Welcome to Dr. Warrick's Podcast Channel. Warrick is a practicing cardiologist and author with a passion for improving care by helping patients understand their heart health through education work believes educated patients get the best health care to discover and understand the latest approaches and technology in heart care and how this might apply to you or someone you love.
Hi, my name is Dr Warrick Bishop and I'm a cardiologist. Look, I get asked with some frequency about calcification, particularly since calcification can be identified in the heart and people want to know, should they be taking calcium supplements? Well, whoever's put you on it is probably the person who should have this conversation with. So I don't want to get in the way. But my general practice is to recommend to people that calcium supplementation is a tablet probably gives you very high levels, super physiological levels of calcium. It's probably not ideal. I recommend that people get good vitamin D levels. That means getting your solar panels, your chest legs back into the sun if you need to supplement with vitamin D or be it. Also good calcium in your diet. I think it's important and I tend to put to some people that may wish to supplement with vitamin K2. Now, the jury's not backing on that but some of the theory behind it looks really promising. Chat with you GP or your specialist about it. But calcium supplementation over time may have some alternate approaches.
Anyway, I've done a podcast on the very topic. It's just below. Have a listen if you'd like more information. In the meantime, look after yourself. Enjoy a glass of milk and please don't die from a heart attack. Goodbye.
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