Advertisement

Can taking too much calcium for osteoporosis be harmful?

Although calcium is important for preventing and treating osteoporosis, there are dangers if you take excessive amounts of calcium, including the possibility of developing kidney stones. It usually does not help osteoporosis to increase your calcium intake over the recommended daily levels. Check with your doctor before you take doses higher than recommended, or if you have had kidney stones or other medical problems. 
The Osteoporosis Cure: Reverse the Crippling Effects With New Treatments

More About this Book

The Osteoporosis Cure: Reverse the Crippling Effects With New Treatments

Once considered a progressive, incurable disease, osteoporosis can be prevented and/or treated in both early and later stages thanks to recent breakthroughs and medical developments. Now a medical...

Continue Learning about Osteoporosis Treatment

What Is the Effect of the Ornish Diet on Osteoporosis?
What Is the Effect of the Ornish Diet on Osteoporosis?
If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you know the weakening of bones increases the likelihood of getting a fracture. In the United States, mo...
Read More
How can alternative therapies help manage osteoporosis?
Debra Fulghum Bruce PhDDebra Fulghum Bruce PhD
Alternative therapies can add a multifaceted approach to a treatment regimen for osteoporosis. C...
More Answers
How do medications treat osteoporosis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Many medications treat osteoporosis with different mechanisms and side effects. The following are co...
More Answers
Treadmill Talks: FDA Releases Health Warnings on Osteoporosis Medications
Treadmill Talks: FDA Releases Health Warnings on Osteoporosis Medications

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.