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Do calcium + vitamin D3 pills contribute to help the process of bone fracture healing faster?

Do calcium + vitamin D3 pills contribute to help the process of bone fracture healing faster?

YES: Research confirms that vit d & calcium speed the healing of fractures, here is study that used only 800 iu of d & 1000 mg of calcium that showed benefits: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15386160
choose calcium citrate. I advise 5-8000 iu of vit d, at least 1 mg of vit k2, vit c 1-2, 000 mg 2x/day, magnesium & boron as well. See http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/nutrition-bone-healing-2991.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How does vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

How does vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

Weakens bone.: Vitamin d plays an important role in bone strength. ...Read more

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How should vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

How should vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

Vit D nec for bones: Vitamin d and calcium are the necessary for bone health and the lack of either can contribute to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I take 500iu of vitamin d and 600 calcium cabonate? Because after a week I have taken it my bone and wrist was very hurt like fracture.

Is it ok if I take 500iu of vitamin d and 600 calcium cabonate? Because after a week I have taken it my bone and wrist was very hurt like fracture.

JumpingToConclusions: Compared to the fantastic complexity of the vehicle (body) we are driving, 2 molecules, cholecalciferol ; calcium carbonate, are definitely not in charge but only a tool (vitamin) ; building block which our bodies can/may use over time with whatever outcomes. Primary body control is within, not from just a few molecules from without, even after ingested. ...Read more

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I can't take vitamin d & calcium due to sarcoid, I have compression fracture in spine what can I do to make bones strong?

I can't take vitamin d & calcium due to sarcoid, I have compression fracture in spine what can I do to make bones strong?

Discuss with your Dr: Taking calcium and vitamin d with sarcoidosis can put you at risk for hypercalcemia which can be dangerous if levels are high enough. D/w your doctor options for treatment of osteoporosis which increase medicines like bisphosphonates and if bone denisty is very severe a medicine to help build up the bone. Bisphosphonate can also keep ca lower if too high is a problem. ...Read more

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What can I do after a bone fracture to help prevent or reduce the chances of getting arthritis? Are there any vitamins or supplements that can help?

What can I do after a bone fracture to help prevent or reduce the chances of getting arthritis? Are there any vitamins or supplements that can help?

Bone health: Please see your doctor. He/she MAY order a dexa scan to determine the level of your overall bone health. Do not take calcium by itself but ask doc or a natural doc about supplements that contain a blend of calcium, magnesium, and co-factors such as vit D & K which carry the minerals to the bone. If ok w/doc, just keep moving w/walking or gentle running. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the names of food that have vitamin D which help my 7mnth daughter 's bones? We live in kuwait a hot country, so she's rarely exposed to Sun.

D deficiency: We recommend daily vitamin d supplementation for babies that are breastfed. This is increasingly important in cultures in hot climates where the skin stays covered. You baby is too little for vit d rich foods like tuna and mackerel. Http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/259859.php
Many of the formula companies make these drops for infants. ...Read more

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What vitamin helps bone health?

Varies with age: The most important vitamins for your bones are vitamin d and calcium. It is important to get enough but too much can increase the risk of heart disease and other health problems. The correct amount depends on age, sex, and pre or post menopause. Your doctor can help advise you on the proper amount for you. ...Read more

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What vitamins are directly needed for bone growth?

What vitamins are directly needed for bone growth?

Bone growth: Minerals are what are needed for bone growth and health. Bones are constantly breaking down and adding more minerals such as calcium, magnesium, etc. If you have concerns about the quality of your bones please be sure to see your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a good vitamins for bones?

What is a good vitamins for bones?

Vitamin D and K and: Vitamin d is the best-known vitamin for bone health, as it is essential for calcium absorption. Most adults need 2000-5000 units a day from oct.-april, or year round if you don't spend time in the sun. Less well known but also crucial is vit. K, which makes sure calcium goes into your bones-at least 1 mg/day, up to 45 mg for osteoporosis. And minerals like calcium, magnesium, boron & strontium help. ...Read more

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How should I address broken bones?

How should I address broken bones?

Orthopaedic eval: Broken bones can be addressed in many ways. Most fractures take about 6 wks to heal. Non-displaced fractures usually require immobilization. Displaced fractures require closed (manipulation) or open reduction (surgery). Fractures involving the joint surface often require surgical fixation. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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I have broken bones from kettlebell? What should I do?

I have broken bones from kettlebell? What should I do?

Depends: You may not need anything or you may need one or more of the following: crutches, cast, a brace, or surgery. Its unclear as to what type of fracture you are experiencing. Discuss with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What vitamins and minerals good for bones expected D?

What vitamins and minerals good for bones expected D?

Vitamin C, calcium+D: There are a number of nutrients essential to bone health. The most well known are calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Many people do not know that vitamin C is also important for the formation of the collagen scaffolding that new bone is created on. Boron is another important micronutrient, as is Vitamin K, and Silicon. Finally, and oft neglected is the strengthening effect of regular exercise. ...Read more

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Can heat packs help heal broken bones?

No: Heat will make the area feel better, but will not accelerate bone healing. ...Read more

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Does marijuana slow recovery for broken bones?

