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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many good sources!: Many! cheese and milk, sesame seeds-tofu-almonds-flax seeds-greens-brocholli-brazil nuts- in descending order. You should easily acquire the mdr of calcium eating these! also flax seed had omega-3 (best non-fish source), and the greens-vitamins galore, and the nuts-monosaturated fats and fiber! voila! go for 1000mg/day from any combination of these! ...Read more
Very unlikely: You would have to take in a large amount of vitamin d and calcium in order to produce significantly high blood calcium levels. In the past people could get "milk alkali syndrome" by consuming large amounts of milk (containing calcium and vit d), as well as antacids that contained calcium, in order to treat peptic ulcer disease. This syndrome is very rare today. ...Read more
A pill: Take a pill containing 600 mg of calcium and 400 mg of vitamin d. Take one pill or take two a day depending on your diet. Its the easiest and probably the cheapest most cost effective way to do it. There is a brand out there that sells 500 pills of the above for $5.00. That is two pills a day for 3/4 of a year for pennies. ...Read more
What is normal levels of calcium? Mine was 10.2. What does this mean? What does hyperparathyroidism mean? Can diet decrease levels? Also hve hypothyrd
8.5to10.4: Nrmal Calcum level is 8.5to10.4 mgm/deciliter Your level is high normal Hyperparathyroidism is when parathyroid gland produces too much hormone and that causes blood calcium to go up You should repeat calcium level,25 hydroxyl vitD level and 24 hour urine for calcium as well Hypothyroidism sometimes also occurs separately with Huperparathyroidism High calcium diet can contribute to high calcium l ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food sources: Sardines, Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, turnip and collard greens, fortified cereals, fortified orange juice, soybeans, fortified soy milk (check label, not all are fortified), enriched breads, grains and then of course you can take calcium and vitamin D supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too late!: Sorry to give you disappointing news, but it is rare to grow after age 16-18, in fact most girls stop growing around age 14. Bone growth is caused by "growth plates" and once the growth plates close (usually 2-3 years after puberty) the bones are unable to grow. You need to accept your current height. However, calcium & d will improve bone density, esp. If you take with vit. K. ...Read more
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