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Doctor insights on: Calcium Deposits In The Thyroid

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What are calcium deposits in the urine?

What are calcium deposits in the urine?

Sometimes the level: of calcium in the urine or blood is so high that it precipitates and forms deposits in the kidney called nephrocalcinosis. The is related to, but not the same as kidney stones. It can be caused by several genetic syndromes, hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D toxicity, certain meds, TB, renal tubular acidosis, etc. It is usually managed by treated the underlying condition. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What is the medical name of calcium deposits in muscle tissue?

What is the medical name of calcium deposits in muscle tissue?

Calcium deposits.: They can be called calcium deposits, calcification so, calcification myosotis, metastatic calcification, or even in extreme cases calciphylaxis. ...Read more

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My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration.Is calcium deposit harmful.

My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration.Is calcium deposit harmful.

What's the context?: Was the calcium deposition in liver vasculature, in a cyst, a tumor, in granulomas? Was it generalized or localized (e.g. At a site of trauma, surgery, biopsy)? Was the sonogram performed for symptoms or follow-up of underlying liver or systemic disease? Lots to consider before rendering an educated guess. ...Read more

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What causes blood calcium to be deposited in bones as calcium salts?

What causes blood calcium to be deposited in bones as calcium salts?

Calcium deposit: The saturation point is reached. go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for more details. ...Read more

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In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?

In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this  decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?

Depends on the cause: Depends on cause. Surgery for hyperthyroidism is either graves or hot nodule. Removing hot nodule will normalize thyroid levels. Surgery for graves is a total thyroidectomy and will require thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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What is the role of parathyroid hormone in osteoporosis?

What is the role of parathyroid hormone in osteoporosis?

Bone formation: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulates serum calcium and phosphate, and stimulates bone formation. Forteo is a synthetic PTH which is used to treat osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How is calcitonin found in the thyroid gland?

How is calcitonin found in the thyroid gland?

Adjacent: Parafollicular cells manufacture calcitonin. They are adjacent to follicular cells and not actually part of the thyroid gland. Parathyroid glands are also located on the thyroid gland but aren't part of the thyroid. Parathyroid hormone and calcitonin help regulate calcium balance in the body. ...Read more

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What are calcium deposits on the lungs?

What are calcium deposits on the lungs?

Old infection?: This can happen after an infection. Most commonly, histoplasmosis, which can be asymptomatic. The calcifications occur after infection is gone. Old tuberculosis can have calcifications as well. The lining of the lung (pleura) can also have calcifications (plaques) from asbestos exposure. ...Read more

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Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.

Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.

Blood sugar: Forget the calcium. If you have high blood sugar levels you need to stop drinking the chocolate milk. If you don't have diabetes relax and enjoy. Please go online and look up the many articles about food stuffs. My preferred item on the web is "NuVal" - you will learn a lot. ...Read more

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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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Which test shows exact calcium levels in the b bones?

Which test shows exact calcium levels in the b bones?

DXA: Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (dxa) is a machine that measures bone mineral density (bmd). Two x-ray beams with different energy levels are aimed at the patient's bones, extemely low radiation dose study. Soft tissues are subtracted from bone. The testing measures the bone density or mineral content of the bones of the spine, pelvis, lower arm, and thigh. Bmd reflects calcium content. ...Read more

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In atherosclerosis, is the calcium and cholesterol contained inside or is it attached to arterial cells?

In atherosclerosis, is the calcium and cholesterol contained inside or is it attached to arterial cells?

Both: Cholesterol first accumulates within cells in the arterial wall, then they die off leaving a cholesterol-rich mess. Most atherosclerotic plaques contain little calcium and many contain none; anyone who tells you otherwise is mistaken or lying. The calcium is outside the cells. ...Read more

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What are the functions of calcium and potassium in the human body?

What are the functions of calcium and potassium in the human body?

CA and K: Too many to describe here. Too much will kill and too little will kill. Go to wikipedia for good discussion of each. ...Read more

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Excess iron is stored in the liver and where is the bone marrow stored in?

Excess iron is stored in the liver and where is the bone marrow stored in?

Macrophages: The fixed macrophages of the marrow hold abundant iron in most overload syndromes. ...Read more

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Calcium deposits in the brain be life threatening?

Calcium deposits in the brain be life threatening?

Brain sand: All adults have some calcium deposits in the brain. The most common locations are the pineal gland and the choroid plexus. Calcium deposits in the brain matter on both sides and symmetrical (basal ganglia) are fine but if there is a focal area on just one side, it should be further evaluated with an MRI. Common causes of asymmetric calcium deposits include old infections and even some tumors. ...Read more

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High levels of calcium in my blood and my parathyroid hormone is -3. Is this symptoms of cancer.?

Many causes: There are many causes of high serum calcium. In your case it is not due to hyperactivity of parathyroid gland but it is not feasible to say why your calcium is high without additional information. See this site for more info on this subject. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypercalcemia/ds00976/dsection=causes. ...Read more