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I have anal fissure please suggest me effective medicine. Can I take calcium dobesilate monohydrate?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Agra
Control your constipation, it is must use ointments as advised by your surgeon ca dobesilate will not work let me know your progress.
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Vitamin D and Calcium

Dr. Ramakanth Reddy 92% (176 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Vitamin D and Calcium

What are Vitamin D and Calcium?

Vitamin D (a hormone) and calcium (a mineral) are nutrients that sustain healthy bones. They are also needed for:

  • Muscle movement

  • Nerve communication

  • Absorption of calcium and phosphorous (vitamin D)

  • Immune system responses (vitamin D)

  • Signaling between cells (calcium)

  • Hormonal secretion (calcium)

  • Blood vessel flow (calcium)

Without enough vitamin D or calcium, your parathyroid glands compensate by producing too much of their hormone, a condition called hyperparathyroidism. That can lead to bone weakening (osteoporosis) and increased fracture risk. 
Other problems from calcium and vitamin D deficiencies include:

  • Skeletal deformities (rickets) in children ages 6-24 months

  • Muscle weakness in children and the elderly (vitamin D only)

Given the crucial role of both nutrients in bone health, The Endocrine Society and the Institute of Medicine recommend certain consumption levels based on age and health. They have not yet found, however, that taking vitamin D provides cardiovascular protection.

 

How Does Vitamin D Affect Women’s Health

 

How Much Vitamin D and Calcium Do You Need?

The Endocrine Society and The Institute of Medicine have suggested recommended daily allowances (RDA) for vitamin D and calcium, as well as maximum daily consumption amounts that you should not exceed for your safety:

 

Population

Calcium RDA (mg)

Calcium Max (mg)

Vitamin D RDA (IU)

Vitamin D Max (IU)

0-6 months

200

1,000

400

1,000

6-12 months

260

1,500

400

1,500

1-3 years

700

2,500

600

2,500

4-8 years

1,000

2,500

600

3,000

9-13 years

1,300

3,000

600

4,000

14-18 years

1,300

3,000

600

4,000

19-30 years

1,000

2,500

600

4,000

31-50 years

1,000

2,500

600

4,000

51-70 years male

1,000

2,000

600

4,000

51-70 years female

1,200

2,000

600

4,000

70+ years

1,200

2,000

800

4,000

14-18 pregnant/lactating

1,300

3,000

600

4,000

19-50 pregnant/lactating

1,000

2,500

600

4,000



The recommendations come with two precautions:

  • Some people may need more than the RDA (after talking with their doctor) if they are:

    • Obese

    • Taking anticonvulsant medications, glucocorticoids, antifungals such as ketoconazole or medications for AIDS

  • Taking too much of either nutrient appears to be harmful, with:

    • Kidney stones associated with too much calcium from supplements

    • Very high levels of vitamin D (above 10,000 IUs per day) potentially causing kidney and tissue damage

How Do You Get Vitamin D and Calcium?

Your body makes Vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sun, but several factors limit its creation:

  • Living anywhere in the country above latitude 33 degrees (the top of Louisiana)

  • Wearing sunscreen to protect against melanoma

  • Aging, which changes absorption ability

  • The amount of sun you would need to achieve normal blood vitamin D levels is probably more than is safe for your skin, so most people may need supplements to achieve a normal vitamin D level.

Either form of vitamin D (D2 or D3) benefits the body, but very few foods naturally contain the nutrient or are fortified with it. That’s why doctors recommend supplements to make up the difference. Foods containing vitamin D include:

  • Cod liver oil: 400-1,000 IU per teaspoon

  • Wild caught salmon: 600-1,000 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Farmed salmon: 100-250 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Canned salmon: 300-600 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Canned sardines: 300 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Canned mackerel: 250 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Canned tuna: 236 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Fresh shitake mushrooms: 100 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Sundried shitake mushrooms: 1,600 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Egg yolk: 20 IU per yolk

Milk, orange juice, infant formula, yogurt, margarine, butter, cheese and breakfast cereals are often fortified with vitamin D.


Calcium is found in:

  • Dairy products

  • Chinese cabbage

  • Kale

  • Broccoli

  • Fortified fruit juices, drinks, tofu and cereals

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I am suffering from varicose veins. I have doubts in my mind like what not to eat and what to eat in that condition, I have varicose veins but I have no pain in that thing, else. Which exercise I do to reduce thing complete. I want to ask to docs that this thing is only cured by surgical treatment not else thing. Can I reduce this thing. Please tell me docs. Docs when I checked with skin doctor. I already tell dat he given 2 medicine (troxerutin and calcium dobesilate tablets and lycopene with vitamins and minerals capsules) and crape bandage for legs and said elevate legs. So please doctor tell me best advice for that condition. Please I request dat According to my height, I reduce my weight in dat condition or not. If I don't go for surgical treatment. This thing is cured or not. Please advice me right path for that. Can neurologist check this condition.

