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Doctor insights on: Flecks Fingernails Indicate Calcium Deficiency Body

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Do the white flecks in fingernails indicate a calcium deficiency in the body?

Do the white flecks in fingernails indicate a calcium deficiency in the body?

No: The whitee flecks could incidicte elevated calcium very rerely but are probably not an indication of any serious disorder. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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White patches on face are they indicate calcium deficiency and anything to do with masturbation?

White patches on face are they indicate calcium deficiency and anything to do with masturbation?

Remember: There aren't a lot of cutaneous(skin) manifestations of calcium deficiency unless it's been going on for awhile. You can get dry, scaly skin, brittle nails, and coarse hair. So the white patches are likely unrelated to calcium issues. Masturbation rarely causes skin issues outside your genitals(if even that) unless you have an allergic reaction to the lubricant. ...Read more

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I know that hypercalcemia is calcium deficiency. Wondering what are the symptoms and why does the body get these symptoms?

Too much calcium: Hypocalcemia is too low a calcium and hypercalcemia is to high a calcium on lab tests. Symptoms of hypercalcemia are abdominal pain, constipation, kidney stones, nausea, vomiting, excessive urination and confusion. Symptoms of low calcium are cramps, tingling around the mouth, muscular irritability. The symptoms are related to calcium's key role in muscular contractions and function. ...Read more

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Could calcium deficiency result in weight gain?

Could calcium deficiency result in weight gain?

Not likely: The real question is could there be a relationship between low calcium and weight gain. Ie is something causing both ...Read more

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Can moderate to severe calcium deficiency cause intestinal issues over time? If so, what kind of issues?

Can moderate to severe calcium deficiency cause intestinal issues over time? If so, what kind of issues?

Generally not.: prolonged hypocalcemia generally does not cause intestinal problems. It usually causes neuromuscular problems. On the contrary, G.I. problems can often be the cause of low calcium levels, usually from eating disorders, prolonged vomiting, or inappropriate supplementation with magnesium, zinc, or laxatives. Hypocalcemia can be a severe problem, so follow your doctor's advice closely. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter eats clay n coal. Shes 20 months old any particular reason behind it?? Some people say she has calcium deficiency is this true??

My daughter eats clay n coal. Shes 20 months old any particular reason behind it?? Some people say she has calcium deficiency is this true??

Pica: Your daughter may have pica, an eating disorder where children eat nonfood items like dirt, ice, wall plaster and/or paint chips. Sometimes it is related to mineral deficiency like iron, zinc or calcium. You should have your daughter evaluated by her pediatrician to make sure she's not nutritionally deficient or eating things that are dangerous for her. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could calcium deficiency cause sensitive teeth?

Could calcium deficiency cause sensitive teeth?

Could: Calcium is one of the important elements in having a good matrix of minerals to protect teeth. Unfortunately, causes of sensitive teeth are multifactorial and are in a complex relationship. So it is hard to say whether your calcium deficiency alone (if you have it) is the reason why your teeth are sensitive. See a dentist who is knowledgeable in preventive ; restorative dentistry to learn more. ...Read more