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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.

Kind Regards,
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:54 pm

User avatar 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!

Kind Regards,

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