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Why Bother?

 The phone rang at 4 in the morning and I ran like a maniac to pick up the call. A call at such an odd hour has to be some bad news and bad news it was. It was Calcium Deficiency.why bother

Wondering what I am talking about, well I am getting to it. The last few days have been bad.

Granny 1 – Is in hospital with a broken spine. She fell in the bathroom and couldn’t get up.

Granny 2– Dropped a lock on her wrist and has fractured her hand.

Aunty 1– Was chased by a dog on the road, fell down and has broken her little finger.

Aunty 2– Went for an X-ray and doctor said that she doesn’t have two bones.

So what’s the reason for all the above cases and the answer is the same Calcium deficiency. All the breaks I could understand but two bones missing, how is it even possible. I have heard of organ trafficking but is it even done for bones. She hasn’t even had a surgery so how is it possible. The doctor explained it to me that it’s not that it was there yesterday and today it’s missing. Her bones had been depleting and the Calcium deficiency added to it. Over a period of time her bones have depleted so much that it’s not visible in the X ray anymore.

So, that was about my grannies and aunts, why are we looking into this. Well, women and health is what we plan to discuss this week on Athenastake; a part that we all women don’t like to discuss, a vital part of lives that we very conveniently choose to ignore. A week where we are going to look at problems that we women face and little bit about how to overcome it too.

Drinking milk is not enough to beat calcium deficiency. The little diluted milk that you add to your coffee or tea doesn’t help either. If you are having brittle nails, tooth decay, muscle cramps, poor bone density, depression, hallucinations, memory loss and insomnia, meet your doctor at once and check for Calcium deficiency. These are common symptoms of calcium deficiency that you can keep track of at home.

Now, I have every intention to scare you and if you are not taking enough Calcium especially in your middle age you are likely to either get

 1. Osteoporosis or

2. Hypocalcemia

Mostly its ageing that causes Calcium deficiency but not taking enough Calcium is the front runner of causes when it comes to us women. Unhealthy eating habits or excessive intake of aerated drinks also add to this deficiency.

How to beat the problem?

Consult a doctor and make sure that you are taking the right amount of calcium. We women need 1500 mg of Calcium every day. Overdose of calcium is dangerous too and so do not self medicate.

Make special note

Calcium will be beneficial to you only if you are getting a proper dose of Vitamin D as well. Sunlight is the best option for this. So try to spend some time out in the open during the early hours of the day.

Athena Visheshta

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10 Responses

  1. mira says:

    a very informative article and yes it is important that women don’t neglect their health and ignore these symptoms.as they say prevention is better than cure.

    • shee_shee12345 says:

      Just wish ladies would practice what they preach, most of the time they look into their health only after the problem is at an advanced stage.

  2. aamjunta says:

    Nice informative post.. Just to add a little- we need to avoid or at least reduce “excess” animal protein (including that in dairy products), salt, salty snacks, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, certain steroids and hormone supplements; its also advisable to eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, grains and legumes, and to have regular physical activities.

  3. Vijay says:

    Very informative article, keep up the good work. Love your tips :)

  4. Fayaz Pasha says:

    Good post. Unfortunately, women accumulate more gold in their closets than calcium in their bones. Instead of Vitamin-D, they are more attracted by what-I-mean – G (gold).

    • shee_shee12345 says:

      Vitamin G is one that the government is also trying to get into control, only excess here absolutely no deficiency. Health is wealth needs to be taught to all women once again.

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