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Os Cal Vs Caltrate
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
Eye shorthand: Od is right eye//os is left eye +0.5 is the power in diopters needed to be ground in the lens to see clearly. -0.5 axis 145 is the amount of astigmatism and the orientation of the correction ( the degrees around a circle from 0 to 180) . These are small corrections overall. The ophthalmologist generates these for the optician to make proper eyeglasses. ...Read more
AGN: Calcium & phosphorus r important for healthy bones, muscles, and nerves; however, in renal disease phosphorus may accumulate leading to unwanted consequences (including lowered calcium); thus calcium supplements (citrate/ carbonate/et al) r given to bind excess phosphate for excretion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no specific: ...contraindication to taking these two supplements in the same 24 hour period. 1800 mg of calcium is 2x higher than the total recommended from food and supplements. Taking calcium supplements WITH food increases their absorption. At high doses, calcium can cause digestive problems. It's important to stay hydrated when taking calcium supplements of any kind. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
I heard that calcium carbonate tablets can help acid in the short term, but make it come back worse, is this true?
Not really : Using antacid will reduce acicidity in your stomach briefly but not change course of gastroesophageal reflux disease per se. If you have gerd then the symptom relief will be least relieved in degree and duration by antacids, more by type 2 histamine blockers e.g. Zantac/ranitidine, pepcid/famotidune; & best with proton pump inhibitors (ppi's) like nexium, prilosec/omeprazole, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid. ...Read more