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Not digesting calcium? Can somebody have trouble digesting the calcium supplements she takes?

Not digesting calcium? Can somebody have trouble digesting the calcium supplements she takes?

Yes: Calcium carbonate requires stomach acid for it to dissolve. People who are older don't make as much stomach acid. People who take meds for reflux or ulcers will also make less acid. Calcium citrate does not require stomach acid to dissolve. ...Read more

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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Do calcium supplements cause constipation?

Do calcium supplements cause constipation?

Calcium: Calcium in the right dose should not cause constipation. How much calcium are you taking, and are you also taking vitamin D. I strongly recommend that you go to a nearby library and read about the important amount of calcium and vitamin D. Of importance you must get to know what dose is OK for calcium and vitamin D. In many places milk will include both calcium and vitamin D. ...Read more

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Docs, could a 15 year old take calcium supplements?

Docs, could a 15 year old take calcium supplements?

Sure: I gave my kids the viactiv supplements because they tasted like chocolate candy ...Read more

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Can calcium supplements assist your training to grow taller?

Can calcium supplements assist your training to grow taller?

Unlikely: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physiclly active. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches. You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll. The only thing a calcium supplement might do is repace calcium in someone who is defficient. ...Read more

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Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

Can I take calcium supplements with other dietary supplements?

Depends.: Taking calcium does not preclude you from taking other supplements like Folic Acid or vitamin d. But "dietary supplement" means different things to different people. It's best to take the supplements you're taking in to your doctor and have a discussion with them about their safety and efficacy. ...Read more

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Can magnesium and calcium supplements make you extremely drowsy?

Can magnesium and calcium supplements make you extremely drowsy?

No: Mineral supplements do not cause drowsiness. They may have other problems, such as GI events from irritation to loose stools. ...Read more

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Age 40, have a fibroid 2.8x2.2cm, can I use calcium supplements?

Age 40, have a fibroid 2.8x2.2cm, can I use calcium supplements?

Yes: There is no contraindication of taking a calcium supplement with a uterine fibroid. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I take iron and calcium supplements with nutrex lipo-6 black?

Please tell me, could I take iron and calcium supplements with nutrex lipo-6 black?

You should only: Be taking these (calcium and iron) with a doctor's recommendation, as they have potential adverse events. THe Nutrex is worthless, expensive, and may contain harmful ingredients, but who knows? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Can I counteract potential osteoporosis family history by taking calcium supplements?

One answer: Calcium and vitamin d supplements certainly are a part of reducing bone loss. Depending on your age, a DEXA or bone denstiy test may be in order to measure your bone density and see if bone loss is present. If so, other therapy may be indicated. Also weight bearing exercise is important in helping maintain bone density. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take iron and calcium supplements with nutrex lipo-6 black?

Can you tell me if I could take iron and calcium supplements with nutrex lipo-6 black?

Save your money: Unbelievable how many new miracle supplements are appearing on the market and nutrex lipo-6 black is another "new kid on the block". This so-called "fat burner" is associated with no credible evidence of benefit, and is yet another potential scam, with possible bad adverse events. Talk to your doctor, as you are clearly in search of some solution. Just do it safely. ...Read more

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Aside from drinking milk and takin calcium supplements, what other foods are rich in calcium?

Aside from drinking milk and takin calcium supplements, what other foods are rich in calcium?

MANY: Of course any dairy product will contain the most calcium. Other choices are both fortified orange juice and rice. Sardines, beans, soybeans, collard greens, figs and tofu to name a few. ...Read more

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Gastritis patients should avoid dairy products but can they take calcium supplements? Is that safe?

Gastritis patients should avoid dairy products but can they take calcium supplements? Is that safe?

Calcium: supplements should always be taken with a glass of water and some food. The reason being Calcium may cause mild irritation id taken alone. ...Read more

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Should I take calcium supplements while taking Alendronate? I get 2 different opinions. Some yes, some no.

Should I take calcium supplements while taking Alendronate? I get 2 different opinions. Some yes, some no.

Calcium: A low dose of calcium will do you no harm and in fact be quite helpful. The calcium is available in many sizes - please take the lowest dose of calcium. If, after a week or two, you don't think you are taking enough calcium, please contact your primary doctor so you can be examined. ...Read more

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If my high calcium level is caused by taking calcium supplements, how long after stopping the supplements will it take for my calcium level to go dwn?

