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Liquid Calcium With Vitamin D Medication
Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?
Yes: The usda rec 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables/day. If you eat these then your vitamin levels should be ok. But, vitamin d which is mainly produced in the body after sun exposure is low in most people due to our modern way of living (we are almost always under a roof protected from the sun). Also make sure your product is nsf certified. www.drbarretojuiceplus.com. ...Read more
Can i just take 5000 units of vitamin d without calcium or should I take calcium with vitamin d 5000 units?
Less D: As a male, you should be able to get sufficient calcium from your diet as long as you drink milk and eat dairy and veggies without problems. 2000 units of vitamin d3/day is all you really need, some will be in your diet. You won't find calcium with 5000 units of d, as that's excessive and not allowed to be sold. ...Read more
I am using super calcium with vitamin d 600mg calcium 400 iu vitamin d two tablet after meal but win i take it i feel pain in my stomach what can I do?
My vitamin d level is 18 ..why vitamin d supplement gives me horrible muscle cramps ..should I take calcium with vitamin d or take vitamin d only ?
Unusual response: This is a very unusual reaction to Vit D. You are more likely to be reacting to the other ingredients in the supplement so look for a pure Vit D3 with minimal additives. Most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to get optimal levels of 50-80. You probably don't need calcium unless your diet is low in calcium but it is wise to take Vit K with Vit D. Muscle cramps may be caused by low Magnesium. See comment: ...Read more
I am taking iron supplements with a prenatal everyday can I also take calcium with vitamin D? Currently breastfeeding my 5 week old daughter
Why would a rheumatologist prescribe Fosamax , plaquenil , calcium with vitamin d for systemic lupus ? Is this the right treatment for moderate lupus
Not unusual but...: Placquenil is a standard treatment ; vit d is helpful in autoimmune disease ; can prevent osteoporosis (as can calcium). Those with lupus are at increased risk of osteoporosis (esp. If put on steroids) but it is questionable if Fosamax (alendronate) is helpful for preventing rather than treating it. I personally question Fosamax (alendronate) but would add vit. K- see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs see my comments for other ideas:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking calcium with vitamin d in it, biotin, fish oil, daily multivitamin, power c, iron, and a birth control pill how should I properly take them?
See below: You can take these all together but iron is better absorbed on an empty stomach and C enhances its absorption so ideally take those on waking or near bedtime. The calcium/D, biotin, multivit. and BC pill can all be taken with or shortly after breakfast. While you could take fish oil with these it's ideal to take separately, perhaps with dinner. It is also ideal to take C 2x/day so take AM and PM. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enriched foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin D: The only medicine that cures deficiency of vitamin d is vitamin d! take d3, about 5000 units/day but spending time in the sun helps you make your own d. Vit d is essential for absorbing calcium, so adequate d should help you absorb calcium from your diet- leafy greens are a good source. It is also wise to take some vit a & vit k, which work in conjunction with vit d. ...Read more
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Yes: It is important to take vitamin d and calcium when pregnant to protect against bone loss and to maximize the skeletal development of the baby. Many women have been shown to be vitamin d deficient in recent years. A serum 25ohd test should be done to document a normal level. The dose of vitamin d to take depends on what level you start at. ...Read more
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Possibly: Although there are studies showing that calcium and vitamin d slow the loss of bone after menopause, recent studies have been suggesting that taking calcium supplements is not the same as getting calcium through foods in your diet. Calcium supplements may be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, whereas high calcium diet is not. At your age you should be concentrating on diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What foods can help me with my calcium and vitamin d, but not increase my cholesterol and sugar level?
Is it safe to take 500mg of calcium with 400 units of vitamin D WITHOUT adding magnesium? I keep reading otherwise.
Yes: Yes, of course you can do that depending upon the reason. If you are hyerparathyroid, or have hypercalcemia then follow your doctor's advice. If you are simply doing what you can to have healthy bones and muscle or are being treated for thinning bones, then you may take those together or separately. Also, magnesium, zinc, iron and ascorbic acid (vitamin c) are needed to help create bone too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I am lactose intolerant. What are other ways i can get my daily dose of calcium and vitamin d without eating dairy products?
