FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
Sign and Symptoms of Calcium Deficiency
Sign of Deficiency in Calcium,
All humans lose bone density starting between the ages of 30 and 40. Excessive bone loss affects over 20 million people, mostly women who are 45 and older. Calcium is needed to build bones and to keep them strong. Without this calcium, our bones will become weak. As they weaken, fractures and breakage can occur i.e osteoporosis, in which the bones become porous and fragile because calcium is withdrawn from the bones and other areas faster than it is deposited in them. Moderate cases of calcium deficiency may lead to cramps, joint pains, heart palpitations, increased cholesterol levels, slow pulse rates, insomnia, impaired growth, excessive irritability or nerves, muscle cramps, brittle nails, eczema and numbness of the arms and or legs.
One of the first signs of a deficiency is a nervous affliction called tetany, which is characterized by muscle cramps, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs.
Dry Skin and Brittle Nails
A common calcium deficiency sign can be seen in our skin and our nails. When our skin becomes dry and our fingernails become brittle (break easily), due to deficiency of calcium.
Increased PMS Symptoms
A woman may begin experience more cramping or a change in her menstrual flow if she is suffering from a calcium deficiency. Adding more calcium to a diet may ease these symptoms.
Bone Fractures or Breakage
If you begin to suffer from several small bone fractures or full bone breakage, you should really evaluate the amount of calcium in our diet. This is a severe symptom of calcium deficiency.