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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Calcification Of The Heart

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Does Fosamax (alendronate) contribute to calcification of heart arteries?

Does Fosamax (alendronate) contribute to calcification of heart arteries?

Fosamax (alendronate) & hearts: Fosamax does not contribute to calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. Fosamax works only on bone metabolism to inhibit the breakdown of bone when exercise, vitamin d and calcium intake are inadquate. ...Read more

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Is D3 supplementation safe? Saw there is conflicting evidence that it can cause issues such as calcification of heart valves? Better to just use sun?

Vitamin D: Nope. You have this wrong or are reading untruths. You will have a healthier life if you normalize and keep your vitamin d normal. The sun is not necessarily the answer. To get the sun to stimulate vitamin d, the sun has to be at a certain angle high in the sky. Sun and vitamin d, now known, is about physics as much as about exposure. Take your daily vitamin d. ...Read more

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I read some article online a while back saying that supplementing with vitamin D3 could cause calcification of heart valves/ arteries? Is it safe?

I read some article online a while back saying that supplementing with vitamin D3 could cause calcification of heart valves/ arteries? Is it safe?

Very safe but...: Vitamin d3 is very safe ; of tremendous benefit for preventing many illnesses. It helps our bodies to absorb calcium. I advise everyone to take d in the fall ; winter months. But it's also wise to take vitamin k (or eat foods rich in vit k) as that helps assure the calcium goes into our bones ; doesnnot wind up in our arteries or heart valves. See http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit.Ly/18qtb7y. ...Read more

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Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

No and yes: One of the most important drugs used for a long time was digitalis and digoxin. They are derived from the foxglove plant. A number of cancer drugs are derived from plants too. ...Read more

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What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in calcification and decreased opening. Common in older populations. Severe cases may require surgery to replace the aortic valve. ...Read more

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I have mild calcific thoracic aorta, is there something to do with heart disease. ?

I have mild calcific thoracic aorta, is there something to do with heart disease. ?

Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclerosis; however, atherosclerosis is often found upon further investigation. Other risk factors that should be addressed include smoking cessation and blood pressure control. Your primary physician can manage these and discuss further testing. ...Read more

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What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?

What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?

Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without coronary bypass. The outcomes are quite good, particularly in the hands of trained surgeons that focus primarily on heart surgery, i.e. Cardiac surgeons. http://goo.gl/kawno. ...Read more

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My CT results, calcification of the heart. How does me throwing up fresh blood with hunks of tissue? have to do with this. What do u think?

My CT results, calcification of the heart. How does me throwing up fresh blood with hunks of tissue? have to do with this. What do u think?

Incidental: When you do a CT scan for 1 indication, you discover things that have nothing to do with the original reason for doing the test. This happens literally everyday because CT scans provide SO MUCH information. Calcification in the coronary arteries is a common finding on CTs done in middle aged adults. It doesn't mean you necessarily have blockage but you have the milieu to develop it so be warned. ...Read more

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6 months pregnancy . 4d report it was found that foetus is having calcification in heart and left side of heart is small. Also cysts is found in neck.?

6 months pregnancy . 4d report it was found that foetus is having calcification in heart and left side of heart is small. Also cysts is found in neck.?

Ultrasound: These findings are suspicious for fetal chromasomal syndromes. I would recommend evaluation by a maternal fetal medicine physician who can discuss further testing to confirm or rule out a problem. ...Read more

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How to help if you have calcification in your heart?

How to help if you have calcification in your heart?

Calcium: Calcification is simply a sign of arteriosclerosis - nothing more. If you smoke, stop. If you're obese, lose weight. Follow a vegetarian or mediterranean diet. Be sure your BP is controlled. Exercise regularly. If your 10 year risk is >7.5%, begin a statin. (there are online calculators to help determine your 10 year risk). ...Read more