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Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Is it safe to take a calcium supplement with an ileostomy?

Yes: If you do not get enough calcium in your diet , your body will take it out of your bone. Only supplement your diet if you are not getting the recommended intake for your age and sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?

I am allergic to shellfish and need to take a calcium supplement. What kind of supplement is safe for me?

Ca Supplementation: Virtually any calcium supplement will be safe. Your allergy to shellfish is to a protein in the muscle known as tropomyosin and if this is not usually an ingredient found in vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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What happens when you take a calcium supplement with a cup of coffee?

Not much: The calcium will bind with the phosphorus in the coffee but the amount of phosphorus is low. If you are taking the calcium as a supplement you'll get much better results to not take within 2-4 hours of a meal or a phosphorus containing beverage. ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait after drinking coffee to take a calcium supplement?

Should not matter: The fact that you have coffee, possibly with a milk product, in your system should not affect your ability to absorb the calcium. ...Read more

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Can I take a calcium supplement with whey protein?

Can I take a calcium supplement with whey protein?

Should be fine..: Calcium does not affect protein absorption and vice versa. You may not any supplement if you can stay on a healthy, balanced diet--see pyramid pictured here. Good diet is important, but regular exercise is also needed for long term good health. So eat well, sleepp well, exercise regularly and see doc for preventive care. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you take a calcium supplement before having a bone densitometry test?

What happens if you take a calcium supplement before having a bone densitometry test?

Avoid this: Bone mineral density tests measure the amount of mineral in the bone, and this mineral is predominantly calcium. The presence of calcium in your digestive tract may be detected and falsely interpreted as bone mineral, giving an inaccurate increased result. ...Read more

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I take prevacid (lansoprazole) for acid reflux. Should i take a calcium supplement?

Won't hurt: But must be added in to your dietary intake. You need a total of 1000-1500 mg/day. Check w/your doctor and/or a dietitian. Take calcium supplements with meals only. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Myles
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Ileostomy (Definition)

A portion of the small intestine attached to the abdominal wall in order to be able to go to the bathroom if something happened to ...Read more