5 Signs Of Calcium Deficiency And Prevention Tips

By Md Ijaj Khan
2023-01-25,12:30 IST

Our body starts communicating, giving us warning signs if we have a calcium deficiency. But sometimes, we need more time to take notice of all these signs.

Declining Hair Health

You may have calcium deficiency if your hair becomes rough and grows more slowly than usual.

Unhealthy Nails

Another visible sign to look out for is one’s nails. If there is a calcium deficiency, nails become brittle and break easily.

Oral Health

Low calcium also causes dental problems like tooth decay, weak tooth roots and brittle teeth. In children, teeth development could be affected.

Muscle Spasm

Muscle spasms, in which muscle movements are disrupted, and pain in the thigh and arms, are common signs of low calcium.


Less calcium makes a person feel tired all the time. This type of fatigue is usually accompanied by dizziness and confusion.

Weak Bones

People who have low calcium levels are also prone to bone injuries and fractures because their bones become brittle.

Prevention Tips

If your body is giving out one or more of these signals, test your calcium levels and replenish this essential mineral immediately.

If you carefully look out for signs expressing your body’s need for extra calcium, you will be able to fulfil this need before the situation aggravates. For better support, see a doctor.