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Why do we need calcium?

Why do we need calcium?

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.

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Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

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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Washing a whole raw egg, then blending it whole into a homemade milkshake can increase your calcium. ...See more

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What is a good source of calcium?

What is a good source of calcium?

Milk, cheese: Dairy products are obviously great sources of calcium. So are yogurt and certain vegetables like soy beans, okra, spinach, and broccoli. If you're looking for a quick, high-quality supplement, try viactiv - tastes like a candy bar and very high in calcium.

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Calcium requirements change depending on age. 51 to 70 years old daily requirement: 1, 200 mg. ...See more

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What is the normal calcium range?

What is the normal calcium range?

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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Does calcium help for height gain?

Does calcium help for height gain?

Calcium is important: In your diet but it will not allow you to grow taller then heredity dictates.

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Calcium requirements change depending on age. Over 70 years old the daily requirement: 1, 200 mg. ...See more

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How do I get more calcium in diet?

How do I get more calcium in diet?

Eat dairy: Eating a healthy diet that include dairy products like milk and cheese will help. Can supplement with calcium if needed.

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What's the best source of calcium?

What's the best source of calcium?

Calcium supplements: Young males may not need calcium supplements at all. Ask your doctor to do a bone density exam, and check your blood levels to determine need, as excess can lead to renal, stones and other problems. Supplements include oyster shell with vit D, Ca citrate, or just dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt, and even Ice cream. First determine the need for replacement.

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Do dairy! Research has shown 60% more weight can be lost with 1200-1500 mg of calcium daily. ...See more

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What is the danger of high calcium?

Multiple causes: High calcium in blood is a marker of something metabolically wrong. It can be anything from dehydration, to parathyroid disorder or some cancers. Therefore persistent hypercalcemia must be thoroughly investigated to determine the cause.

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Can high calcium be wrongly tested?

Can high calcium be wrongly tested?

Yes you can: Get a falsely high level of calcium due to different conditions, or simple lab error. If you repeat the test and it still shows high serum calcium, then you need to get more tests to see why. Dehydration, low magnesium, low albumin, and muscle conditions like rhabdomyolysis can cause higher calcium levels in the blood. Of course there are serious diseases like Paget's and cancer too.

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Calcium is a waste. If not balanced with vit d3. And magesium. ...See more

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How does calcium affect our health?

How does calcium affect our health?

Essential: Calcium is a mineral that plays an important role in bone health. Calcium is also needed in proper functioning of the heart (to keep it beating), muscles (to keep them bending), and nerves (to keep them firing). Some people who suffer from kidney failure benefit from taking calcium to maintain strong bones. The amount of calcium supplements required in an individual depends on age and gender.

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What is the best calcium suppliment?

What is the best calcium suppliment?

1000-2000 mg Ca: There is no evidence that one pill is better than any other. Calcium carbonate and calcium citrate are both available on the market. Dose is 1000-2000 mg elemental calcium each day in divided doses for prevention of osteoporosis.

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A properly crafted diet will almost always provide adequate calcium. ...See more

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How much calcium shoudl I be taking?

1200 mg daily: A good rule of thumb for adults is 1200 mg daily plus what you take in with meals. Calcium supplements usually come in 600 mg tablets and you take one twice daily. They may contain vitamin d in the amount of 400 units each as well, though you can get them without the vit. D. Pending your age, risks, medical conditions etc, you should be safe. If quesitons, ask your pcp about you in particular.

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What is a healthy dosage of calcium?

What is a healthy dosage of calcium?

1000mg mainly diet: For your age (assuming this is for you) the NIH recommends that you should take 1000mg of calcium. But, most women in the US obtain enough calcium from their diet. Bone loss generally occurs around 30. So, unless you are at high risk of osteoporosis you probably do not need a Calcium supplement, those found in multi-vitamins should be sufficient.