Calcium is the only nutrient that can be found in every cell tissue of your body. Probably bone health and tissue health comes in our mind, whenever we think about calcium.
But the fact is sufficient amount of calcium is need for every part of our body to reduce certain health issues like heart problems, muscle aches and cramps, irregular body pressure and increasing of bad cholesterol in the body.
Unfortunately, many people are not getting enough calcium from their diet and that’s the reason United States have recommended for adequate intake of calcium through diet or from supplements. Therefore, there are number of factors that can lower the calcium present in the body.
Some of them include:
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Kidney diseases
- High sodium intake
- Excessive intake of sodium
- High intake of phosphorous through cool drinks and sodas
Whatever, it may be here are 21 alarming sings of your body that you are lacking in calcium.
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If you find any of these signs in your body, make sure to increase the calcium levels in your diet to maintain healthy body and reducing the risk of other health issues.
- Heart failure
- Coarse hair
- Chest pain
- Numbness and tingling sensation around the finger tips and near the area of your mouth
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Brittle nails
- Dry skin
- Depression, anxiety and irritability
- Voice change due to occurrence of larynx
- Chronic itching
- Tooth decay
- Weak bones
- Muscle cramps
- Numbness in extremities
- Severe pain in back
Consult your doctor immediately, if you experience any of the symptoms shown above. He/ she may recommend you for blood test that can help you to know about the risk factors.
What You Need To Do:
Apart from calcium rich foods, you can also include calcium supplements in your regular diet. But, make sure to consume them only in limited amount. Excessive consumption of calcium supplements will lead you to experience cardiovascular diseases and kidney stones.