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Is it okay if I eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

Is it okay if I eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

Please don't eat: medications for fun. There can be serious effects from Tums (calcium carbonate) (especially with chronic use or taking too much) such as rebound hyperacidity, constipation, gall stones, calcinosis, hypercalcemia, metabolic acidosis & renal injury) ...Read more

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What to do if i eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

What to do if i eat Tums (calcium carbonate) for fun is that bad?

How many?: 1 or 2 a day should be okay. If you use too much of it for too long you can run into internal complications. ...Read more

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Why do we need calcium?

Why do we need calcium?

Cells & bone health: Calcium is an important element for bone strength (preventing osteoporosis and hip fractures) and important for basic cell function (as an electrolyte). Consult with your doctor on how much calcium you might need. ...Read more

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Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

Yes: Yes, 11.2 is a high level of calcium for a baby. http://tinyurl.com/m7jayop please talk with your pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium?

Milk, cheese: Dairy products are obviously great sources of calcium. So are yogurt and certain vegetables like soy beans, okra, spinach, and broccoli. If you're looking for a quick, high-quality supplement, try viactiv - tastes like a candy bar and very high in calcium. ...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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Does calcium help for height gain?

Does calcium help for height gain?

Calcium is important: In your diet but it will not allow you to grow taller then heredity dictates. ...Read more

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How do I get more calcium in diet?

How do I get more calcium in diet?

Eat dairy: Eating a healthy diet that include dairy products like milk and cheese will help. Can supplement with calcium if needed. ...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