The First Wealth is Health – Calcium Deficiency in Women

“Society is beautified by the women of good health.” (Anonymous)

Women are of course the most beautiful creation. But beauty is not a small word. It is the other name of health, peace and satisfaction. The biggest problem what women are facing in current age is calcium deficiency that results in Oestomalicia. It is a disease that is the outcome of poor calcium intake or calcium deficiency in the body due to any reason. Milk, dairy products and eggs are the biggest source of calcium.

Life is very fast nowadays; most women are employed some where. Their job constraints and shortage of time sometimes keep them away from foods having rich calcium content, the result is calcium deficiency. Another sad notion about milk and its products is that it increases obesity; it is a false notion as milk is a complete food. It does not enhance the chances of obesity if the person is drinking skimmed/cream free milk.

Oestomalicia sometimes causes joints problems which are owing to weak bones. Proper calcium content is highly valuable for women because they are its acute sufferer, especially during pregnancy and child birth. Medical science has proved this fact that during pregnancy if mother is calcium deficient, the baby will fulfill his calcium needs by extracting calcium from mother’s bones, causing her bones to be weak and fragile. Even if he does not get sufficient content from her bones, he will extract the required amount from her teeth and nails which are made of calcium. The final outcome is chaotic calcium deficiency. It means that there is a natural mechanism of calcium attainment for the baby, but mothers need some external source. It is because of these reasons that women are the top most sufferer of oestomalicia.

Women must remember that their health is their first and foremost priority and as Emerson said the first wealth is health.

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