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Signs of calcium deficiency you must watch out for

Updated On May 11, 2023 12:12 PM IST
  • Calcium deficiency is more common in women, particularly after menopause, as estrogen helps the body absorb calcium.
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Calcium is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including bone and teeth health, nerve function, muscle function, and blood clotting. If you don't get enough calcium, you may experience calcium deficiency, which can cause a range of symptoms. Here are some signs of calcium deficiency that you must watch out for: (Getty Images/iStockphoto) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 11, 2023 12:12 PM IST

Calcium is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including bone and teeth health, nerve function, muscle function, and blood clotting. If you don't get enough calcium, you may experience calcium deficiency, which can cause a range of symptoms. Here are some signs of calcium deficiency that you must watch out for: (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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Tooth decay: Since calcium is necessary for tooth health, a deficiency can cause tooth decay and gum disease. (UNSPLASH) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Tooth decay: Since calcium is necessary for tooth health, a deficiency can cause tooth decay and gum disease. (UNSPLASH)

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Muscle cramps: Calcium deficiency can cause muscle cramps, particularly in the legs. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Muscle cramps: Calcium deficiency can cause muscle cramps, particularly in the legs. (Unsplash)

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Delayed development: In children, a calcium deficiency can delay growth and development, as calcium is necessary for healthy bone growth. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Delayed development: In children, a calcium deficiency can delay growth and development, as calcium is necessary for healthy bone growth. (Pixabay)

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Brittle nails: Weak and brittle nails can also be a sign of calcium deficiency. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brittle nails: Weak and brittle nails can also be a sign of calcium deficiency. (Shutterstock)

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Osteoporosis: Over time, a calcium deficiency can cause the bones to become weak and brittle, leading to osteoporosis. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Osteoporosis: Over time, a calcium deficiency can cause the bones to become weak and brittle, leading to osteoporosis. (Unsplash)

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Numbness and tingling: Calcium deficiency can cause numbness and tingling in the fingers, toes, and face. (pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Numbness and tingling: Calcium deficiency can cause numbness and tingling in the fingers, toes, and face. (pexels)

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