calcium deficiency


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calcium deficiency

1. Acute CD–see Hypocalcemia.
2. Chronic calcium deficiency A long-term deficit of calcium, resulting in poor mineralization of bones, in adults, soft bones–osteomalacia and osteoporosis; in children, rickets, impaired growth. See Hypocalcemia.
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You see, calcium deficiency is the commonest form of mineral deficiencies you'll encounter.
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Some pharmaceutical companies produce calcium effervescent tablets as a food supplement for people with calcium deficiency.
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In developing countries where calcium intakes are characteristically low and the population relies heavily on cereal-based staples, with few or no dairy products, dietary calcium deficiency appears to be the major cause of nutritional rickets among children [4, 5].
Studies have shown that a low intake of milk or milk related products increases the risk of osteoporosis, resulting from calcium deficiency, obesity and tooth decay.
This group of high-risk children is also at risk of dietary calcium deficiency, which aggravates and accentuates the risk of nutritional rickets.
Lack of bones will cause a calcium deficiency predisposing to spontaneous fractures.
Milk and milk made products can prevent calcium deficiency while exposure to sun meet the need of Vitamin D and delay the process of Osteoporosis among elderly population of the country,