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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Docusate Calcium (Overview)

Docusate calcium is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Is it safe to take docusate calcium daily?

Is it safe to take docusate calcium daily?

Not advised: Taking any laxative daily can become addicting, and then you will have major problems if you ever stop. Try not to use it more than 2-3 days in a row. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
6 doctors shared insights

Docusate Calcium (Overview)

Docusate calcium is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Is it safe to take docusate calcium daily?

Not advised: Taking any laxative daily can become addicting, and then you will have major problems if you ever stop. Try not to use it more than 2-3 days in a row. ...Read more

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Stool softener= docusate sodium or docusate calcium?

Stool softener= docusate sodium or docusate calcium?

Either: Both work by causing small bowel to secrete fluid into gut. Increased fluid helps to sofeten hard stool; not a stimulant. ...Read more

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Is docusate sodium or docusate calcium a better stool softener?

Is docusate sodium or docusate calcium a better stool softener?

Depends: Since calcium tends to constipate, i'd tend to side with the sodium version. However, people with hypertension who are limiting their sodium intake should probably choose the calcium version. The docusate is the active component; so either version should work. Adding more fiber & fluids to your diet will help keep you regular, too. ...Read 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What vegetables are rich sources of calcium?

What vegetables are rich sources of calcium?

See below: Kale, turnip greens, arugula, collards, okra, spinach and broccoli are a few of the vegetables that are rich sources of calcium ...Read more

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What if the function of the calcium in the body?

Divalent Cation: Calcium is necessary to make bones and teeth, but even plants require calcium because it is the mineral that neutralizes the phosphates on Adenosine tri-phosphate, atp, the form of energy used by all living things. This means it is crucial to the contraction of muscles, including the heart. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good sources of calcium?

Almond Milk My Fav: My favorite source of calcium after soybeans (edamame) is silk brand unsweetened almond milk. Plain or vanilla. I have it every breakfast with an organic cereal (plus blueberries and banana). One glass contains 45% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium. The who recommends 500 mg of daily calcium. For more: http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/everyone-needs-calcium-where-should-you.Html. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking extra calcium?

What are the proven advantages of taking extra calcium?

Goal is 'adequate': Getting an 'adequate' dose of calcium reduces risk of weak bones from osteomalacia. Not sure there is any benefit for taking extra/excessive amts of calcium. In fact, there is emerging evidence that taking high doses in pill form (might) cause increased calcium buildup in blood vessels (bad). Maximizing dietary sources is best. If need supplement, spread dose into 2-3 separate doses thru day. ...Read more

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How to improve calcium levels chemically & or naturally?

How to improve calcium levels chemically & or naturally?

Calcium levels: How low is your calcium level(Ca)?/ usually in the normal range.Could be low from hypoparathyroidism? ,kidney disease?Too much Zinc, Magnesium?Low Vit D? It is recommended to get calciium from food, dairy ,as pills has been linked with more coronary artery disease. Also can take Vit D if deficient ( ...Read more

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What can happen if someone has too much calcium in their body?

What can happen if someone has too much calcium in their body?

Many symptoms: Hypercalcemia is too much calcium in the blood.The main cause of hypercalcemia is overactivity in one or more of parathyroid glands in the neck near the thyroid gland. Excdssive intake of calcium and vitamin d supplements as well as rarely some types of cancer.Signs/symptoms include renal stones, bone pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, renal failure, cardiac arrhythmia, hyperthyroidism, idiopathic , etc. ...Read more

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Do rice have calcium?

Do rice have calcium?

Rice ; calcium: Brown rice contains some calcium -- about 50 mg/cup. Compare that to yogurt, which has 450 mg/cup -- or cooked spinach, with 240 mg/cup. Even dried figs have 300 mg/cup. http://tinyurl.com/47legy9 rice is definitely not your best source of calcium. ...Read more

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Are almonds a good source of calcium?

Are almonds a good source of calcium?

Almonds are a: Good source of calcium but there are many other foods that are even better. Here's a list from a harvard study http://huhs.Harvard.Edu/assets/file/ourservices/service_nutrition_calciumcontentofcommonfoods.Pdf peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does calcium build up on tendons?

How does calcium build up on tendons?

Few theories: Calcific tendonitis most commonly involves shoulder.Three main theories: reactive calcification; endochondral ossification with tendon cells converting to cartilage cells to form bone; ectopic bone formation with change of mesenchymal stem cells into osteogenic cells(bone forming cells). Tendintis usually deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the body. ...Read more

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My calcium level is high should I be concerned ?

Not really: It depends how high it is. There's two types of calcium tests. The regular Ca2+(calcium) test, checking total calcium in blood which is bound to protein (albumin), and a "free Calcium" test, which shows how much calcium is actually unbound and "free to do its thing." Calcium is one of the most common abnormal studies on blood work. Unless there's reason to think its super high for a reason, ur ok ...Read more

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How much calcium is there in calcium polycarbophil?

How much calcium is there in calcium polycarbophil?

140 mg elemental: Each chewable tablet of calcium polycarbophil 500 milligrams (mg) contains 140 mg of elemental calcium. ...Read more

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