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What Effect Do Tums Have On Your Calcium Level
If my high calcium level is caused by taking calcium supplements, how long after stopping the supplements will it take for my calcium level to go dwn?
Just a few days but: If your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements then it should come down within just a few days of stopping the supplements. However, it is highly unlikely your high calcium is caused by calcium supplements. It is almost always caused by hyperparathyroidism, benign enlargement of the parathyroid glands. Testing your level of parathyroid hormone can confirm this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If hypocalcemia is corrected, why do I have to take Tums (calcium carbonate) and rocalcitriol for the rest of my life?
Can you determine if you have too much iron in your body by your folate (folic acid) levels? My doc says its pretty much the same thing.....
What are the symptoms of GERD? Can I ask my doctor on Friday to test me to see if I have it ? Will Tums (calcium carbonate) help? I have no medical conditions.
Is it true that calcium supplements cause heart attacks? And if so what do you recommend I do considering I have osteopenia ? Regarding calcium .
Myth: Calcium supplements do not cause heart attacks, other wise we would all be dying from all the dairy products we as consumers eat in a day. Excessive calcium can cause changes in your cell function, tissue function etc. But this is usually associated with a disease process, trauma, fluid issues or a metabolic problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do Tums (calcium carbonate) make my fasiculations completely stop? No doctor can figure it out. My calcium levels are fine. So is magnesium 1.8 and phosphorus 4.7.
Fasciculation: I am not sure what you are asking. Please expand your question. ...Read more
My doctor said the med propanolol can lower your sodium i want to know how you know when your level is low and if low is it anything to worry about ?
How mg of sodium can help keep your levels up on 200 mg spirolactone? I sodium is low, but not want to have TOO much sodium to mess with my hkpp.
Hyponatremia: Your measured sodium in the blood is a "water problem(excessive)", the reasons needs to be determined. decreasing the water/fluid is the key. Depending on the sodium value, would see a Kidney doc, and a urine and blood test are needed. Aldactone (spironolactone) can cause low sodium in the blood. But key is measured sodium is a water problem and not a salt issue. Hope this helps. best to talk to your MD. ...Read more
How long will calcium from Tums (calcium carbonate) stay in the blood and therefore affect blood tests? How long before having calcium levels tested should I not use Tums (calcium carbonate)
24 hours: Twenty four hours provided kidneys are healthy and adequate water intake. ...Read more
If I am taking gabapentin, and steriod nasal sprays, do I need to increase my calcium level, and vit d levels, does it effects absoption of these?
Is a calcium level of 8.4 considered low? If so what can I do to change that? I am on vitamin d supplements as prescribed by a doctor
If you are getting blood tests to check vitamin levels, and it says "no supplements 24 hours", can you still have Tums (calcium carbonate) if not checking calcium levels?
I guess so: Blood vitamin levels can be very deceptive. You can have normal levels and still be deficient because it is the vitramin content within cells that really counts. Vitamin therapy and basic understanding of its uses is largely in the hands of doctors that practice complementary alternative medicine. Homeopathists, naturopath doctors and cheiropracters are often knowledgeable in this field. ...Read more
Can I have a list of foods that will help me to raise my calcium levels, also can I take exercise with hampering my calcium levels.
Tums (calcium carbonate): The average person needs about 1 gram of calcium per day and two Tums (calcium carbonate) per day will provide this amount. The body usually readily absorbs calcium and specific types of food are inconsequential. Of course dairy products are full of calcium. The kidneys closely control calcium levels, and exercise will not interfere with this control. ...Read more
Is it good to use nutrilite calcium and magnesium tablets daily or it cause any side effects.
does one need to check his body calcium before using ?
If needed..: If you need it....you can take it.......Otherwise it is a waste of money going out in your stool. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you are low on potassium what's good to eat everyday to have adequate potassium levels?
Low potassium: If you have a low potassium (LP) chronically, you need to find its cause. People off medication, like diuretics and with normal renal function should not have lp. See a nephrologist to see if your kidneys are losing potassium or your have a low magnesium level. Finding the cause of your LP and treating it are better than just taking excess potassium. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to have high prolactin levels caused by risperdal? I know it causes low bone density. can my bones crack? Will taking calcium help this problem? If yes how much calcium? Thank you
Mostly yes.: There is a connection between high Prolactin levels and Osteoporosis, or low bone density which puts one at risk for fractures. Calcium can help protect your bones but first ,stop the Risperdal if possible. Calcium replacement is therapeutic at 1500 mg. daily , or depending on your Calcium level. Vit D levels should also be done and Vit. D replacement is done accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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