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  • Category: Nutrition

    Disorders relating to calcium deficiency

    When the body doesn't have enough calcium from food intake daily, it takes what it needs from the bones. Overtime, bones lacking adequate calcium grow weak and brittle, and easily break. The following disorders could occur:
    • Loss of bone density (osteoporosis)
    • Low blood calcium levels (hypocalcaemia)
    • High levels of calcium in the blood
    It is worthy to note that adequate calcium intake reduces the risk of developing;
    • Colon cancer
    • Hypertension
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rickets
    • Other disorders.

    Adeyeye Adesola
  • #2692
    Calcium is a very important element for building the bones and its deficiency can create serious results in the body. Generally Vitamin-D is required for the absorption of calcium and that is the reason why these are given in combination. A person suffering from osteoporosis has to take calcium for the life long period.

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