on 5/7/22 6:37 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 01/20/12

I am starting to have issues with bone thinning. I am 70 yrs old and 10 yrs out from surgery. It have been told to take 1500 mg of calcium a day. I am not sure our bodies can even absorb that much.

Is anyone else out there dealing with this?





on 5/16/22 1:56 pm - Toronto, Canada

Ask for a referral to a specialist. You may need infusions. I take 1000 of calcium citrate a day. Are you taking the right kind of calcium? It is hard to swallow the huge pills for me but I do the best I can.

Highest W 312   Referral W 252   Surgery W 237   CW 156  Height 5'6"            


Diminishing Dawn
on 6/2/22 4:52 pm - Windsor, Canada

1500 of calcium citrate is a typical recommended amount post op.
split into 3 doses for absorption.

it is not unusual to have osteoporosis at this age. You can talk to your doctor about bone builders

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