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Sarcoid and Calcium

My 67 year old mother has sarcoid (diagnosed 25 years ago) and is currently in remission.

She was told a few years ago that since she has sarcoid, she cannot take Calcium supplements.

Now a bone density test reveals osteoporosis.........


Why is calcium not allowed with sarcoid?  Would taking Calcium or Flosamax cause her sarcoid to reappear?

Thank you for your time.
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Dear Kathy

Sarcoid can sometimes cause very elevated levels of calcium. For this reason, calcium is usually not prescribed to people with sarcoid. It is not the case that calcium actually causes sarcoid.

I hope this has been useful. I wish you the best of luck. Feel free to write back.

Information provided here is for general purposes only. Specific questions should be addressed to your own doctor. If you would like to make an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE or inquire online by using the Heart Center website at www.ccf.org/heartcenter. The Heart Center website contains a directory of the cardiology staff that can be used to select the physician best suited to address your cardiac problem.
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