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Doctor insights on: Is Calcium And Magnesium Good For A Cough

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Suggest me some multivitamins tablet that contain good amount of zinc, calcium, magnesium. And should be safe to use?

Suggest me some multivitamins tablet that contain good amount of zinc, calcium, magnesium. And should be safe to use?

Doctors and vitamins: I hope you understand that the various vitamin products on the market are something that most physicians would not have any expertise in. There are vitamin standards set by the government and daily recommended doses. These are all well displayed on the vitamin products available.

I tell my patients to choose the vitamin of their choice. If they are males the only other caution is that no iron! ...Read more

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If the calcium and magnesium levels are good on my lab test, do is still need a bone density test? Are these related or not?

If the calcium and magnesium levels are good on my lab test, do is still need a bone density test? Are these related or not?

#1=yes, #2 = no.: Serum calcium levels are tightly controlled by a hormone in four tiny glands inside the thyroid gland called parathyroid glands. If calcium levels are abnormal and confirmed abnormal, need to work up for kidney, bone or parathyroid disease. Bone density has no relation to normal calcium levels, so if the test is indicated, do it. Magnesium may become low on diuretics (like potassium), not related. ...Read more

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Hi iam talking calcium magnesium and zinc for gaining height.is it good or not and I am 18 years old and 179cm.my friends in same age are 185...

Hi iam talking calcium magnesium and zinc for gaining height.is it good or not and I am 18 years old and 179cm.my friends in same age are 185...

Little benefit: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep and remaining physically active. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches to the final specified in your genes. Most over 18 have closed growth centers and will not grow taller, a few will grow a little until 20. Supplements only help if you were deficient. ...Read more

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I have Polycythemia Vera. Very heavy menses today. Are Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc supps good to help body with this problem? See CPA on 10th.

I have Polycythemia Vera. Very heavy menses today. Are Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc supps good to help body with this problem? See CPA on 10th.

Is that so?: At 30 years old, you're very young to have P-Vera. Has it been confirmed with appropriate genetic studies? I wouldn't advise any these supplements unless you know what you're doing; zinc in particular will upset your gut and perhaps render you copper deficient. ...Read more

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What vitamins in a persons body can affect breathing. Muscles if calcium and magnesium are good but have elevated parathyroid hormone?

What vitamins in a persons body can affect breathing. Muscles if calcium and magnesium are good but have elevated parathyroid hormone?

Whoa: Your breathing muscles need no special vitamins beyond what you'll get with a halfway reasonable diet. What concerns me is your having an elevated parathyroid hormone. Either you have a parathyroid adenoma / hyperplasia which is really serious, or you are vitamin d deficient. You need to address this. You'll feel much better. Again, please forgive my frankness & do right by yourself. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between nutritional supplements like a good multivitamin, fish oils, calcium/magnesium, or joint support like glucosamine?

Are there any interactions between nutritional supplements like a good multivitamin, fish oils, calcium/magnesium, or joint support like glucosamine?

Of course, complex &: Controls are internal but only partially understood. As Soul? Mind? Brain? Body creatures, not invented by MDs, issues only partially understood. Thus people promote importance of simple external things they can sell, often without consideration of individual situation or any relevant double-blind, prospective placebo controlled clinical trial data. Why? Because trials are expensive & might backfire? ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: If you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause muscle cramps even when calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels are good?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause muscle cramps even when calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels are good?

May be: Many issues are attributed to low vitamin D without necessarily strong evidence. However, if you suspect vitamin D deficiency, which is common, take about 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Do you recommend vit d3, calcium magnesium in one? (tablet form)

Do you recommend vit d3, calcium magnesium in one? (tablet form)

Calcium ; magnesium: W/d is a good idea. The d will help the calcium to go where it is supposed to, i.e., your bones and not your arteries. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What should I do to get calcium and magnesium absorbed into the body through supplementation?

What should I do to get calcium and magnesium absorbed into the body through supplementation?

Absorption: There is no need for any aids to absorb calcium (C) if you have normal levels of 1-25 DHCC (1-25), which is the agent responsible for the intestinal transport of C into body. Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD, need some replacement of 1-25, as their diseased kidneys do not allow 1-25 to be made. Magnesium absorption is not effected by CKD. There are no drugs to improve it. ...Read more

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What do calcium-magnesium vitamins do?

What do calcium-magnesium vitamins do?

Vitamin Functions: Magnesium helps body to use vitamins and other minerals- calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin D.

Calcium Magnesium with Vitamin D aids nerve and muscle function, including the conduction of nerve impulses and the regulation of a normal heart rhythm.

It maintains strong bones and teeth and helps prevent osteoporosis to reduce the risk of fractures later in life

See a Physician. ...Read more

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Which antacid contains calcium, magnesium, and simethicone?

Which antacid contains calcium, magnesium, and simethicone?

ROLAID: Rolaid contains
1calcium carbonate
2magnesium hydroxide
3simethicone. ...Read more

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What is the ratio between calcium and magnesium. How much should you take per day for an adult man. Will one conflict with other if you take too much calc?

What is the ratio between calcium and magnesium. How much should you take per day for an adult man. Will one conflict with other if you take too much calc?

See below: A mixed diet with dairy products should provide sufficient calcium and magnesium for an adult male and you do not need to take supplements. See these two sites for information about dietary sources of these minerals.
http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/calcium-healthprofessional/
http://ods. Od. Nih. Gov/factsheets/magnesium-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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I began a calcium/magnesium supplement program, how long before I notice the full effects?

I began a calcium/magnesium supplement program, how long before I notice the full effects?

Depends: Why are you on the program? I recommend a 1:1 dosage--i.e., equal amounts of calcium and magnesium. The dosage is determined by your bowel tolerance--i.e., the dosage that gives you diarrhea or loose stools. Just reduce the dosage to what is comfortable for you. Excess calcium impairs magnesium absorption--and inadequate magnesium impairs calcium absorption. ...Read more

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When I take 1 tablet of osteocare daily which is calcium, magnesium and zinc I urine alot?what that means

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Interesting: I am not aware of these supplements causing increased urination. I suspect that your pregnancy has more to do with it. Are you having more salt intake? ...Read more

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If the Dr did a blood test to check electrolytes and magnesium would that show if calcium and magnesium were at the wrong ratio?

If the Dr did a blood test to check electrolytes and magnesium would that show if calcium and magnesium were at the wrong ratio?

Blood test: Typically, an electrolyte panel includes tests for carbon dioxide, Sodium, Potassium and chloride. However, if a BMP or CMP was ordered, it should include calcium. Someone would have to do the math to get a ratio, which will not likely be done by the lab. ...Read more