elevated calcitonin has no physiological effect (just as loss of calcitonin in thyroidectomy has no physiologic effect). See a doctor to make sure you don't have a thyroid nodule. High calcitonin can be a marker for a rare thyroid cancer. If you have a thyroid nodule, it needs to be evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Calcitonin: Calcitonin is a hormone secreted by the thyroid gland and is involved in the regulation of serum calcium and phosphorus levels. Ironically its role is still not well understood as excesses or deficiencies of calcitonin don't appear to cause significant changes in our body's bones or blood levels of calcium and phosphorus as another hormone called parathormone appears to take over in the regulation ...Read more
Very different: Calcitonin is a hormone made by the thyroid. Human calcitonin does not do much. If your thyroid is removed, we give you back levothyroxine but we do not need to give you back calcitonin. Calcitonin is secreted by a specific kind of thyroid cancer, medulary cancer. Calcitriol is vitamin D, 1, 25, the potent one. Vitamin D helps you absorb calcium in your diet. ...Read more
You do: But it is not essential for life so you don't need to replace it. ...Read more
Adjacent: Parafollicular cells manufacture calcitonin. They are adjacent to follicular cells and not actually part of the thyroid gland. Parathyroid glands are also located on the thyroid gland but aren't part of the thyroid. Parathyroid hormone and calcitonin help regulate calcium balance in the body. ...Read more