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How much calcium and vitamin d i need to take daily to treat osteopenia ?

How much calcium and vitamin d i need to take daily to treat osteopenia ?

600/1000: Calcium 600 mg twice daily and vitamin d 1000 iu / day. May need to adjust calcium dose based upon calcium levels although I am not sure i would do that for osteopenia. Don't forget regular weight bearing exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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How much vitamin d should I take with calcium?

How much vitamin d should I take with calcium?

5000-10000: You should measure your vitamin d in blood, and monitor every 3 months while your taking 5000 to 10, 000 units daily. ...Read more

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Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Which vitamin d should I take to help decrease psoriasis break outs...Vit d 1000..Vit d 2000..Vit d 500 with 1200 calcium..Stores have huge selection?

Be careful.: Regardless of what you have read on "natural health" web sites, there is no credible evidence that oral vitamin d is an effective treatment for psoriasis. High doses can raise your calcium levels to the point where you can develop kidney stones and other serious medical problems. 800-1000 iu is a safe daily dosage to prevent vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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I take 1200 milligrams of calcium and vitamin d a day. Is this a good amount. Is to much calcium have any negative effects. I have skeletal osteopeni?

Recommended amount: CarolynM208, For your age and gender, it is recommended to take about 1200-1500mg of calcium per day along with about 1000 IU / day of Vit D. In addition, if able, you should engage in weight bearing exercise and eat a well balanced diet. If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia and are at risk for fracture, your doctor may recommend medications that can help with bone density. ...Read more

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How many mg calcium and vitamin d, I should take if i can't take dairy?

How many mg calcium and vitamin d,  I should take if i can't take dairy?

Drink Almond Milk: Get the silk brand unsweetened almond milk at your local supermarket. Four glasses a day should be sufficient. Avoid pills for calcium as they are known to potentially cause problems. ...Read more

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My dr says I need to take calcium and vitamin D which is 26 considered low it should be 32-1000.. What would happen if I don't take either?

My dr says I need to take calcium and vitamin D which is 26 considered low it should be 32-1000.. What would happen if I don't take either?

Low vitamin d: If you don't replenish your vitamin d it means that it will continue to be low unless you are exposed to sunlight and even then- I'm not sure if you will completely solve the problem. Regarding calcium- or is better to get it through your diet than a pill so increase your servings of foods high on calcium such as milk, yogurt, cheese, etc. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a very low rate of calcium and vitamin d in my body! so i was told to take vitamind by pills but is there another way to raise that rate?

Check parathyroid: Vitamin d is low for many reasons. Calcium should not be low unless your serum protein is low, you have a specific disease causing calcium decrease or parathyroid gland is not working properly. You shpld see a doctor and get thus checked. Normally, oral bit d is absorbed well enough to take care of a low level. ...Read more

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I am getting colds constantly, about every month for the past 3 months! I have not had this problem in the past, what can I do to boost my immunity? I take a milti vitamin and a combo calcium and vitamin d on a daily basis.

Sinus infection?: Sometime a person can have ongoing chronic sinusitis, and it can seem like they are constant colds. Make sure to check in with your doctor about this. You can try rinsing your sinuses using a neti pot with sterile water and salt packets, to see if this clears it. ...Read more

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If a patient takes tons of calcium and vitamin d and then the blood calcium actually goes down- what is this indicative of?

If a patient takes tons of calcium and vitamin d and then the blood calcium actually goes down- what is this indicative of?

Need an explanation: Blood calcium is closely regulated to maintain the precise electrical potentials that keep the brain and heart functioning. The amount that you take in, and the amount of vitamin d within anything close to physiologic parameters, has little effect -- fortunately. If this is hypoparathyroidism being treated & monitored, the illness itself isn't under control. If a lab within normal limits, ignore. ...Read more

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