Dr. Sujata Vaidya 90% (844 ratings)
PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Dear lybrate-user At age 26, varicose veins is a kind of "by birth" situation. It is most likely to be with you for life. You will be able to control their development with laser therapy. Stretching exercises, natural vitamin rich foods will help. Upward massage with til oil will help reduce the burden. Make sure you are active and not sitting most of the time. When sitting/lying down, keep full leg higher than body to help reduce the accumulation. Surgery is not essential unless it stops you form functioning totally. Pomegranate fruit daily. It is known to repair blood vessels. Regards.
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I have anal fissure I have cut on my anal so calcium dobesilate monohydrate medicine is effective for this problem. Can I take this medicine.

Dr. Sudarshan Kumar Sharma 91% (14257 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi
Do not ignore this problem. If you not took medicine than it become incurable. Take abhyaarista 15 ml with 15 ml water twice a day before meal. Also you can concern with us, if you want fast result. We provide therapies as well as ayurvedic medicines. You can contact us on We will concern and later on we can deliver medicines.
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Is calcium necessary to take with vitamin d if calcium levels are enough and vitamin d is low.

Dr. Nash Kamdin 95% (5563 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Is calcium necessary to take with vitamin d if calcium levels are enough and vitamin d is low.
Dear lybrateuser, - It is not necessary to take calcium if your calcium level is in normal range, take only vit d supplement if it is low.
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Hello sir, In my Body there is less of calcium how to get calcium? Please tell me.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hello sir, In my Body there is less of calcium how to get calcium? Please tell me.
Have plenty of milk and diary product which contains lot of calcium and alsonyou should have sandoz calcium tablet onendaily as a suplimentarybdiet lac of calcium causes osteoarthritis osteoporosis of bones. Have balanced diet of fat protein and carbohydrates. Have plenty of water by mouth.
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Sleep and Calcium

Dr. P Nagaraj 89% (3802 ratings)
FRHS, Ph.D Paed Neuro Rehabilitation, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Sleep and Calcium
Sleep and Calcium
Are you unable to sleep well at night? Calcium deficiency may be the reason. Scientists have identified a key calcium channels are selective gateways in neuron walls that are integral in neuron firing ensuring all parts of the brain keep talking to one another
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Calcium Source!

Dr. Yogesh Khandalkar 86% (63 ratings)
MBBS, D. Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics), M Ch. Ortho
Orthopedist, Pune
Calcium Source!

Milk is best source of calcium

Calcium Supplements: Why You Should Think Twice

Dr. Vikram Gidwani 95% (177 ratings)
MBBS
Sexologist, Chittorgarh
Calcium Supplements: Why You Should Think Twice

For many people, popping a calcium tablet is something which has benefits, but at the same time does no harm. After all, who does not want to have strong bones and healthy teeth? The unfortunate part is that things are not so simple and a lot of research has debunked this.

Take, for example, the findings that when an old woman has calcium, the fracture rates are not all that different as compared to one who has not had calcium supplements. In addition to this, it was also found as part of a study that there is no positive impact on the mineral density of the hip.

As a matter of fact, calcium tablets and supplements can pose a significant risk, as well. While it is true that calcium does help in the effort of getting heart disease, an amount which is greater than the dietary limit does not. Actually, the excess calcium may increase the risk. This is true when it comes to calcium from supplements and not calcium which is absorbed by the way of food. So, what sort of additional risk is there? A study found that people who receive calcium from a tablet or another similar source have about a 140% greater chance of a heart attack!

How much is too much?

A thousand milligrammes of calcium in excess of the requirement on a daily basis is said to increase the risk of death from CVD or cardiovascular disease by about a fifth. Not a trivial amount, by any measure.

But why does this happen?

The key to answering this question comes from how the calcium is absorbed by the body. When calcium from food is eaten, the rate of it being released is a lot slower as compared to calcium from tablets. Also, when there is excess calcium, it is not absorbed and kept in reserve by the body but is excreted in the form of urine. So, this calcium going through the kidneys can cause some trouble there, as well!

Yes or No?

So, what is to be done in order to make sure one is having a sufficient amount of calcium? Well, there are a lot of sources and consuming things such as dairy products and fish, along with dark leafy vegetables are some great ways to get natural calcium. Only if a person has very low calcium levels should calcium tablets be consumed? It is well worth remembering that too much of a good thing is a bad thing!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Calcium Rich Foods

Dr. Sunita Kothari 91% (649 ratings)
Ms - Gynae & Obs, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
Calcium Rich Foods

Calcium rich foods - broccoli, yoghurt, cabbage and milk - should be consumed in higher quantities as they naturally fight muscle spasms and also lessen the pain caused by cramps during menstruation.