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Forum Name: Osteoporosis
Question: Calcium Supplements - How Long?
|jmgray - Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:14 am|
Thank you so much for this free service!
I would like to know how long does it take for Calcuim Supplements to start working?
And at what intervals should I have the bone density test done?
Thank you very much for your time and assistance.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:54 pm|
Restoration of bone density is a slow process. Generally a follow up bone density scan can be done one or two years after calcium supplementation has been started.
Calcium supplementation should contain some vitamin D also to help improve calcium absorption from the GI tract.
Best wishes. I'm glad you are enjoying our site.
|jmgray - Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:30 pm|
Thank you so much for your answer.
Have a terrific day!
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