The bone is the hardest substance in our body. Bones also have various roles, they support the structure of our body, guard our fragile organs, and also allow us to move day in and day out. Our bones also serve as a house for the storage of minerals like calcium and creation of our blood cells which is called the bone marrow.
Bones get less attention than other body parts, it’s because we tend to overlook the fact that our bones are not just scaffolding for our body, rather it also has its needs and limits. If we do not start to be more aware about our bones and their needs and limits complications will happen.
According to global estimates published in 2015, 3.5 billion people are at risk of calcium deficiency.
Calcium deficiency disease also known as hypocalcemia, happens when our levels of calcium in the blood are not enough. When this deficiency is left unchecked, it can lead to dental changes, cataracts, alterations in the brain, and osteoporosis, which causes the bones to become brittle and more prone to damages.
So right now you must be wondering how would you know if you have or had this disease.
These are some symptoms according to an article published on Medical News Today (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321865.php): Muscles problems, Extreme fatigue, Nail dryness which can lead to broken or brittle nails, skin itchiness, osteopenia, osteoporosis, painful premenstrual syndrome or PMS, dental problems including weak roots, irritated gums, brittle teeth, or tooth decay, and also depression.
Diseases and symptoms regarding bones can be easily fixed beforehand. The best of the best comes from dairy products which are milk, cheese and yogurt. Not only do these three have calcium in their package, but also they keep ten essential nutrients that are important to our immune systems, eyesight, nervous systems, blood, energy, muscle and nerve functions, skin, growth and maintenance of our body.
Vitamin A - Essential for healthy eyesight. Important for growth (particularly in children).
Vitamin B12 - Helps to keep blood healthy. Assists in the formation of nerve cells.
Riboflavin - Helps release energy from food. Helps cells to function properly.
Calcium - Essential for strong bones and teeth. Needed for normal muscle and nerve functioning, and may assist in controlling blood pressure.
Potassium - Assists with blood pressure control. Important for nerve impulse transmission.
Magnesium - Important component in bone structure. Essential for energy transfer around the body.
Zinc - Aids wound healing. Essential for normal growth and development in bones, the brain and many other parts of the body.
Phosphorus - Forms an important part of the mineral structure in bones and teeth. Works with B vitamins to release energy from food.
Carbohydrate - Provides energy for the body.
Protein - Needed for growth and development as well as repair to damaged body tissues.
Forms part of many enzymes and blood components, and is essential for maintaining muscles.