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Which Calcium Supplements Can I Take With Shellfish Allergy
A shellfish allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to shellfish protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more
Cod liver oil okay to take? I have a shellfish allergy. Also double q. Are probiotics good for fungus on tongue or yeast overgrowth in stomach?
Cod liver oil OK: There are 5 main groups of seafood: bony fish (cod), crustaceans (shrimp), bivalves (clam), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (squid). There is cross-reactivity within each group but rarely between groups, so cod is ok with shellfish allergy. Probiotics are healthy but have minimal effect on mouth fungus (thrush). Most experts feel stomach fungal/yeast overgrowth doesn't exist. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Calcium supplements often thicken the stool, so may be beneficial during a flare. Not sure that albumen will even make it through the GI tract to the colon, so probably not helpful, but not harmful either. Backing down to a low residue diet, with low fats also may help decrease movements and irritation. ...Read more
My dad has kidney stone, but I want to buy calcium supplements for him. Can he take them with the kidney stone?
Will calcium supplements cause kidney stones? I am taking 2mg at night I am supposed to take it twice a day that's 4mg?
Talk to your doctor: Many people believe that calcium is better to take at nighttime. You only need to take if once a day. 4mg is more than yuu need. Calicum is important for our bone, heart and muscle health. Please talk to your doctor about taking calcium suppliments if you are having kidney problems. ...Read more
Is it advisable for a female to take multi-vitamins and calcium supplements on a long term basis? If yes, what do I look out for in my selection.
Good mulitvit, Vit D: It's best to get vits from your diet, but the majority of americans don't get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium, mag. &chromium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. Plus about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter (year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun). Please see my comment:. ...Read more
Spread out: Hi. Calcium supplements are fractionally a little better absorbed if they're broken up into several times per day than all at once. The trade off is that people often don't remember to take things multiple times/day, and if you forget, you're better taking a bunch all at once than not taking it at all. And don't forget to get enough vitamin D (preferably D3, a few thousand units/day). ...Read more
Yes: This is fine. As a ringside physician myself, there's no reason not to supplement. I've been impressed with the level of sportsmanship in boxing and wish you the best. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, no problem. That is totally fine and safe for baby. ...Read more
OF COURSE: Daily calcium requirement is between 1000 - 1200 mg. A cup of milk only provides 300 mg. You can easily find calcium supplements of 400, 500 and 600 mg and taking 2 a day will help you meet your requirements. ...Read more
Listen to your body: Quinapril is given for elevated blood pressure. Eating 6 equal meals followed each time by doing some relaxation training for 5 minutes and getting good exercise like pretend skipping rope are the life style changes that help blood pressure normalize. Correcting nutritional deficiencies with a mult vitamin and mineral can be helpful: vit d, vit k2, magnesium, potassium, and iron may be needed. ...Read more
Researchers in a large study found that
"... Increasing calcium intake from diet might not confer significant cardiovascular benefits, while calcium supplements, which might raise [heart attack] risk, should be taken with caution." the increased risk may be due to high levels of calcium from 1-2 doses of supplement as opposed to the small amounts absorbed from diet. Ask your cardiologist on this. ...Read more
Calcium supplements: Calcium supplements are not necessary. Please go online and search for the many products that are good to eat or drink (e.g. milk) and have plenty of calcium without need for supplements! ...Read more
I am an athletic woman in my twenties who eats a balanced diet. Should I take vitamin and calcium supplements?
Probably; at least D: Everyone should take d in fall ; winter. If you're like the vast majority of americans you do not get adequate vitamins from your diet. Even if you do, quoting the ama "recent evidence has shown that suboptimal levels of vitamins, even well above those causing deficiency syndromes, are risk factors for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis."see comment for more. ...Read more
Husband prescribed levofloxacin for bronchitis, said not to take with calcium, does that mean he cannot take it with milk or just calcium supplements?
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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