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Doctor insights on: Where Does Calcium Come From

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We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat high calcium levels?

We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat high calcium levels?

Reality: No religion forbids you to have a broken bone set. All the major world faiths accept scientific medicine as one of heaven's gifts to humankind. Not all hypercalcemia is serious, but if you have a parathyroid adenoma as the cause of your high calcium and you opt not to be treated, you'll feel worse and worse until it kills you. For the sake of the people who love you, do the right thing. ...Read more

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I heard that calcium carbonate tablets can help acid in the short term, but make it come back worse, is this true?

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, prevacid. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is11.90gms n serum calcium is8.3 and polymorphs count is 77% .So i need ur help so i can over come my deficiency n whts is polymorhs?

My hemoglobin is11.90gms n serum calcium is8.3 and polymorphs count is 77% .So i need ur help so i can over come my deficiency n whts is  polymorhs?

If feel well, ignore: Your hemoglobin ; calcium are very slightly low for most labs; your physician might check you for iron deficiency ; whether Albumin is slightly low to explain. I often wish that percentages of white cells weren't even reported as they mean nothing and if your absolute lymphocyte count is not very low, i would ignore it. Polymorphs are the warrior white cells, lymphocytes do specialty work. ...Read more

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I got calcium stones and take citrate supplement which clears from color and clots but after i masturbate it seems to come back sometimes. Possible?

Not related : Citrate supplements can help reduce certain calcium stone formation recurrences. Visible blood after masturbation usually is from an inflamed prostate or from localized trauma, and not related to kidney stones. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking extra calcium?

What are the proven advantages of taking extra calcium?

Goal is 'adequate': Getting an 'adequate' dose of calcium reduces risk of weak bones from osteomalacia. Not sure there is any benefit for taking extra/excessive amts of calcium. In fact, there is emerging evidence that taking high doses in pill form (might) cause increased calcium buildup in blood vessels (bad). Maximizing dietary sources is best. If need supplement, spread dose into 2-3 separate doses thru day. ...Read more

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