Menopause: what happens to calcium D levels when you turn 50?
Naturally with age calcium levels start to decline. Yet, there are ways to preserve its consistence or to inject it in the body. Take a pen and paper, note them down.
A deficit of calcium has a very strong impact on your overall health. It tends to make you feel a little down, out of energy. There are a few things you can do to raise your levels so why don’t you try it and see how it goes? :)
Lack of vitamin D: the main reason for decreasing calcium levels during menopause
Lack of Vitamin D triggers a decline in the body’s absorption of calcium, principally in our bones with the resulting risk of bone fractures, while skin is also impacted. Calcium is a small ion and an indispensable messenger for skin cellular capacity, playing a role in correct signaling between skin cells to keep them functioning in harmony. This calcium imbalance in the skin’s superficial layer modifies skin pH levels which increase from 5 to 6 as women age.
With this change, skin can become more sensitive, and women are more likely to develop rashes and easily irritated skin. If you have an existing skin condition, such as eczema or rosacea, this could worsen.
Half of postmenopausal women take calcium supplements.
But vitamin D is also a must-take so: check your levels and get yourself some nice drops of vitamin D!
This pH increase due to age is another development within the skin’s superficial layer, which further disrupts skin barrier function, making it more fragile, more susceptible to allergies, to infections and less able to heal.