Does marijuana slow recovery for broken bones?

Pot: Studies have shown that this can be the case. ...Read more

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What does calcium or vitamin d do for bone health?

What does calcium or vitamin d do for bone health?

Calcium/Vit D3: You need sunlight to convert cholesterol in your skin to vit d3 which your body uses to bring calcium into the bones. Not enough calcium and your bones become brittle, not enough d3 and you get 'soft' bones/rickets which can lead to fractures. If you are low then take d3 wait one hour then eat 2 non fat yogurts 2x/day. Each yogurt gives 800mg of calcium. ...Read more

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I am experiencing broken bones (multiple fractures).

I am experiencing broken bones (multiple fractures).

General.: Hi Please consult me directly so we can discuss this. Moreover this is something you should really see your Primary care doctor about. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any vitamins to take for weak bones?

Does anyone know of any vitamins to take for weak bones?

Vitamin D & calcium: Vitamin d and calcium are recommended for people with thinning or weak bones due to osteoporosis. They're also recommended for people who are at risk of thinning bones. The suggested amounts depend on gender and age, so it's best to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any vitamins to take for weak bones?

Does anyone know of any vitamins to take for weak bones?

Calcium and vit D: Adults with thin bones, called osteopenia, appear to benefit from taking about 1200-1500 mg of calcium daily, along with about 800 units of vitamin d. Osteoporosis is a more severe form of thin bones that may require a medication to help prevent broken bones. Older and at-risk women should be screened for osteoporosis. A good iphone reference for general screening is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Does alcohol slow down the healing process of broken bones?

Does alcohol slow down the healing process of broken bones?

See below: Yes chronic and heavy drinking disrupts the normal balance between bone formation by osteoblasts and the removal of old bone by osteoclasts. Alcohol has an adverse effect on osteoblast activity, thus suppressing new bone formation. "the empty space created by normal bone-removing activity is inadequately filled by newly formed bone, " chakkalakal explains in a press release issued by the university. "t. ...Read more

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Do broken bones cause low hematocrit and hemoglobin levels?

Rarely: If there are fractures of large bones like femur, there may be enough bleeding into the tissue to cause a fall in hemoglobin level. ...Read more

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How do vitamins and minerals interact to maintain bone health?

How do vitamins and minerals interact to maintain bone health?

Many ways: In many ways but a key one is bones are made of minerals (calcium, magnesium etc.) & collagen; vitamins are essential to absorb minerals & build collagen. We can't absorb calcium without vit. D &a. Vit. K directs calcium to our bones (instead of arteries/soft tissues). Vit c supports collagen production.
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What can I do to speed up the healing process of my broken bones?

Fractures: For bone to heal adequately, there must be no motion across the fracture site. Excess movement can cause a delay in fracture union. If your bone hasn't healed within an appropriate amount of time, your doctor may decide to order a bone stimulator for you. It's a painless device that uses electromagnetic energy to speed up bone healing. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d good to take to prevent bone loss? Any other suggestion?

Is vitamin d good to take to prevent bone loss? Any other suggestion?

Vitamin D in: Conjunction w/calcium is good for bone health. Better yet, get a product that contains d, calcium and it will likely have several other cofactors of calcium to help direct it to the bones all in one tablet. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which methods are there to fix broken bones aside from cast, orif and oref?

Which methods are there to fix broken bones aside from cast, orif and oref?

Besides the ones U -: Mentioned (casts, ; orif); there is intra medullary nailing (imn) or commonly called rodding a bone. This is one of the most common method of fixing a bone with excellent results. Some bones, which form a joint, if broken with associated arthritis of a severe degree, can be treated with a joint replacement as well, like the hip or knee replacements. ...Read more

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Why could a broken elbow be (seemingly) more painful than other broken bones?

Why could a broken elbow be (seemingly) more painful than other broken bones?

May be nerve: The ulnar nerve passes where the "funny" bone is on the medial side of the elbow joint. If the fracture is in the proximity to it or affecting other nerve (s) then you may have a heightened pain sensation. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K better for your bones than calcium? If so, which foods contain it?

Is vitamin K better for your bones than calcium? If so, which foods contain it?

Common sense: Despite "pop" claims, the last big study of vitamin k to prevent osteoporosis / osteomalacia was (as i'd expected) a miserable failure. Calcium supplements, though government-recommended, are less helpful nowadays than just being sure you have enough vitamin d. You'd do well to eat sensibly, stay physically fit, and recognize that internet stuff on "nutritional supplements" is mostly subscience. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between insufficient vitamin d level and bone inflammation?

Not inflammation: Vitamin d deficiency can cause pain in the bones, and elevated levels of bone enzymes such as alkaline phosphatase. Biopsies are not usually required for vitamin d problems, but when they are done, show osteomalacia (abnormal appearing bone), but usually do not show inflammation (presence of lymphocytes and other immune cells). ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins, minerals that can help diminish bone spurs or plantar warts?

Are there any vitamins, minerals that can help diminish bone spurs or plantar warts?

No.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. Vitamins typically don't help. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more