The lack of calcium has many causes, such as calcium-poor nutrition or poor body absorption of calcium because of some health problems, such as gastrointestinal problems or vitamin D deficiency, which helps the body to retain calcium.
Calcium deficiency can be inferred by the following symptoms:
- Dry skin and the incidence of itching, with the possibility of eczema
- Blow nails
- Problems of teeth such as caries
- Osteoporosis and repeated exposure to fractures
Muscle contractions and leg soles
- Increased weight or weight loss difficulties
It may also be due to excess calcium elimination through hyperthyroidism due to hormonal imbalance, renal function failure, hypothyroidism, or excessive intake of foods such as salt, coffee and animal protein.
Calcium deficiency can be met by eating rich foods such as dairy products and vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, spinach and sweet potatoes, while drinking mineral water.
It is also important to supply the body with vitamin D adequately through exposure to sunlight, as well as the possibility of taking calcium tablets under the supervision of a doctor.
Calcium is of great importance to the health of bones and teeth, and it plays an important role in the functions of muscles and nerves, as well as it helps to adjust the pH value of blood, and prevents the exposure to acid overload.