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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

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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?

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?

Depends on cause?: You got to have reason for low Calcium level.We don't know how low your calcium level is&if you are symptomatic.Calcium in blood is bound to albumin,so if your albumin level is low it will show low calcium level.The other causes are Hypoparathyroidism,High level of phosphate due to kidney disease,celiac disease,pancreatitis and alcoholism.Treated by treating the cause and oral calcium and VitD ...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.

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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Calcium and vitamin d supplements -- is there anything I should know before i take them?

Yes: Studies have shown a person shpould ha an intake of 1600mg calcium and 2000iu vit b. That is the to be reduced, the calciuim gy the # ca you get from other sources: milk, yougert, ice cream products etc. ...Read more

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Can i take a multi vitamin along with my calcium and vitamin d? I take 1200 mg of calcium and 800 iu of vitamin d3.

Can i take a multi vitamin along with my calcium and  vitamin d? I take 1200 mg of calcium and 800 iu of vitamin d3.

Try another meal: While it might not pose a problem, high dose calcium can interfere with some other vit/mineral absorption. So if you are going to take it, it might as well have a chance to help you. I would suggest separating the MVI (multivitamin) from the ca+vitd to different meal times / times of day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted of this vital mineral by taking 1500mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin d daily while pregnant and breastfeeding too. While many prenatal vitamins contain the later, they often don't have enough calcium. Dairy products or a supplement will suffice. ...Read more

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I want to grow taller, can I take calcium and vitamin d supplements everyday?

I want to grow taller, can I take calcium and vitamin d supplements everyday?

Likely not: While good nutrition is essential for normal growth in children and adolescents, additional vitamins and minerals are unlikely to help unless identified deficiencies require supplementation and were inhibiting growth to begin with. Be careful to discuss supplements with either your doctor or your child's doctor, depending on who is taking supplements. Excessive intake may cause problems. ...Read more

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Ive been advised to take calcium and vitamin D supplements as my last blood test showed I have low calcium levels. How long will they take to work?

Ive been advised to take calcium and vitamin D supplements as my last blood test showed I have low calcium levels. How long will they take to work?

Months: You did not provide sufficient information about your health. Low vitamin D and calcium are likely to be chronic issues and you should get these checked out after about 6 months of treatment, keeping in mind that it may need to be long term treatment. ...Read more

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I m 29 years old can i take calcium and vitamin D without going for their levels & without dr prescription i have knee joint pain & i live in sweden

I m 29 years old can i take calcium and vitamin D without going for their levels & without dr prescription i have  knee joint pain & i live in sweden

Absolutely, yes!: Hi. And in fact, I'd encourage you to. However, please don't expect calcium and D supplements to improve your knee joint pain. Lifelong adequate calcium and vitamin D will help bone health, and you're right around the corner from your peak bone mass in life, after which your bone density, and with fair correlation bone quality, are in decline. Good luck, and I hope your knee pain is temporary! ...Read more

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