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Doctor insights on: What Causes Calcium Build Up In The Body

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If D3 is to help body absorbs calcium, why they say taking large values of D3 supplements can cause calcium build up I n the artery.?

If D3 is to help body absorbs calcium, why they say taking large values of D3 supplements can cause calcium build up I n the artery.?

CA+ HAS MANY FORMS: Calcium your body absorbs from diet is not the same as that found in plaque. While organic calcium is necessary for many cellular processes, inorganic calcium is a hardening agent that is deposited from end stage disease or stress. While it is true that excess calcium may be deposited in kidneys or joints, calcium in plaque is usually a response to free radical damage to arteries needing repair. ...Read more

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What causes calcium build-up in teeth?

What causes calcium build-up in teeth?

Calculus: Is the term for a harder (than plaque) deposit that many people get on their teeth. This should be scraped off in periodic dental cleanings. The cause is the continual accumulation of minerals from saliva on plaque on the teeth. Its rough surface provides an ideal medium for further plaque formation, threatening the health of the gingiva (gums). ...Read more

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What causes calcium build up in the eye - causing yellowish spots? Can anything be done about it?

What causes calcium build up in the eye - causing yellowish spots? Can anything be done about it?

Band keratopathy: Calcium deposition in the eye occurs primarily in the cornea leading to a condition called band kerstopathy. Usually a result of chronic inflammation, repeated injury, chronic glaucoma, complicated surgical repairs as in retinal reattachment surgery using silicone oil. Fewer cases involve abnormalities of calcium-phosphorous metabolic disorders, multiple myeloma, & other. Treat: tears ; chelation. ...Read more

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What is calcium build up in the brain? What causes it?

What is calcium build up in the brain? What causes it?

Calcium in brain: Can be normal part of aging, or can result from injury, infections, calcium metabolism defects such as Osteoporosis, Genetic or Autoimmune system disorders that affect skeletal system & connective tissues. ...Read more

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How/why would calcium build up in kidney's of a 5 yr. Old? Why trace blood every spot urine? What kind of causes can it be from? Anything real serious?

How/why would calcium build up in kidney's of a 5 yr. Old? Why trace blood every spot urine? What kind of causes can it be from? Anything real serious?

Calcium: You child may have hypercalciurea which maybe due to foods she is eating such as soy products and vegetables rich in calcium. There may be other conditions to rule out such as renal tubular acidosis or hyperparathyroidism, both rare conditions. ...Read more

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Will a CT of chest....Show calcium build up in an artery? I heard of a full body CT showing that in someone, their heart. Would a CT of chest show it?

Will a CT of chest....Show calcium build up in an artery? I heard of a full body CT showing that in someone, their heart. Would a CT of chest show it?

Yes: Ct of the chest is not tailored to quantitate calcium score of the coronary arteries, but the amount of calcium seen can suggest the degree of disease. This finding usually leads to cta or heart cath if severe. ...Read more

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Ct scan, 7 kidney stones& calcium build up in right kidney. What causes build up? Could calcium be reason 4 unexplained purple bruises, thigh itchness?

Ct scan, 7 kidney stones& calcium build up in right kidney. What causes build up? Could calcium be reason 4 unexplained purple bruises, thigh itchness?

Kidney stones: Most often renal (kidney) stones are the result of dehydration. However, some people are more prone to form stones than others. I would recommend seeing a urologist who can do a complete metabolic workup of your stones, urine and bloodwork. With that info- you and your doctor will have a better idea of why you form stones and how to prevent them in the future. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes calcium to build up on the lungs?

Please tell me what causes calcium to build up on the lungs?

Calcium: Can build up in occupational disease that develop from inhaling dust of silica. Its a condition called Silicosis. Other conditions can be seen on the slide. ...Read more

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What causes calcium oxalate crystals out of your body?

What causes calcium oxalate crystals out of your body?

Depends: Many people make innumerable tiny crystals that continually pass out in the urine. If they stick together, the conglomerate becomes a kidney or ureteral stone. If it isn't too large (generally up to 5mm), it may pass with urine. If it does not, or if it is large, a procedure may be necessary. Stone formers are best served by preventing more stones by hydration +/- medication. ...Read more

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Calcium build up on ovary caused by ovarian cyst. Should this calcium be removed?

Calcium build up on ovary caused by ovarian cyst. Should this calcium be removed?

Not necessarily: A surgical cyst removal will depend on a lot of medical conditions. You can discuss this with your physician to make the best decision. ...Read more

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Can antacids cause a build up of calcium in inner ear and cause bppv or vertigo or dizziness?

Calcium deposit: No, there are no reported cases of high calcium leading to deposits on the inner ear, and vertigo. Bppv is also not caused by high calcium levels. ...Read more

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2 ys ago, I had extreme pain in l hand, X-ray showed calcium build-up, acc to physician. A year later X-ray showed it was gone. What could cause it?

2 ys ago, I had extreme pain in l hand, X-ray showed calcium build-up, acc to physician. A year later X-ray showed it was gone. What could cause it?

Calcific tendinitis: Calcific tendonitis can occur in any tendon in the body, but is common seen along the wrist main flexor and extensor tendons as well as the rotator cuff muscles.

We are not sure what causes it, but when the initial inflammation and pain resolves many times the calcium will be resorbed over months to years.

Treatment is splinting/nsaids/steroid injections and rarely surgery. ...Read more

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How can I prevent body pain caused by lack of calcium?

How can I prevent body pain caused by lack of calcium?

Treat the deficiency: It would seem that if the pain is being caused by calcium deficiency, replacement therapy should help in relieving your symptoms. ...Read more

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My hole body cracks when I move is this caused by a lack of calcium? Could this also have to do with back injuries?

My hole body cracks when I move is this caused by a lack of calcium? Could this also have to do with back injuries?

More likely injuries: Lack of calcium does not causes "cracking, " but why does anyone in 2012 have a diet poor in calcium, when nutritional supplements containing calcium are available? More likely from previous back injury, but if you are not in pain, do not worry! ...Read more

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Could lack of calcium in our body causes pain near our shoulder, arm, neck, legs etc.?

Could lack of calcium in our body causes pain near our shoulder, arm, neck, legs etc.?

Probably not: Llow calcium, or hypocalcemia, can produce tingling (pins/needles), usually in the face/lips, hands and feet. It can also cause tetany (delayed but persisting spasm) especially of facial muscles but does not cause widespread muscle or joint pain.
More importantly, it can cause cardiac arrhythmia (which can kill you). ...Read more

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45 y/o w unexplained severe anemia, high calcium, body pain, history gluten intolerance, poss diabetes. Should she test for myeloma? Other possible causes?

45 y/o w unexplained severe anemia, high calcium, body pain, history gluten intolerance, poss diabetes. Should she test for myeloma? Other possible causes?

Yes: Myeloma is one of many possible causes for anemia but GI issues also need to be eliminated. The high calcium can also be associated with myeloma but again there are several other possible causes. ...Read more

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Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.

Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.

Unlikely: What type of spinal cord injury might you be referring to if you are saying there is no trauma in the history? In addition, for twitching throughout the entire body to be related to spinal cord damage that would imply that virtually the entire spinal cord itself would have to have been affected and that is highly improbable. Bottom line-spinal cord injury not responsible for body twitching. ...Read more