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Hot flashes and Calium

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  • Posted By: indianatoo
  • April 20, 2010
  • 09:42 PM

http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/icons/icon1.gif calcium and hot flashes
It's a conumdrum. I'm suppose to take calcium to protect myself from bone deterioration (osteopenia) but when I drink milk or take calcium, in any form, my hot flashes return (post-menopausal). I also have hypothyroidism and had calcium-based kidnery stones about 15 years ago. So, what is the answer for my body?

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  • http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/icons/icon1.gif calcium and hot flashes It's a conumdrum. I'm suppose to take calcium to protect myself from bone deterioration (osteopenia) but when I drink milk or take calcium, in any form, my hot flashes return (post-menopausal). I also have hypothyroidism and had calcium-based kidnery stones about 15 years ago. So, what is the answer for my body? You can take cold milk for that...it would help you have calcium as well as prevent hot flashes...just limit it to sips...dont gulp down...maybe 2 sips..make sure that you can consume at least a glass of COLD milk a day...HTH :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/icons/icon1.gif calcium and hot flashes It's a conumdrum. I'm suppose to take calcium to protect myself from bone deterioration (osteopenia) but when I drink milk or take calcium, in any form, my hot flashes return (post-menopausal). I also have hypothyroidism and had calcium-based kidnery stones about 15 years ago. So, what is the answer for my body? Well, you could try ipriflavone. Do some searches on it and what it does. But everyone needs calcium of course, so you need to be sure you are getting it somehow. I take natural hormone replacement so hot flashes don't happen to me. I heard vitamin E may prevent it, but I couldn't swear to it since I am not afflicted. Please note that estrogen helps you absorb copper and there may be a copper deficiency component to osteoporosis: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5154620And boron is necessary for copper absorption. I think actually you will have to investigate on google.com/scholar regarding stone formation and talk to your doctor about it.
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  • Well, you could try ipriflavone. Do some searches on it and what it does. But everyone needs calcium of course, so you need to be sure you are getting it somehow. I take natural hormone replacement so hot flashes don't happen to me. I heard vitamin E may prevent it, but I couldn't swear to it since I am not afflicted. Please note that estrogen helps you absorb copper and there may be a copper deficiency component to osteoporosis: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5154620And boron is necessary for copper absorption. I think actually you will have to investigate on google.com/scholar regarding stone formation and talk to your doctor about it.Thank you for the suggestions. I'm worried about not taking my calcium over the long run. So, I will look into these suppliments and do some research. Maybe I will go to an OB/GYN to see if they know more than the Internist.
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  • I would definitely agree with the cold milk. You can go for ice cold milk. Just do take 2 sips for a minute, limit it to short sips. You'll finish a glass of it in just a few hours. Hot flashes can be treated by various treatments, you can search for it on the internet.
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • Although Dale might be right, I think hot flashes and night sweats are pretty common. It's not so hard if you think of it, just go to the doctor and start an hormone replacement therapy. Yes, you will sweat a lot and have some pretty bad mood swings, but other than that, no problem at all.
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  • Thank you for that night sweats...I advocate home remedies rather than go for OTC products because most of the time it conflicts with the body needs. I think most doctors recommends black cohosh
    dale91 143 Replies
    • November 11, 2011
    • 05:56 AM
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  • Diet plays a very important role in controlling hot flushes.If you are not able to take in calcium directly or from calcium rich foods,then do try soy.Research indicates that soy may be very useful in preventing hot flushes in menopausal women. Edible beans contain the compounds genistein and daidzein which are estrogenic and help control hot flushes.
    Ammy Wats 53 Replies Flag this Response
  • See dear drink you milk and take everything for your calcium deficiency...And as you are telling that your hot flashes are coming with this do try to intake vitamin k which is known good for treating menopausal symptoms...I must tell you that it will definitely help you to treat this...HOPE WILL HELP YOU!!!
    jazzpollard 7 Replies
    • October 8, 2013
    • 09:29 AM
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  • Try to intake vitamin k for menopausal symptoms..It will definitely help you!!!
    jazzpollard 7 Replies
    • October 8, 2013
    • 09:30 AM
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