What is Calcium Deficiency?
Calcium is indispensable element in the human anatomy for proper formation and protection of bones. Its deficiency means that the amount of calcium in the body is not of the required quantum. Calcium deficiency can lead to a number of health issues. It is essential for maintenance of normal rhythm, strong bones, teeth, and muscle contractions by way of controlling the blood pressures and relaxing the muscles. Severe calcium deficiencies can lead to renal failures as well as osteoporosis.
Causes of Calcium Deficiency
There are multiple reasons for developing calcium deficiency in human anatomy as follows:
- General ageing process when calcium in body and bone decreases.
- Thinning of bones and loss of bone density.
- Non consumption of vital doses of calcium on daily basis.
- Decline in hormone estrogen during menopause in women.
- Lack of sufficient calcium in the food consumed. On average women should consume around 1500 mg of calcium daily.
- Premature babies and children having diabetes family history can suffer from calcium deficiency.
- Hormone disorder like hyperparathyroidism that causes such deficiencies of calcium.
- Body not producing enough parathyroid hormone.
Symptoms of Calcium Deficiency
Symptoms of calcium deficiency do not show in the early ages but they grow with the advancement in age of the person concerned. Main symptoms of calcium deficiencies are –
- Loss of memory in part or full;
- Spasms experienced in the muscles;
- Numbness or the tingling in hands, feet as well as depression of faces;
- Experiencing hallucinations;
- Awkward movement and failure to use the limbs properly for the required functions;
- Bone and joint pains; especially in the knees, ankles, and spinal cord or other bones in the body.
How Ayurveda Can Help in Addressing Calcium Deficiency
Skeletal system in human anatomy turns brittle with ageing of the person concerned. Loss of bone density leads to fractures as well as compressed spinal column. According to ayurveda such problems arise because of vata. It says that calcium deficiencies can be addressed using wholesome nutrition, herbs, health improving activities as well as some good home therapies. But the treatment for calcium deficiency in ayurveda is predominantly based on use of nourishing herbs. They are less expensive in comparison to their allopathic counterparts and they can address the issues relating to calcium deficiency in human anatomy even in advanced ages.
Herbs in Ayurveda for Calcium Deficiency
Some of the herbs recommended in Ayurveda for calcium deficiencies are Aswagandha, Shatavari, Dashamula, Triphala, Saffron, Gotikula, Brahmi, and Amalaki. However these are not the only herbs that can address the calcium deficiency in human anatomy. There are others such as the horsetail, ginseng, nettles, gingere, berries, Siberian, hawthorn, dandelion root, milk thistle, sage, motherwort, valerian as well as raspeberry leaves. Patients can use these herbs in combination with each other or single but it would be good obtaining the advice of the Ayurvedic doctor first.
User can also drink the herbal products as herbal tea or juice depending on his or her preferences.