Tag: calcium deficiency

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

In addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the body and is necessary for normal cell function, transmission of nerve signals, secretion of hormones, blood coagulation, muscle contraction, and muscle relaxation.

Strategies for Managing Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is a type of natural sugar in milk. During digestion, lactose is normally broken down by lactase, an enzyme that is produced in the small intestine. However, some people are deficient in lactase, so they have difficulty digesting lactose, a condition referred to as “lactose intolerance,” or LI. LI

Be Aware of Factors That May Affect Your Calcium Level

For healthy bones, it’s essential to get enough calcium from your diet and/or supplements (see Dr. Etingin’s column on page 1 for advice on the best calcium sources). However, it’s also important to consider factors that can inhibit calcium absorption or increase calcium excretion to make sure the calcium you

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