What are the symptoms of Calcium Deficiency?

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Calcium levels may drop because of certain Genetic Disorders. Lack of Calcium may not manifest any short-term symptoms since body keeps up calcium levels by taking it specifically from the bones. If for a long duration of time body suffers low calcium levels, it may lead to calcium deficiency related ailments which have to be treated.

Symptoms

  • Bone fracture
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tetany - leading to carpopedal spasm.
  • Weak and brittle nails
  • Mental confusion or hallucination
  • Muscle spasms and cramps
  • Seizures , tremors , depression
  • Bradycardia , prolonged QT interval
  • Paresthesia , especially in fingers
  • Slower hair growth and
  • Thin skin

Treatment

Diet − Consume foods rich in calcium like milk, yogurt, sesame seeds, green leafy vegetables and so on.

Drugs − Intake of calcium supplements like calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate and calcium citrate

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Published on 07-Jan-2019 08:48:24
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