6 Signs of Calcium Deficiency

white dots because of calcium deficiency

According to Office of dietary supplements, for better bones you need required amount of calcium, adults need 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium every day.

Major symptoms of calcium deficiency is muscle pain, bone pain and brittle nails. Low vitamin D may result in trouble absorbing calcium from the food.

Here goes 6 signs of Calcium Deficiency

#1 Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramp is one of the initial symptom seen when you’ve calcium deficiency. It causes muscle ache, thigh ache, arm and causes pain while walking and moving.

#2 Brittle Nails and Dry Skin

For stronger and health nails you need good amount of calcium. Low calcium may lead to brittle nails, falling of nails and skin becomes dry. White dots on your nails have nothing to do with calcium deficiency source.

#3 Insomnia

You may have heard this before, Insomnia is speeding sleepless nights, main reason is calcium deficiency. Though people with Insomnia they don’t experience a satisfactory sleep or deep sleep.

#4 Tooth decay

Like other parts bone, nails, teeth need calcium to be strong. As it’s important constituent for teeth. This starts when you don’t take good amount of calcium found food in childhood, when you grow up you will find this problem.

#5 Osteopenia

Osteopenia, is low or poor bone density. Which will lead to easy fractures, muscle cramps, spasms, and rickets in extreme cases. More about Osteopenia here.

#6 Late signs of puberty

Calcium deficiency may result in late signs of puberty in adolescent females. Other menstruation and premenstrual problems may occur due to calcium deficiency.


Few more important points

  • Women shouldn’t worry about overdoes calcium as your digestive tract will absorb most of it. Only side effect that may occur is bloating. (extremely rare) (Consuming 2,500 to 3,000 milligrams per day will cause this problem)
  • To cure calcium deficiency problem you need to consume rich amount of calcium food like dairy products, green vegetables, bony fish, such as salmon or sardines.
  • You can also take some calcium supplements, to recover quickly. But, don’t forget to consult a Doctor before.

Note: All of the tips about are taken from other popular blogs which are verified. Anyway we highly suggest you to consult a health care provider before going with any decision.


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