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Signs that indicate your body lacks enough calcium

The mineral calcium plays an important role in maintaining strong bones and teeth. Aside from its obvious role in ensuring healthy bones and teeth, calcium is also utilised by the body's cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. However, when your calcium intake is low or it's level in the body is below normal, there are some signs or symptoms that your body will gives to make you aware of it. In this article, I'll discuss the signs or symptoms that shows or Indicates that your body lacks enough calcium according to Healthline.

Healthline reports that low calcium levels are associated with extreme exhaustion, which is characterised by a lack of energy and an overall sensation of sluggishness. Another possible result is insomnia. Calcium deficiency can lead to lightheadedness, dizziness, and brain fog, which manifests as forgetfulness, confusion, and a general inability to focus.

Aside from its role in bone health, calcium's most notable job is in helping muscles contract and relax. When calcium levels drop too low, the body's muscles become unable to contract properly. Because of this disturbance, you can have muscle spasms, twitching, or pain in your thighs and arms.

Your teeth and gums will suffer if you don't receive enough calcium. It's a simple as that; it's not complicated. Deficiencies in calcium and phosphorus can lead to tooth decay. When the body is low on calcium, it takes it from the bones and teeth.

One of the most noticeable symptoms of hypocalcemia is tingling, especially in the extremities. Severe deficiencies might also lead to numbness. In order to operate normally, every nerve cell in your body requires calcium. When calcium levels drop, it becomes more difficult for nerve cells to interpret stimuli and send out impulses.

Calcium is beneficial to your hair, nails, and general well-being. If you don't get enough calcium, it could affect the health of your hair and nails. False nails and thinning hair are signs of a deficiency.

Nerve transmitters misfire due to a lack of calcium, resulting in tingling and numbness in the extremities and the mouth. Failure of nerves to receive calcium can cause seizures and irregular heartbeats, which can be fatal.

Calcium deficiency can cause dry, itchy skin and perhaps eczema or psoriasis if it isn't treated.

As was said before, cataracts can form from a deficiency in calcium, making it difficult to see well. Calcium shortage affects more than only the skeleton, manifesting itself in neurological and ocular symptoms as well.

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