Yes: There are many other sources of calcium in your diet without dairy products -- it's even added to some orange juice. Lactase supplements may allow you to eat dairy products without problems. Also there are many quality calcium supplements available generically and inexpensively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fosamax, Vitamin d & calcium for 9 mths now. My Yearly Dexa showed last yr -3.6. Now -3.4 only. Is it even worth being "happy" with results??
DEXA ....: Why does a 42 year old woman need to have yearly tests? Do you recall what sites were used to report your DEXA? Weakness, pain, and depression needs MUCH more attention than DEXA. PS: I am an Endocrinologist and have been practicing bone issues since 1974. Regrettably the doctors who perform the DEXA studies rarely look at the imaging. ...Read more
How to best manage severe, severe osteoporosis? Have tried all types of services, just started Prolia, increased calcium, increased vitamin D.
Ask about Forteo: Ask your physician about Forteo, which is the only osteoporosis treatment which actually builds bone (for the most part, all of the other treatments simply prevent further breakdown of bone). Unfortunately, insurance coverage can be an issue for Forteo, and also it requires a daily subcutaneous injection (a very tiny needle) for 2 years. Add daily walking to your treatment as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Theoretically the body cannot absorb calcium without enough vitamin d. I have vit d deficiency but my calcium levels are good. What's up with that?
Can maintain blood: The level of calcium in your blood has nothing to do with how well you're absorbing calcium. We have a huge reservoir of calcium in our bones ; the amount in our blood is regulated by parathyroid hormone; we need to keep serum calcium levels within a narrow range or we die. Even if you absorb no calcium you can maintain a normal blood level due to the stores in your bone.See http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male 60 kg 23.5 old 5.6h vitamin d 10.68 ng/ml.Advice need 60k iu weekly or 6 lac iu fortnight and for what time ? Did i need calcium suppl also ?
Many questions: Regretably you have used too many abbreviations that allow me to come up with meaningful answers. For example, your listed vitamin D level is quite low unless you are an African-American. Please resend a list with complete presentation of your medical concerns. e.g. What is 60k iu, 6 lac iu? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drinking a cup of milk (daily) fortified with vitamin d is it enough to get my body need of calcium and vit d and without exposing my body to rhe sun?
NOT EVEN CLOSE!: A cup of milk has 120 iu of vit. D. While the recommended daily intake (rdi) is 600 iu, most adults actually need 5-8000 iu/ day to achieve optimal levels. The rdi of calcium is 1000 mg and a cup of milk has about 300 mg. In most of the us sun exposure does not help in fall ; winter- you need to supplement. See http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna for more info. ...Read more
How long and how often should get a sun exposure to get Vitamin D? I work in an office & don't get much sun.Is it true I should have calcium together?
It varies: This depends on your latitude, time of year, your skin pigmentation & how much skin is exposed. It D helps us absorb calcium but many get enough calcium via diet. It's more important to take Vit K. If you don't get enough sun take 5-8000 iu of Vit D/day. See http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/ It's wise to test your Vit D levels; 50-80 is ideal. ...Read more
If too high: You can get high calcium if your vitamin d level is too high. 4000 iu is an acceptable dose if your level is current very low and need to be raised up. The only way you will know for sure if you are getting too much is to get retested after being on the replacement dose for a short time. The main thing is to follow up with the doc that started the replacement to remeasure levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone health & more: Vitamin D & calcium are involved in bone health eg prevention of rickets & osteoporosis - check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/health-tip/art-20048544. The heart, muscles & nerves also need calcium to function properly - check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/calcium-supplements/art-20047097 ...Read more
To make bone mineral: vitamin D's job is mostly to help your gut absorb calcium well from the food you eat so if there is little or no calcium in your diet vitamin D is not that helpful. And calcium works along with phosphate to form a mineral called hydroxyapatite which is hard and gives bones much of their strength. ...Read more
That exceeding norm : Any amount of vitamin d supplementation that causes your vitamin d level to exceed optimal is too high. Know your numbers. Have your vitamin d level checked. 30-100 is normal. Vitamin d and calcium are neccessay for strong bones. In excess, calcium increases your risk for a cardiovasular or heart event, and vitamin d excess can cause fractures. ...Read more
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