Calcium question

karin602
on 8/19/13 10:01 am - MD
RNY on 07/30/13

Reading through all the info from my doc's program I came upon the statement that people with any kidney issues should not take calcium citrate.  The NUT had said before that calcium carbonate was not a good source of calcium but given that other statement is that a good substitution? 

Karin

        
poet_kelly
on 8/19/13 10:08 am - OH

No.  RNY patients can't absorb calcium carbonate due to the lack of stomach acid.

Why does your doctor say people with kidney issues should not take calcium citrate?  I know that calcium carbonate can cause kidney stones, but calcium citrate does not.  What kidney problems does calcium citrate cause?

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karin602
on 8/19/13 10:11 am - MD
RNY on 07/30/13

Not sure but I plan on calling in the morning

Karin

        
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