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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
62yo mom with osteoporosis has startd taking daily 500mg calcium tablets altho her Sr Cal is normal. Should she take Mg too to avoid Cal in arteries?
Collagen capsule type vs liquid type, which one better? 10000 mg vs 5000 mg which one more effective?
Scam: Taking oral collagen is an "unproven remedy" targeted at folks seeking pretty skin. Victims assume collagen is a particular nutrient like a vitamin or mineral. This is the sucker bait. There's plenty of collagen in your food, it's a protein that's broken down like any other, and the proponents cite only some hard-to-believe articles in junk journals. Don't waste your money. ...Read more
If some1 is on a low cal diet (e.g. 900 cal a day) & would like 2 go up to 1,500 cal without gaining weight, how many cals should they add each week?
??: You could take a supplement but those doses you are talking about are very low doses and would not likely do much good go to vitamindcouncil.Org for good information on this subject. ...Read more
For 57+ F, is it ok to take Eltroxin 50mcg, Olmezest 20mg & calcium/vitD3 supplements each in 1 hr gap ?
In a way: The drinks or shakes are formulated to satisfy your hunger, give you energy, and prevent protein malnutrition. However, the idea behind diet drinks or shakes is to lower the total amount of calories that you ingest per day thus allowing you to lose weight. They are replacing meals but not completely (calories). ...Read more
Sodium intake control. Book says when comparing nutrition labels,the one saying 1Cup serv-100mg Na is less than 6oz serv-60mg Na. How is that less?
Pls explain difference between Metformin 500mg vs Metformin SR 500mg? Is Metformin SR 500mg equal to Metformin 500mg x 2 tablets?
Ben VS Ben/HCT. Benicar (olmesartan) drug sheet says Ben 40 mg has BP reductions about 13/7 while adding 12.5 mg HCT (Ben/HCT 40/12.5) reduction is 16/10 only. ?
BP reduction: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) is an effective BP lowering drug. Adding another BP lowering drug, HCT (H), gives an additive effect in lowering BP. That is why the combination of B and H lowers BP greater than B acting on its own. You can also ask your physician (P) your question for a more meaningful answer, as your P knows you best of all. ...Read more
On colcrys .6mg 2x a day for pericardial effusion w/ ranitidine 150mg 2x a day. But colcyrs website says to avoid cyp3a4 inhibitors. Zantac safe here?
Have low bone mass and 4 spine compression fractures ..vit d is 65..norm is 75-250..doc put me on 3000 vit d daily..should this help..I'm only 39?
Need more info: Hi. What degree of trauma caused 4 vert. compression fractures? If it was heavy trauma, maybe nothing's abnormal. If it was minimal trauma, that is very abnormal. It would help to know your bone densitometry T-scores and blood tests to look at calcium, kidney function, PTH, bone turnover markers, and any other tests prompted by a thorough medical evaluation by a metabolic bone specialist. ...Read more
Can i take green coffee bean supplements wfish oil-omega 3 1200mg x 2
caltrate 600d x 2
40 mg corgard (nadolol) for md mvp
80 mg pravastatin for cholesterol?
Sure but + & - are ?: We have millions of compounds in our body, of our own production. You are worrying about a few supplements, some complex (beans); some very refined (pravachol) & intensively studied. By law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, if sold otc as a dietary supplement, the marketers are exempt from evaluating or proving their claims, so who knows? Ans: no one. Are trials of complex combo’s done? No; who would pay? ...Read more
How serious is fbs of 43 for diabetic f79? She is on post-surgery prescription of gluformin g3 forte x 3 +glucobay 50 x 3 +pioglit 30 x 1.
Hypoglycemia : This number represents significant low blood sugar levels that can definitely endanger her life especially at her age. She needs to take something sweet immediately and check the bg few minutes after, if still low she needs to take more and if not coming up go to the ed. Later on adjustments in meds should be discussed with her pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much to feed 9lb? Rule says 1/2 wt in lbs per feed (4.5 oz/feed) or wt in lbs x 2 = oz/24 hrs (18 oz/day) is there a range or limit?How 2 know
See below: Those are just guidelines. The best thing to do is follow your baby's cues. An infant will let you know when they are hungry, and when they have had enough. ...Read more