Some female athletes could develop low calcium levels for the same reason that menopausal women do: low levels of the hormone estrogen in their bodies. Female athletes have been linked to a trio of problems (called the "female athlete triad") that could cause low calcium levels. This trio includes changes in diet patterns, not having a period, and osteoporosis. Because of this possibility, very physically active women may need to supplement with calcium and should to see their doctor for any of these problems. Low calcium levels might lead to inflammation of gum tissue and further oral health problems.
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Can female athletes have low calcium levels?
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