Calcium deficiency is a disease known as hypocalcemia. It is the result of low levels of calcium in the blood. It has no early symptoms but can lead to severe problems like dental changes, shifts in the brain, osteoporosis, and cataracts.
Calcium is very important for the body, but if the required amount is lacking in the blood, it can cause severe problems to the mental health, muscles, teeth, and bones. A person may undergo osteopenia and low bone density, leading to osteoporosis (brittle bones). This might be sounding scary, isn’t it? Now you might be thinking of picking up that glass of milk you just avoided in the morning.
1. Problems with muscles.
Calcium deficiency causes many problems, including muscles issues. Do you feel muscle aches, cramps, and spasms? These can be the symptoms of calcium deficiency. Thu deficiency also causes numbness and tingling in the arms, feet, hands, legs, and mouth. It also causes pain in the thighs and arms, making it difficult to walk or move around.
2. Severe Fatigue.
Lack of calcium in the body leads to severe fatigue, which means low energy levels, exhaustion, and tiredness. It also causes irregular sleep patterns. It especially affects the brain, with lightheadedness, brain fog, and severe dizziness, making the person unable to get up from bed. Attention span and memory get involved as well.
3. Dental issues.
Your teeth suffer a lot when your body lacks enough calcium. It causes tooth decay, brittle teeth, weak tooth roots, and irritated gums. If a child has a calcium deficiency, it can disrupt his tooth development. You might want to take care of your calcium intake now. Nobody wants a mouth with no teeth, do they?
4. Extreme premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Lack of calcium in the body causes premenstrual syndrome in women. Your body needs calcium and vitamin D to help you through the charming process of periods. If the body doesn’t get the required amount of calcium and vitamin D, it leads to severe mood swings, backaches, pimples, headaches, and cramps, which are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
5. Bone diseases.
Osteopenia and osteoporosis are terrifying diseases of bones. Bones need a higher amount of calcium to stay strong. When your body undergoes low calcium levels, it causes your body parts to take the calcium from bones, which leaves them breakable and weak. They become easily vulnerable to injuries. When your bones start losing their mineral density, it leads to osteopenia. Osteopenia can lead to osteoporosis over time, and this is a very severe bone disease in which the bones become thin and prone to fractures. It causes too much pain and discomfort in carrying out daily activities.
Did you know that calcium deficiency could cause so many problems? Do you notice any of these signs and symptoms in yourself, or are you a heavy calcium taker?
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Team Doctor ASKY!