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Doctor insights on: Calcium Supplement After Thyroidectomy

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Do men need calcium supplement?

Do men need calcium supplement?

Depends: We do not recommend calcium supplementation for the heck of supplementing. We always prefer you to get your calcium from your food. However, in men who has osteoporosis or osteopenia, calcium supplementation + vitamin d is appropriate and recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What is the best calcium supplement for women?

What is the best calcium supplement for women?

Any: Any sort of calcium supplement is fine. Citracal is a opopular brand. Viactiv is even chocolate flavored! there are many over the counter options and all are good. Also consider a multivitamin because it will also serve as a supplement for other vitamins. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Which type of calcium supplement is best for you?

Calcium: Depending on your diet, you may or may not need supplemental calcium. You can get a lot from leafy greens, tofu, yogurt, cheese, milk, sardines, salmon, etc. http://tinyurl.com/d8bvfbn around 900-1200 milligrams of calcium per day are enough. If you aren't getting this much in your food, calcium citrate is better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Use a product that also has vit d and vit k2. ...Read more

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Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

Which type of calcium supplement should you take?

The cheapest: Take the cheapest one you tolerate. Calcium carbonate is the least extensive. Calcium gluconate is fractionally better absorbed and sometimes better tolerated, but is more expensive per mg of calcium absorbed. And don't forget adequate vitamin D; it can really help with calcium absorption in the intestine. ...Read more

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Side effect of calcium supplement?

Usually none: Most people can regulate calcium absorption so as to fit their skeletal needs. There are others who develop excessive absorption with consequent increase in urine calcium creating a risk for kidney stones. This is particularly true if you take more than 800 units of vitamin d per day. ...Read more

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Side effects of calcium supplement?

Side effects of calcium supplement?

Multiple: The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. However, supplemental calcium can also contribute to calcification of arteries which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Speak to your physician about how to best meet your calcium needs without increasing your risks. Natural sources of calcium are usually the safest. ...Read more

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Can I mix my thyroid pill and calcium supplement?

Can I mix my thyroid pill and calcium supplement?

Yes and no: Hi. Calcium can impair gastrointestinal absorption of thyroid hormone, so taking them together you might fractionally lower the amount of thyroid hormone your body is getting. However thyroid hormone is very cheap, and we can adjust the thy. hormone dose under those circumstances so that you get the right amount absorbed; if that makes compliance with your thyroid and calcium easier/better, do it ...Read more

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Which OTC calcium supplement has the best absorption?

Calcium suplement: Not all otc calcium suplement has the best absorption. There are two common calcium suplement available otc :calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. Calcium citrate has better absorption then calcium carbonate. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitimins considered a calcium supplement?

Not alone: Most prenatal vitamins contain only small amounts of calcium (~300mg) because the calcium molecule is too big to put in a combination pill. You and your doctor will need to review your dietary calcium intake, and see whether you also need a calcium supplement in addition to your prenatal vitamin. Between diet & supplement you need 1000mg calcium/day. Can get in dairy products, leafy greens, etc. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

This is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It is generally performed for rumors of the gland, occasionally for enlarged and hyper functioning glands that do ...Read more