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Increased blood calcium and vitamin D by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 21 Jun 2010 5:50am 1 Comment Conventional advice tells us to supplement calcium, 1200 mg per day, to preserve bone health and reduce blood pressure. Here's a curious observation I've now witnessed a number of times: Some people who supplement this dose of calcium while also supplementing vitamin D sufficient to increase 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood levels to 60-70 ng/ml d ... Read on »
Calcium: What vegan & vegetarian diets often lack by Selva W. Posted Mon 15 Jul 2013 9:00pm As of late, calcium has been popping up in conversations with my friends, family, and doctors. Since this mineral is of utmost importance I have decided to talk about it today in hopes to help you gain an understanding. Especially during childhood and throughout your life ... Read on »
August 10, 2011 by Michael B. Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 9:16pm As I have come to find out over the last several years, your kidneys, play a huge role in how the rest of your body functions, not just as it relates to Diabetes and Kidney Disease, but in everyday life of every person.  Everybody knows that the heart pumps oxygenated blood though out your body constantly throughout the day…in a sense, it is your ... Read on »
10,000 units of vitamin D by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 02 Aug 2010 11:47am Joanne started with a 25-hydroxy vitamin D level of 23 ng/ml--severe deficiency. What made this starting value even worse was that it was drawn in August after a moderately sunny summer spent outdoors. (Last summer, not this summer.) It therefore represented her high for the year, since vitamin D levels trend lower as fall and winter set in ... Read on »
Calcium Needs After WLS by Diane S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:41pm Calcium is one of the main supplements all bariatric centers require for their post-ops. But just how important is it? If you haven't already read the previous post I did on Vitamins, Medications, and Malabsorption After WLS , take the time to read it now. Calcium plays a very important role in the human body. Being a woman, I pay par ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA suspends pediatric clinical trials of Sensipar (cinacalcet hydrochloride) after report of dea by FDA Posted Fri 01 Mar 2013 11:16am en Espanol [2-26-2013] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stopped all pediatric clinical trials of Sensipar (cinacalcet hydrochloride) after the recent death of a 14-year-old patient in a trial.  FDA continues to gather information on the circumstances surrounding the patient’s death.   Se ... Read on »
How Important is The Thyroid Gland? by WisdomThatHeals Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm The thyroid gland is located just below the larynx in the neck. It differs from other endocrine glands because it stores the hormones that it produces for future use rather than excreting them into the bloodstream for immediate use. The hormones produced by the thyroid, Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3), are responsible for stimulating ... Read on »
CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS – THE PROS & CONS by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 04 Jun 2010 12:59pm The importance of calcium for our bones has long been publicized, but it seems that taking too much in the form of supplements can seriously damage our health. Advertising calcium supplements for the prevention & treatment of osteoporosis - a condition where bones become so brittle that they break easily - has encouraged their widespread us ... Read on »
Hyperparathyroidism by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disorder of the parathyroid glands. Most people with this disorder have one or more enlarged, overactive parathyroid glands that secrete too much parathyroid hormone. In secondary hyperparathyroidism, a problem such as kidney failure makes the body resistant to the action of parathyroid hormone. This e-pub f ... Read on »
Calcium Pills May Increase Heart Attack Risk by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 15 Jun 2012 7:56pm A German study followed 24,000 men and women, ages 35 to 64, for 11 years and found that those who took calcium supplements were 86 percent more likely to suffer heart attacks than those who do not (Heart, published online May 23, 2012). More than 60 percent of North American women over 60 take calcium supplements to help prevent bone fract ... Read on »