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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Calcium Acetate (Overview)

Calcium acetate is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What is calcium acetate?

What is calcium acetate?

Calcium compound: Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products.

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Calcium Acetate (Overview)

Calcium acetate is a metabolic agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What is calcium acetate used for?

What is calcium acetate used for?

Calcium compound: Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products. It also binds Fluoride in water, neutralizing it.

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What is calcium acetate?

Calcium compound: Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products.

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What is calcium acetate used for?

Calcium compound: Calcium acetate can be used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels. Side effects of this treatment include upset stomach. Interestingly, it is used as a food additive, where it acts as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, usually in candy products. It also binds Fluoride in water, neutralizing it.

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What is the difference between calcium and calcium acetate pills?

What is the difference between calcium and calcium acetate pills?

Depends: The calcium in all calcium pills is the same. Because calcium has a positive electric charge it had to be attached to something with a negative charge such as acetate, carbonate, malate, lactate, and others.

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Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Better absorption: Calcium is poorly absorbed if there is no acid in the stomach. Because many people, especially those who take acid blockers, have low stomach acid, we recommend that you take calcium with food. For reasons that we do not know, calcium is well absorbed with food even if there is low stomach acid.

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Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Why must calcium acetate be taken with meals?

Upset stomach: Side effects of taking calcium treatment include an upset stomach. Therefore, taking calcium acetate with food can help to neutralize this side effect. It is used in kidney disease to bind to phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels.

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I don't whether its acne or just pimples. I visited a doctor and he reffered me vitamin E, calcium acetate USP 500mg and radibex. What is the problem?

I don't whether its acne or just pimples. I visited a doctor and he reffered me vitamin E, calcium acetate USP 500mg and radibex. What is the problem?

Acne is the medical: Term for pimple. Follow your dr's advice and check out the link below. Stress, hormones, infection etc can trigger acne. Take care! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/291172-natural-herbs-for-acne/.

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What is the definition or description of: PhosLo allergy?

What is the definition or description of: PhosLo allergy?

PhosLo allergy?: PhosLo (Calcium acetate) is used to prevent high blood phosphate levels while on dialysis. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-7956/phoslo-oral/details

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Is it safe to take phoslo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take phoslo while pregnant or breastfeeding?

PhosLo: Phoslo is calcium acetate which binds phosphate in the intestinal tract so that it won't be absorbed. Since it is not absorbed, it will have no effect on a developing fetus or a newborn when breast feeding.

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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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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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What shall I eat to build up calcium?

What shall I eat to build up calcium?

Not exactly: You don't exactly want to build up calcium. I think you're trying to build stronger bones. That takes work, i.e. Weight bearing exercise. Just eating calcium rich foods, antacids or calcium supplements without exercise, which forces your body to build and remodel bones, is like topping off your gas tank without driving your car. There are side effects from high calcium and vitamin d levels.

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How important is calcium in your diet?

How important is calcium in your diet?

Very: Calcium is very important- it helps build strong bones-- the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body.

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What causes extra calcium in your system?

What causes extra calcium in your system?

Several possibilitie: While it can be intake of calcium milk vitamins minerals I really excessive amounts that is not likely. The body regulates calcium so...if dietary is hi, it just doesn't get in. Mainly it is elevated when a regulatory system is messed up. Too much parathyroid hormone elevates calcium Having bones breaking down can also do that

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Need help. Is 830 mg of calcium too much?

Need help. Is 830 mg of calcium too much?

Depends: From food, no, from supplements maybe. Calcium in supplements has been linked to calcification of arteries so its okay to get calcium from food but avoid the pills.

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What everyday foods are rich with calcium?

What everyday foods are rich with calcium?

Calcium content in..: These foods are rich in cacium, from highest to lower (all are high). Cheese-milk-sesame seeds-tofu-almonds-flax seeds-greens-brocholli.

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Help please! Could calcium make you taller?

Help please! Could calcium make you taller?

We all need calcium: In our diet. Taking calcium won't cause you to be taller than you are genetically determined to be.

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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