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What if I take in more calcium than I need?
No you should not!
Although sufficient calcium intake is important in maintaining healthy bones
and teeth, too much calcium is also bad for our health. When you
take in too much calcium, the excess calcium lost through the
urine is increased. It is thought that taking in too much calcium
can cause kidney stones.
of the most common kidney stones is made up of calcium. Dietary
factors such as sodium and protein cause an increased calcium
loss through the urine. Normally, excess calcium is taken from
the blood by the kidneys and passed out in the urine. However,
in this case, the excess calcium builds up in the kidneys and
urine, combining with other waste products to form kidney stones.
Having kidney stones can be very painful. Sometimes one would
vomit. The pain may also be felt to the groin.
the stone is too large to pass through, pain continues as the
muscles in the wall of the tiny ureter try to force the stone
into the bladder. As a stone grows or moves, there may be a little
blood in the urine. There may be an increased desire to urine
or a burning feeling when urinating. If you have fever and chills
soon later, there may be an infection. Contact a doctor as soon
So make sure that you don't eat too much calcium. Just eat the recommended
Calcium? | Importance
of calcium | Not taking in enough
calcium | Taking in too much calcium
| Importance of Vitmain D |
Taking in too much Vitamin D
Sources of calcium
| Sources of Vitamin D
| Daily recommended amt of
calcium | Daily recommended
amt of Vitamin D
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Society of Canada Web site. What is Osteoporosis? [WWW
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Health Promotion Board. Joy of Life [WWW document] URL:
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Requirements [WWW document] http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hpb/adu/adu010101.asp
Requirements [WWW document] http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hpb/chi/chi010101.asp