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Doctor insights on: Tips For Distance Runners To Intake Calcium

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How to gain weight fast and what is best for calcium and amount to intake?

How to gain weight fast and what is best for calcium and amount to intake?

Eat more calories!: I wonder why you would want to gain weight. Is it that you are underweight to begin with, are losing weight for unknown reason, or want to gain to get into a certain class for wrestling. The recommendations would be different for each one. If there is any question about an abnormal weight, see an internist (adult medical doc). More calories = more weight--as simple as that. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great ways for your kids to intake enough calcium?

Dairy, Tums (calcium carbonate): A variety of dairy products will supply calcium in digestible form from milk through cheeses. Various juices like orange juice are occasionally supplemented with calcium. Antacid tablets like Tums (calcium carbonate) are occasionally used to supply calcium to a kid that is lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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What are some healthy alternatives for kids to intake enough calcium without it being excess?

What are some healthy alternatives for kids to intake enough calcium without it being excess?

foods/ supplements : If you are looking for alternatives to cow milk as a drink all of the non dairy milks are fortified with calcium. Yogurt and cheese dairy and non dairy are also sources as are some vegetables. Vitamin d is also needed and if this is deficient the calcium will not be absorbed. Without knowing the age of the children cannot say for sure but 1000mg day of calcium and 1000 iu of d3 daily are fine. ...Read more

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Is there a specific amount of calcium intake forb2 year olds?

Is there a specific amount of calcium intake forb2 year olds?

Yes: regardless if you meant 2 years old,or 32 your age,or 82 for your grand mother.the best source of calcium remained,milk and cheese. ...Read more

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If I increase my intake of calcium can I stop or reverse osteoporosis?

If I increase my intake of calcium can I stop or reverse osteoporosis?

Not enough: The way i like to explain it...Calcium is a building block of bone. The problem is having the building block around isn't enough. You also need a medication to stimulate the incorporation into the bone. Also having vitamin d around is important, so you can absorb the calcium. Plus low calcium or vitamin d will stimulate a gland (parathyroid) to leach calcium from the bone. ...Read more

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How much calcium should a breastfeeding mother intake?

How much calcium should a breastfeeding mother intake?

1300 mg per day: The recommended daily calcium intake for the breast feeding mothers by national academies of sciences is 1300 mg. ...Read more

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What can I do to up my calcium intake but not agitate my kidneys?

What can I do to up my calcium intake but not agitate my kidneys?

A high calcium diet: If you want to keep it simple a high calcium diet. If this is difficult to do, then calcium supplements would help. Not sure why calcium in general with "agitate" your kidneys, unless you are worried about stones. And if that's the case, if the stones are calcium oxalate, high calcium diet should sequester some of the oxalate in your GI tract and decrease your risk of them. ...Read more

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Can a high calcium food intake be a contribute to the formation of a torus palatinus?

Can a high calcium food intake be a contribute to the formation of a torus palatinus?

Definitely, no: The aetiology of torus palatinus is probably multifactorial, including environmental factors and unclear interplay genetic factors. ...Read more

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I am 60 and was told i need 1000 mg calcium intake daily. Can i take 500 mg calcium pills daily and balance food. Is calcium magnesium pill better?

I am 60 and was told i need 1000 mg calcium intake daily. Can i take 500 mg calcium pills daily and balance food. Is calcium magnesium pill better?

Calcium balance: Current guidelines state that a person should not take more than 1000 mg of calcium in tablet form per day, and that dietary calcium is healthier form of calcium than tablet calcium. If your target is 1000 mg total, I recommend one tablet of calcium-magnesium (yes is better) and then get the rest of your total calcium target from food. Consult a nutrition counter for mg calcium in each food ...Read more

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