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Calcium Intake And Osteoporosis
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
Do familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia patients respond to taking vitamin d supplements with an increased calcium, or is the calcium level stable?
No Change....needed?: In fbhh, the problem lies in the parathyroid perception of ca concentration. The ca sensing receptor (casr) doesn't sense the ca level correctly, resulting in PTH being elevated and kidney resorption increasing. While ca-vit d increases abdominal absorption, it doesn't change the underlying error. Additionally, these patients do not get kidney stones/osteoporosis at an increased rate (asympt). ...Read more
Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more
Rarely: Only at markedly elevated levels.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a combination of calcium carbonate and Vit. D3 contained in the tablet CALCIDAY good for people with low ionized calcium and high PTH?
Is it beneficial to consume magnesium, calcium phosphate, and vitaminD3/K2 together with a meal to maintain bone and tooth health?
To make bone mineral: vitamin D's job is mostly to help your gut absorb calcium well from the food you eat so if there is little or no calcium in your diet vitamin D is not that helpful. And calcium works along with phosphate to form a mineral called hydroxyapatite which is hard and gives bones much of their strength. ...Read more
Calcium and ionized calcium level normal, but taking calcium supplements helps control fasiculations/spasms. Why? I also have cervical myelopathy.
Hard to explain: It is hard to explain this one. Are the fasciculations all over? Or are they focused to an area - such as muscles in one arm? Perhaps the calcium helps you control magnesium, or another mineral, which may also affect muscle membrane electrical polarization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily.: Kidney stone formers often have elevated levels of calcium in the urine and calcium lowering medications can help them. However, reducing calcium in the diet is not recommended and does not seem to prevent stones. Excessive intake may predispose to stones, but there is no evidence that it will cause them. If you have a prior history of stone, taking the regular usrda of calcium is recommended. ...Read more
Either ok: Either form of calcium is reasonable to take as a supplement. Choose a form that you won't mind taking as some are definitely more palatable than others. Calcium citrate may be somewhat better absorbed as calcium is best absorbed with some acid. In general, what is more important is to space out your calcium consumption throughout the day as possible since if you take all your calcium at one time it is not well absorbed. ...Read more
Possibly: Although there are studies showing that calcium and vitamin d slow the loss of bone after menopause, recent studies have been suggesting that taking calcium supplements is not the same as getting calcium through foods in your diet. Calcium supplements may be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, whereas high calcium diet is not. At your age you should be concentrating on diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Her it is: Pre-menopausal women 25-50 years old and post-menopausal women on estrogen replacement therapy: 1, 000-1, 200 milligrams of calcium per day. 1, 500 milligrams of calcium per day is recommended for pregnant or lactating women. •for postmenopausal women less than age 65 not on estrogen replacement therapy: 1, 500 milligrams of calcium per day. •for men ages 25-65: 1, 000 milligrams of calcium per day. ...Read more
Low levels of electrolytes in your system can contribute to leg cramps, especially calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium. A prenatal vitamin can usually provide enough of these elements to prevent cramping, but adding an extra supplement or foods rich in calcium and potassium can help to ...Read more
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