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Suggest ways to supplement the calcium intake inspite of being lactose intolerant

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Dr. Muhammed Aslam

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Weight & Lifestyle
Question: Hi Doctor,

I am Lactose Intolerant... Hence, i do not have milk.

Please suggest ways to suppliment the Calcium intake. Will Calcium tablets be good enough.

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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
there are enough other sources

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,welcome to health care magic forum.
I am Dr Aslam here to help you.

Milk is not the only source of dietary calcium. There are many other food items rich in calcium, like egg, meat, sea foods, dry fruits, dates etc. Green leafy veges also contain good amount of calcium.
Calcium supplements are neither required nor recommend unless deficiency is established by clinical and laboratory features.

Hope your query is answered. Thank you.
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