Are you experiencing fatigue, tingling in the extremities, muscle cramps or loss of appetite? You could test positive for calcium deficiency. This deficiency generally passes under the radar, especially since calcium is easily available from food sources. Consult with a doctor if you’re worried.
How to get tested for calcium deficiency: Consider taking a blood calcium test. For extreme deficiencies, consider a DEXA Bone scan too.
Anaemia (And it’s not just iron-related):
Sometimes, the thyroid gland doesn’t secrete hormones in the right quantity. This could leave one feeling weak and tired all the time. Other symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid gland include fatigue, muscle pain, weight gain, vision problems, changes in body temperature or changes in appetite.
How to get tested for thyroid diseases: Ask your doctor about getting a TSH, a Free T3 and Free T4 blood test.
Most importantly, it’s good to stay informed, but don’t self-diagnose or self-medicate. Make sure you always consult a qualified doctor first.