Question by  patgue2001aolcom (27)

What problems are caused by a lack of calcium?

I was told to make sure I have enough calcium in my diet.


Answer by  DStone (817)

Calcium is needed for healthy bones and teeth. A lack of calcium can lead to tooth decay, osteoperosis, muscle deterioration and and cartilage to wear down over time. If you're taking calcium suppliments, be sure you're also taking vitamin D as calcium cannot be processed and absorbed by the body without it.


Answer by  fancbiz (952)

Weak bones and teeth are a result of lack of calcium. where extreme cases distort the body shape like it is in children who get rickets.


Answer by  Lacey (111)

Calcium is very important in your diet. Especially during your teen years. If you have a calcium deficiency you will develop osteoporosis and other bone problems. They are important!


Answer by  Amarias (159)

Lack of Calcium can lead to some serious problems. First of all, it weakens your bones and your teeth. Calcium is also essential for allowing your blood to clot and for muscle contractions.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

There are two major categories of problems from hypocalcemia. First, your body needs sufficient calcium for your nerves and muscles to work and there are life-threatening complications when it gets too low. Usually, however, people mean low bone density and growth when they talk about low calcium levels. Without proper calcium you can have stunted growth and osteoporosis.

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