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Calcium is known for its effect on strengthening bones, but does calcium work for other uses as well? It has been established that calcium carbonate is effective for treating heartburn and indigestion, and decreasing phosphate absorption in people with hyperphosphatemia due to kidney failure. Intravenous calcium gluconate is effective for treating hyperkalemia. Many other claimed calcium benefits don't have enough evidence to suggest any real benefit.
- Treating and preventing osteoporosis
- Helping build strong fetal bones when taken during pregnancy
- Treating secondary hyperparathyroidism due to kidney failure
- Preventing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms.