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Can Calcium Supplements Cause Gallstones
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
Calcium: Calcium in the right dose should not cause constipation. How much calcium are you taking, and are you also taking vitamin D. I strongly recommend that you go to a nearby library and read about the important amount of calcium and vitamin D. Of importance you must get to know what dose is OK for calcium and vitamin D. In many places milk will include both calcium and vitamin D. ...Read more
If my high calcium level is caused by taking calcium supplements, how long after stopping the supplements will it take for my calcium level to go dwn?
Just a few days but: If your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements then it should come down within just a few days of stopping the supplements. However, it is highly unlikely your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements. It is almost always caused by hyperparathyroidism, benign enlargement of the parathyroid glands. Testing your level of parathyroid hormone can confirm this. ...Read more
Will calcium supplements cause kidney stones? I am taking 2mg at night I am supposed to take it twice a day that's 4mg?
Talk to your doctor: Many people believe that calcium is better to take at nighttime. You only need to take if once a day. 4mg is more than yuu need. Calicum is important for our bone, heart and muscle health. Please talk to your doctor about taking calcium suppliments if you are having kidney problems. ...Read more
Is it true that calcium supplements cause heart attacks? And if so what do you recommend I do considering I have osteopenia? Regarding calcium.
Myth: Calcium supplements do not cause heart attacks, other wise we would all be dying from all the dairy products we as consumers eat in a day. Excessive calcium can cause changes in your cell function, tissue function etc. But this is usually associated with a disease process, trauma, fluid issues or a metabolic problem. ...Read more
I have osteopenia taking calcium citrate vit d I have read that calcium supplements can cause hardening of arteries is it true?
Just not so: The claim that calcium supplements promote atherosclerosis was just made up. Atherosclerosis lesions may calcify; that is where any connection ends. You deserve better than to be troubled with internet scare stuff. If you are actually osteopenic at your age, the situation is very serious and I would urge you to continue educating yourself with reliable information. Your doctor is your guide. ...Read more
Increase heart risk: Some very large studies have recently found increased risk of heart attack in men & women & increased risk of death from heart disease in men taking calcium suups. It is thought that calcium supps can increase calcium deposits in the arteries. However, calcium helps with osteoporosis & taking vit k with calcium should prevent this problem. See http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/779420 & comment:. ...Read more
Diet dependent: Hello. If a child is consuming calcium-containing foods on a daily basis (milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, kale, etc), there is no need for additional calcium supplementation. I would only recommend supplements if your child "refuses" to consume any of these foods. Daily calcium is important for normal bone mineralization to aid with growth and prevent fractures. ...Read more
No: Absorption of calcium is greatly influenced by the presence or absence of other micronutrients. Calcium can decrease the rate of bone loss, especially in the elderly and in the presence of adequate levels of vitamin d. However, those with excessive bone loss would need an appropriate anti-osteoporosis therapy to prevent bone loss and fractures. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, no problem. That is totally fine and safe for baby. ...Read more
Not necessarily: I have understood that it is perfectly ok to use Tums for instance as a calcium supplement-- it comes in different strengths, including a 750 and 1000 mg strength (of calcium carbonate). What I had read was that your body cannot deal with more than about 500mg at a time anyway so I'm not sure the strength actually matters. It's important to take the calcium with meals several times daily. ...Read more
OF COURSE: Daily calcium requirement is between 1000 - 1200 mg. A cup of milk only provides 300 mg. You can easily find calcium supplements of 400, 500 and 600 mg and taking 2 a day will help you meet your requirements. ...Read more
Listen to your body: Quinapril is given for elevated blood pressure. Eating 6 equal meals followed each time by doing some relaxation training for 5 minutes and getting good exercise like pretend skipping rope are the life style changes that help blood pressure normalize. Correcting nutritional deficiencies with a mult vitamin and mineral can be helpful: vit d, vit k2, magnesium, potassium, and iron may be needed. ...Read more
I am experiencing slight pain in knees post workout at gym. I am a 32 year old female. Should I take calcium supplements?
Is it ok to take calcium supplements when taking Vit D 50, 000 units/ week? Calcium labs are normal. Vit D level is 23 ng/ml.
How much more effective is calcium fortified coconut milk compared to calcium supplements? Are there supplements that are just as good?
I take a vitamin d2 125 mg 50, 000 iu once a month along with calcium supplements 1, 000 mg a day, is this enough to treat osteopenia?
Depends: It depends on if the vit d that you took corrected you vit d level to normal - it also depends on if you are taking the calcium properly (with food, and divided throughout the day). You want to have your vit d level rechecked to make sure you're fully in the normal range and take more if needed. Finally weight-bearing exercise (like walking) is vital to helping prevent/treat osteoporosis. ...Read more
Is it safe to use calcium supplements instead of drinking milk? I'm 27yrs old. So what is the dosage? I get AC ne for dairy products. Does tablets effect
Calcium supplements: Calcium supplements are not necessary. Please go online and search for the many products that are good to eat or drink (e.g. milk) and have plenty of calcium without need for supplements! ...Read more
Excess calcium.: If you get more than you need, and your parathyroids are normal, you will urinate or defecate the excess. No problem. ...Read more
Spread out: Hi. Calcium supplements are fractionally a little better absorbed if they're broken up into several times per day than all at once. The trade off is that people often don't remember to take things multiple times/day, and if you forget, you're better taking a bunch all at once than not taking it at all. And don't forget to get enough vitamin D (preferably D3, a few thousand units/day). ...Read more
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