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Os Cal Mineral
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
Os-Cal: "Tumor that Dissolves Bone, Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements, Kidney Stone, Kidney Disease, Sarcoidosis, Increased Activity of the Parathyroid Gland, High Amount of Calcium in the Blood, Extreme Loss of Body Water." Per: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-59713/natural-o-s-cal-500-oral/details/list-contraindications ...Read more
Yes: Oscal is best taken in at least two dosages one in the am and one in the pm with meals. Remember calcium is only part of the treatment for osteoporosis. For example vitamnid, weight bearing exercise, and possible meds such as Fosamax or Actonel (risedronate) and other may be needed. ...Read more
Os-cal is a suppl-: -lement for those who have deficient calcium levels, and needs 2 be taken with Vit-D-3, 2000iu/day. in order to decrease the chance of a hip fracture, adequate calcium in your diet is important as well as weight bearing exercise. if you have osteoporosis, there are many factors 2 consider for treatment. Fm Hx, fracture Hx, T-score. you need to see an internist that treats the entity,no easy fix. ...Read more
Serum Calcium drawn 8 a.m. 9/25 = 11.1. Took 4 Extra Strength Tums (calcium carbonate) approx 3- 4 a.m. on 9/24 = 1200 mg cal. Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high read? Vit D3 99- 100.
No: The electrolytes and ions in our blood are very tightly regulated by our body. Anything that you take by mouth (Tums) will have no immediate effect on the blood level of any ion. You should be worked up for that. You may have some nasty process going on in your bones. Hopefully you do not, but do not neglect it! ...Read more
Are sugar free Tums (calcium carbonate) a good way to get calcium in your mouth to help restore minerals to teeth? Like remineralizing.
Yes and no: Tums (calcium carbonate) are an excellent source of calcium. One must be careful with taking too much sugar free Tums (calcium carbonate), because that may be sweetened with sorbitol, which could cause diarrhea if taken in excess. I doubt that using calcium supplements will make you successful in remineralizing teeth though. However, it probably would not hurt you and may give you benefits in maintaining bone density. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer