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Posted by Joan
on October 19, 1999 at 21:08:56:
In Reply to: when to test for osteoporosis posted by char on September 22, 1999 at 12:00:18:
you should be taking 1200 mg of calcium (not 1000). And take it with vitamin D or it doesn't do any good. your body can only use 500 mg at a time.
: when should a woman have a bone density test? i am 44 years old and had milk allergies from age 15 to about 35 when they subsided. i took calcium supplements when i was pregnant (28 and 31 years) my mum and grandmum both had it i'm sure. my mum is bent over and has a hump on the back of her neck - i have had one for years also. i am taking 1,000mg calcium supplement a day and also have hypothyroidism - underactive thyroid for 5 years now which i take a synthetic hormone drug for. i fell last xmas and broke my arm when i banged it on a cupboard as i fell. should i get tested now to see if i can be doing more to prevent it? i live in toronto.
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