Blood calcium intake

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10117941 tn?1421474268 But am still a bit uneasy about it. So I was wondering what some of you moms do for calcium intake other than milk.
8793709 tn?1409594060 I understand the baby will consume its calcium requirements from the mother. However, to prevent any deficiency or increase my calcium intake what do u recommend? shud I eat more of certain foods? if so, what and how much? is there a good calcium tablet (available in the UK) which is safe and recommended? are there different types and dosage?
Avatar m tn When there is insufficient calcium intake the body needs the calcium and tends to take it from the bones. Ask your doctor about a supplement recommendation.
Avatar n tn OK, just received results of blood test & says high calcium (10.8). Well.......All winter I've been very well, no colds, no brochitis even when the rest of the family was ill. I believe Vit D3 helped keep me well. Been taking about 5000 iu per day. Think that could be causing trouble with the calcium?
Avatar f tn Really worried since my blood calcium level was high last year 10.7 and this year 10.6 dr. Wants me to see a kidney specialist since my parathyroid levels were normal....please tell me this isn't serious and that there can be a simple reason? Any ideas? Anybody experience this?
Avatar f tn But I read that blood calcium does not reflect dietary calcium. I realized that it is possible that high dietary calcium cannot be detected via blood testing according to Dr. Ronald Roth (from over 30 years of research): "Intracellular and Serum levels of nutrients represent different physiological and pathological processes. Abnormal levels seen in one medium are not necessarily reflected in the other, so they need to be interpreted differently.
1093351 tn?1317810854 Anyone had High Calcitriol (85) and High PTH (78) ? ? This time, calcium was 9.1 but I gave up all calcium last month and drink tons of water. Nurse told me the only way to lower calcium levels was to flush it out. I had some lasix back in February and it worked. Dropped my 10.5 calcium to 9.6 in 2 days. Feel better too.... but no calcium intake isn't good either. Still fatigued and achy but headaches, nausea, most of flank pain, and occasional vomiting have stopped.
1699175 tn?1320125691 Eating or drinking too much calcium or vitamin D supplements over time can raise calcium levels in your blood above normal. Dehydration. A common cause of mild or transient hypercalcemia is dehydration, because when there is less fluid in your blood, calcium concentrations rise.
Avatar n tn You are equating calcium level in the blood supply and calcium deposits in the vessels. An exact cause of the calcium deposits has not been identified yet. A logical answer would be the calcium intake from food or supplements. As you know, calcium is very important for the health of the human body. Some patients, older people and menopausal females must have at least 1000 mg calcium intake a day from diet and supplements.
351404 tn?1299489130 If we go for years and decades with insufficient calcium intake, the bones can get weakened as they are drained for calcium. This is known as osteoporosis. If we do not have this problem (insufficient calcium intake or diseases that drain the bones for calcium), supplements are just expensive and unnecessary (= unless your doctor say you need calcium, why take it?).
Avatar f tn A recent blood test showed I have high levels of calcium in my blood, what problem would that might indicate?
Avatar m tn This question is assuming a subject with non-impaired, fully-funcional parathyroid glands Regarding low calcium intake, it is my understanding that with low blood calcium, the parathyroid glands will release PTH which will extract calcium from the bones to regulate the blood calcium level. If this statement is correct, then calcium intake and the release of PTH should have an inverse relationship.
Avatar f tn re needing calcium then definitely up your intake! But just so you know, no amount of calcium is gonna help aching bones right now, im tellin ya haha. I'm 38+3 and my calcium intake is very high, and I still have soooo much pain daily. Aching bones, hard time rolling over in bed, I can even hear my leg bones separating a little from my hips when I walk sometimes. Nothing to stop that :/ your joints and bones are loose and your hips are widening preparing for labor and birth.
Avatar n tn Red_Star's comment regarding magnesium is certainly substantiated. There is controversey over calcium intake. During the 1950's the Canadian endochronologist Hans Selye wrote a book and attributed numerous problems to excessive calcium intake. I would concur with Red_Star's advice and suggestions.
Avatar m tn Thanks in advance for your reply.
4515626 tn?1369854914 but the phosphorous levels that is related to calcium and kidney issues,,,the kidneys remove the calcium from the bone and add it to the blood.,this leaves the bones brittle, weak, painful and easily broken. So u will have to avoid certain high phosphorous foods, like milk and milk products and nuts....and the Dr may give u a binding med to help u balance out the levels....diet will be key and watching ur intake of foods that do have phosphorous.
Avatar f tn When you take a calcium pill, this leads to an acute increase in blood-calcium levels, and this rapid increase likely delivers more calcium to your arteries, where it can cause damage. Calcium in food, on the other hand, is absorbed much more slowly and does not lead to a significant change in blood levels; hence it does not seem to cause the problems that pills do. So what's the bottom line? Your food is your medicine.
492921 tn?1321289896 oh my gosh thank you for mentioning that Summer! I meant to mention...my calcium levels were low during pregnancy with DD because I suffer from calcium kidney stones so I wasn't allowed to take any sort of calcium supplements and had to monitor my bio-source intake of calcium as well so that's what was "most likely" the cause of my bad charlie horses...and like you they used to leave me bruised and I would literally limp for a few days.
Avatar n tn Now when I look back at my diet, my calcium and potassium intake has been nowhere near the recommended daily allowance for a while now. I was wondering how long it takes to correct low calcium and potassium levels? If I start taking the recommended daily allowance for the week leading up to the second blood test, will the blood test reflect a rise in the levels or is it a gradual thing that happens over time?
212161 tn?1599427282 thank you again lol, yeah not eating much only lost 8 pds but guess a lot for me, I don't drink much at all ive had one drink today I hate water lol I force myself to drink.
Avatar f tn Age, hypertension, and other medical conditions - all factors related to the presence of brain lesions - were taken into account during statistical analysis (were controlled for) and were found not to account for the strong relationship between total lesion volume and high intake of calcium and vitamin D. Since the calcium/vitamin D research was part of a longitudinal study of late-life depression, almost half the subjects had been diagnosed with depression.
Avatar f tn The calcium in the bones is sacrificed to maintain adequate blood levels so even if the bones are already osteoporotic, your blood calcium levels may be normal. Regards.
Avatar m tn Hi, Whenever a child is taking calcium, the fluid intake should definitely be increased to prevent the precipitation of the calcium in the urinary tract. I’ll suggest getting the urine examined for the presence of any proteins, RBC’s, pus cells, cell casts etc. If the urine examination is normal, then I don’t think there’ll be anything serious to be worried about. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn I have been on 2 different blood pressure pills for 2 weeks now and my blood pressure still has not gone down. Before i started pills my blood pressure was at 163/112 and now 161/105. Do you have any advise for me.I have a week before i go back to my Dr.