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Calcium Carbonate Health Feed

Is cholecalciferol and alfacalcidol are same or different? Which calcium is better-calcium carbonate, calcium citrate maleate or calcium phosphate.

Dt. Amar Singh 91% (10331 ratings)
B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Is cholecalciferol and alfacalcidol are same or different? Which calcium is better-calcium carbonate, calcium citrate...
Calcium is best absorbed in an acidic environment, so calcium citrate is the best absorbed supplemental form of calcium.
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Constipation after taking Calcium tablets (calcium carbonate). Please suggest how to avoid constipation after while taking calcium.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (4582 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Constipation after taking Calcium tablets (calcium carbonate). Please suggest how to avoid constipation after while t...
U have to stop taking calcium,,take 4-5 ladies finger boiled ,,take before breakfast take amla and alovera juice,,take fruits,,take oats in breakfast,,take plenty of water,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure ur problem permanently
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I am having pain in both the legs and knee when I stand or walk from last 6 month. L took gemcal for 2 months and gemcal plus for additional 1 month but I didn't find much relief. Can I take calcirol sachet 60000 IU and gemcal. When and how should I take it.

Dr. Anuradha Sharma 90% (15210 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having pain in both the legs and knee when I stand or walk from last 6 month. L took gemcal for 2 months and gem...
Tk muscle relaxant medicine and stretching exercise of legs and do quadriceps exercise with this calcium supplements.
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I am having pain in both the legs especially if I stand or walk from 6 month. I took gemcal for 3 months but I didn't find much relief. Is it safe to take calcirol sachet and gemcal. When and how should I take them.

Dr. Anuradha Sharma 90% (15210 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having pain in both the legs especially if I stand or walk from 6 month. I took gemcal for 3 months but I didn't...
Tk a deficiency test of calcium levels then tk calcium supplements. Do strength exercise if you r not dounfg strain full activity otherwise muscle relaxant medicine and stretching exercise.
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I suffer with lower leg pain. And is it possible due to lack of calcium. And if it is then can I take the calcium tablets. I have one with me. Do help Tablet with name. -- alfacalcidol and calcium carbonate capsules. Is it ok if I take them with Dr. consent.

Dr. Ritesh Mahajan 91% (2829 ratings)
CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I suffer with lower leg pain. And is it possible due to lack of calcium. And if it is then can I take the calcium tab...
Please take tablet asthiposhak. It is completely herbal no side effects. Also start doing regular massage & fomentation of your leg.
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My doctor has prescribed Zincovit, Gemcal plus, and methylcobalamin-1500 mcg daily for joint and muscle pain, fatigue, etc is it safe?

Dr. Ritesh Kharnal 87% (601 ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
My doctor has prescribed Zincovit, Gemcal plus, and methylcobalamin-1500 mcg daily for joint and muscle pain, fatigue...
Yes you can take that zincovit is multivitamin gemcal is calcium, and methylcobalamine is for fatigue.
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I am having pain in both the legs, in my heel, calf, thigh especially if I stand or walk. My vitamin D level is 15.53 ng/ml and my calcium level in blood is 10.01mg/dl. Can I take calcirol sachet and gemcal. If so then for how long. Pls reply.

Dr. Prabir Brahmachari 90% (542 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am having pain in both the legs, in my heel, calf, thigh especially if I stand or walk. My vitamin D level is 15.53...
You may take calcirol once in a week with water in empty stomach. Don't lie down after this for half an hour. If you suffer from acidity this may cause discomfort and burning sensation in your stomach. Gemcal dose will be one cap twice a day. You may take these for next three months thereafter you repeat test for serum vit. D3 level. You need not check serum calcium. Excessive consumption of vit d will cause complications like stone formation. Constipation etc. Don't consume it blindly. Check the level of 25 hydroxy vit (not 1, 25 hydroxy variant) which should be 30 to 50 ng/ ml. Toxicity will develop if it goes above 100 ng. Ml level. For safety reason I shall ask you to get your daily requirement through regular exposure to sunlight once optimal level is reached.
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I am suffering from joint pain last two months after chikungunya. I used churna (Calcium carbonate) in lukewarm water last one week. Is it safe to me. Please suggest me.

Dr. Chandra Bhusan Mishra 89% (2289 ratings)
BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, Training In USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am suffering from joint pain last two months after chikungunya. I used churna (Calcium carbonate) in lukewarm water...
After the diseases, joint pain continue for 2 weeks to three month. Take eupatoriom 30 in gloubles 4pill thrice daily and rhus tox 200 in gloubles 4 pills twice daily.
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Calcium Supplements like Shelcal ( for elderly) and Calci max suspension(for children) contain Calcium carbonate as one of the main components.People say that one should avoid these supplements as the Calcium carbonate present in these can cause stones after a period of time. If this is true, kindly advise alternate calcium supplements for elderly as well as children which are totally safe.

Dr. Sushma Narayan (Aiims) 93% (308 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
These supplements are safe as long as they are given in prescribed doses for a specific duration for a specific deficiency. If there is a diagnosed deficiency of any nutrient, it has to be evaluated and then correction given. These are drugs and no one should use any drug for prolonged durations in unspecified doses.
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I have deficiency of calcium nd Dr. suggested me two tabs daily gemcal and two pouch a week due to which my weight is increased also I do work out daily heavy exercise nd its nt reducing I lost 30" kgs after so mch struggle nd now it is increasing pls suggest me some thing.

Dr. Amar Deep 91% (13386 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
I have deficiency of calcium nd Dr. suggested me two tabs daily gemcal and two pouch a week due to which my weight is...
Please do morning walk (brisk-walking)/ treadmill for at least 60 minutes daily. Keep moving as much as you can whenever you can. Keep meal portions small especially if they’re cooked. Limit your food intake which SHOULD be and ONLY be 4 times a day. Do never skip meals. Take a heavy breakfast. Avoid sedentary life/night watching/junk foods. Please follow the above for next 4 weeks and revert for further treatment.
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