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Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.

Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.

Blood sugar: Forget the calcium. If you have high blood sugar levels you need to stop drinking the chocolate milk. If you don't have diabetes relax and enjoy. Please go online and look up the many articles about food stuffs. My preferred item on the web is "NuVal" - you will learn a lot. ...Read more

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Does the dicalcium phospate and calcium in milk interfere with levothyroxine?

Does the dicalcium phospate and calcium in milk interfere with levothyroxine?

Sometimes: Calcium is only a problem if you take your thyroid pills with calcium. Others things, such as soy and iron as well as calcium can interfere with the absorption of the thyroid med. In the past, we had patients wait 4 hours before taking any of these foods. Today, the pills dissolve so fast that you only need to wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything except water. ...Read more

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Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?

Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?

Yes & no: Magnesium is the same but the carbonate form is harder to absorb whereas the Citraite is easier & more complete absorption. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more

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Is adipic acid (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

Is adipic acid  (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) and antacids as a flavoring agent, giving them a tart taste. ...Read more

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Is chlorthalidone 25mg safe in ckD (s.cr1.7) to control Bp in elderly in addition toCCB and B blockers?

Is chlorthalidone 25mg safe in ckD (s.cr1.7) to control Bp in elderly in addition toCCB and B blockers?

Yes: It would be beneficial however to monitor electrolytes and renal function routinely. I am certain your doctor is aware of this. Combination therapy (three or four different classes of drug) is often necessary for the management of HTN especially in the elderly. ...Read more

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Which is the difference between aluminum - magnesium and calcium base anti acids?

ANTACIDS: These antacids are salts that act as buffers for neutralizing acid. The difference is which type of salt. ...Read more

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Why are serum calcium and ACE levels increased in sarcoidosis?

Why are serum calcium and ACE levels increased in sarcoidosis?

Not known.: No one knows exactly why high calcium levels occur in granuloma-forming disorders such as sarcoidosis. Contributing factors may include dehydration, increased uptake of oral calcium and/or decreased calcium excretion, especially if the kidneys are not 100% functional. ACE activity is also increased, but again no one knows exactly why. ACE is thought to be produced by cells in the granulomas. ...Read more

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For someone with serum calcium and ionized calcium both at the 95% cutoff level (highest normal), are vitamin D injections of safe?

For someone with serum calcium and ionized calcium both at the 95% cutoff level (highest normal), are vitamin D injections of safe?

Not advised: Vitamin D helps the gut absorb calcium into the bloodstream. If your calcium level is already relatively high, extra vitamin d would not be a good idea. You might want to check your parathyroid hormone level to find out why your calcium level is high. ...Read more

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What causes blood calcium to be deposited in bones as calcium salts?

What causes blood calcium to be deposited in bones as calcium salts?

Calcium deposit: The saturation point is reached. go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for more details. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of magnesium both - as amino acid chelate and as oxide heavy?, Am deficient in magnesium

What is the recommended dosage of magnesium both - as amino acid chelate and as oxide heavy?,   Am deficient in magnesium

Magnesium deficiency: Most Americans are low in magnesium. It can vary from one person to another up to 8 fold how much magnesium a person needs. I recommend following label directions and increasing by one dose per night until 8 doses or loose stool. If you get to loose stool, consider that one dose too many. Most people only need 2 or 3 doses per day, and it could be taken all at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high calcium level in blood test?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) can increase the calcium in your blood levels. When taken with meals, it acts as a binder of phosphorus and does not add as much to your blood. When taken without food, it increases calcium levels in your blood. ...Read more

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Take prelief for IC and reflux which contains calcium glucerophosphate and magnesium stearate. Can the magnesium stearate elevate magnesium levels? Mine are already at slightly above normal range.

Take prelief for IC and reflux which contains calcium glucerophosphate and magnesium stearate.  Can the magnesium stearate elevate magnesium levels? Mine are already at slightly above normal range.

Watch & see if...: Your scenario deserves a watching with repeating testing in 3 months for confirmation do to correlate with your clinical profile under your doctor's review and guidance since the pill used should not have any significant effect on someone with reasonable functions of kidneys. To help understand how to live a long happy life, review list on Facts of Life-1,2,&3 on HOME of www.formefirst.com. ...Read more

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I've got polycystic kydney (v) and i'd like to know how edta calcium disodium could imbalance my ionized calcium and/or sodium in oral chelation ?

I've got polycystic kydney (v) and i'd like to know how edta calcium disodium could imbalance my ionized calcium and/or sodium in oral chelation ?

See answer: Edta is safe when used as a prescription medicine for the correct indications. Edta can cause abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, low blood pressure, skin problems, and fever. It can also cause kidney damage, dangerously low calcium levels, low potassium and magnesium levels, and even death. You should seriously discuss any planned use(s) with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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