If my high calcium level is caused by taking calcium supplements, how long after stopping the supplements will it take for my calcium level to go dwn?

Just a few days but: If your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements then it should come down within just a few days of stopping the supplements. However, it is highly unlikely your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements. It is almost always caused by hyperparathyroidism, benign enlargement of the parathyroid glands. Testing your level of parathyroid hormone can confirm this. ...Read more

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Is there evidence showing antacids are worthless as calcium supplements?

Is there evidence showing antacids are worthless as calcium supplements?

Not necessarily: I have understood that it is perfectly ok to use Tums for instance as a calcium supplement-- it comes in different strengths, including a 750 and 1000 mg strength (of calcium carbonate). What I had read was that your body cannot deal with more than about 500mg at a time anyway so I'm not sure the strength actually matters. It's important to take the calcium with meals several times daily. ...Read more

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Should women in their 30s take calcium supplements?

Should women in their 30s take calcium supplements?

Calcium supplements: Drink milk! There is plenty of calcium and vitamin D in skim and 2% milk -look at the labels. ...Read more

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Why is it now being said not to take calcium supplements?

Why is it now being said not to take calcium supplements?

Increase heart risk: Some very large studies have recently found increased risk of heart attack in men & women & increased risk of death from heart disease in men taking calcium suups. It is thought that calcium supps can increase calcium deposits in the arteries. However, calcium helps with osteoporosis & taking vit k with calcium should prevent this problem. See http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/779420 & comment:. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements make you grow taller?

Do calcium supplements make you grow taller?

No: They may help to attain your full growth potential - but they will not make you taller. ...Read more

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How many calcium supplements to take for osteopenia?

How many calcium supplements to take for osteopenia?

Depends: Daily recommended intake for women 19-49 is 1000mg per day, over 50 is 1200mg per day. It is also important to make sure you are eating a healthy, balanced, diet. ...Read more

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Are calcium supplements really necessary for children?

Are calcium supplements really necessary for children?

Diet dependent: Hello. If a child is consuming calcium-containing foods on a daily basis (milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, kale, etc), there is no need for additional calcium supplementation. I would only recommend supplements if your child "refuses" to consume any of these foods. Daily calcium is important for normal bone mineralization to aid with growth and prevent fractures. ...Read more

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Should a person with pseudogout avoid taking calcium supplements?

Should a person with pseudogout avoid taking calcium supplements?

No, calcium is a hea: No, calcium is a health decision. Pseudogout is associated with increased deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate deposition in your cartilage, soft tissues, etc. If your body need calcium and you are not ingesting enough, your body will take it from your bones. Calcium suppleemts is not known to provoke pseudogout. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of medicines?

Sometimes.: Calcium can interfere with thyroid hormone absorption and some other medications. This information is usually given with the medication. ...Read more

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Can u get furred-up ateries from excessive use of calcium supplements?

Can u get furred-up ateries from excessive use of calcium supplements?

Furred-up?: I am not sure what you mean by furred-up but studies suggest that taking calcium by itself can increase risk of atherosclerosis (calcium deposits within the walls of the arteries). However, if you take calcium with magnesium and vitamin k this should not be a problem- see https://www. Lef. Org/magazine/mag2012/aug2012_potential-danger-of-calcium-supplements_01.Htm
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Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Do calcium supplements interfere with the absorption of some medications?

Yes.: They can significantly lower the amount of thyroid hormone that gets absorbed. Because calcium is a positively charged ion, it can bind to any negatively charged chemical, including levothyroxine. Spacing the thyroid hormone at least 2 hours from calcium (including antacids such as tums), iron, multi-vitamins, and certain other meds can help keep thyroid blood levels stable. ...Read more

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If you take calcium supplements daily, can your body ever become immune to it?

Calcium: It won't become immune. Your levels, if too high may cause abdominal pain, kidney stones, as well as other hypercalcemic issues in the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy or bad to take calcium supplements when your 16 years old?

Calcium: If you are not getting adequate mounts of calcium as a texan, which should be bout 1600 mg/day, then it should e taken as supplement with vitamin d. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Ritter
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Atorvastatin (Definition)

Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin).. Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lang
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Calcium Supplements (Definition)

Typically babies get plenty of calcium from breast milk or formula. Whenever they don't, for instance for babies with galactosemia, calcium supplementation is important to support ...Read more