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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Low Calcium Diet (Overview)

Those who do not receive enough calcium over a long period of time can develop calcium deficiency. This condition leads to osteoporosis, loss of the jaw bone (osteonecrosis), hypertension, and other disorders. Persons with lactose intolerance have trouble digesting lactose, the sugar in milk. There are over-the-counter products available that make it easier to digest lactose. You can also buy lactose-free milk at most grocery stores. In rare instances, some people have a true allergy to the protein in milk. Such persons must avoid all dairy products and may need to take calcium supplements.


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Urinalysis shows calcium oxilate stones. I maintain a low calcium diet but I am still forming them by the dozens. Is there something else i can do?

Urinalysis shows calcium oxilate stones. I maintain a low calcium diet but I am still forming them by the dozens. Is there something else i can do?

Calcium renal stones: If you are constantly forming kidney stones (ks), you need to have 24 hour urine collection for calcium, uric acid and phosphate. If you have high levels of calcium (c) in your urine in 24 hours, you may need to be on hctz therapy to reduce your urine c. If you have high levels of parathyroid hormone, you may also have an increased incidence of ks and need treatment. See a urologist for an answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
8 doctors shared insights

Low Calcium Diet (Overview)

Those who do not receive enough calcium over a long period of time can develop calcium deficiency. This condition leads to osteoporosis, loss of the jaw bone (osteonecrosis), hypertension, and other disorders. Persons with lactose intolerance have trouble digesting lactose, the sugar in milk. There are over-the-counter products available that make it easier to digest lactose. You can also buy lactose-free milk at most grocery stores. In rare instances, some people have a true allergy to the protein in milk. Such persons must avoid all dairy products and may need to take calcium supplements.


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Can supplementing 250mg magnesium daily and low calcium intake in diet accelerate arthritis?

Can supplementing 250mg magnesium daily and low calcium intake in diet accelerate arthritis?

NO: but why are you asking???? What kind of arthritis and who recommended low Calcium High Magnesium More information and ask again! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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What could happen if you have low calcium levels?

Low calcium levels: Low calcium levels (hc) can cause increased neuromuscular irritability. Tetany may be as a result. Other symptoms of hc may be numbness. A person with these symptoms should see a doctor, as hc can be a serious and life-threatening disease that is why it is important to diagnose it and have a plan in place for its prevention and/or treatment. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Don't eat skin on poultry
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What does low calcium levels mean?

What does low calcium levels mean?

Various things: Poor absorption due to unhealthy gut with food allergies and inflammation, low calcium intake, low parathyroid hormone, low vitamin d level - start 30iu per pound and measure level in 3 months and adjust dosing, low magnesium level. Have a doc check for the above and come up with a managment plan. ...Read more

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My dr told me I have low calcium count its 12 what causes it to be low and is this normal?

My dr told me I have low calcium count its 12  what causes it to be low and is this normal?

High: A calcium of 12 is high, not low. Not sure who told you it's low. If you have questions about your labs, best person to talk to is the physician who ordered the labs. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested.
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Eat your vegetables!
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There are plenty of low-carb recipes online. Try something new.
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Try a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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What conditions can low calcium levels lead to?

What conditions can low calcium levels lead to?

Muscle/nerve effects: Calcium is an important component of normal cell motion. Low levels tend to have the most clinial effect on nerves and muscles causing tingling, numbness and muscle twitching respectively. Since the heart is also a muscle, low calcium levels can lead to heart rhythm abnormalities resulting in heart palpitations. ...Read more

Hypocalcemia (Definition)

Hypocalcemia refers to low measured levels of calcium in the blood. Symptoms of hypocalcemia may include numbness/tinglng of he hands and mouth or cramping. In severe cases, one's ability to think may be impaired. Hypocalcemia may be due to poor diet, vit d deficiency, disorders of the parathryoid ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more