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Do you think drinking a glass of milk is enough to get your daily dose of calcium? But in reality, it is not. Although calcium plays a key role in the maintenance of strong and healthy bones, it also helps in blood clotting, early developmental growth and muscle contraction and relaxation. This mineral can be easily obtained from natural food sources like leafy vegetables, yoghurt, nuts and cheese.
But most individuals, particularly in the age group of 14-20 years, suffer from calcium deficiency due to lack of efficient absorption. Here are some signs and symptoms of calcium deficiency you need to be aware of.
Despite an adequate level of hemoglobin and sufficient water intake, if you suffer from recurring muscle cramps, you could have low calcium levels.
The deficiency of calcium can lead to a memory loss.
This occurs because low level of calcium makes nerves and muscles fragile and easily excitable.
Lack of calcium can affect your mental state and it leads to anxiety as well.
Bone and muscle aches generally causes weakness in calcium deficient people.
Like your bones, your nails also need calcium deposits for maintaining their integrity.
Calcium seems to play an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system as well.