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What Causes Calcium Buildup In Arteries
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atherosclerosis: Narrowing or 'hardening of the arteries' seems like the body's way of planned obsolescence--or complete wearing out. Over time our arteries become more narrow and certain conditions speed up the process: smoking, diabetes (and overweight/metabolic syndrome), hi blood pressure, and hi cholesterol. Exercise can slow down the process. Plaque build up in arteries leads to heart attack and strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Residual urine: This may occur if the urine is not completely emptied after micturation. This is called residual urine--it never leaves. The most common reasons are obstruction--an enlarged prostate, urethral stricture, or low bladder voiding pressures due to neurological or other diseases. Diabetes, for example can lead to poor bladder emptying. There may also have been prior infections or surgery. ...Read more
Calcium deposit: The saturation point is reached. go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for more details. ...Read more
Yes and no: Plaque build up within arteries can be "soft" meaning that it is recent in orgin. This is the most unstable form of plaque in arteries and most likely to rupture and cause a problem. Plaque that has been present for a longer period of time becomes calcified and is more stable. There are often no symptoms associated with soft plaque. Calcified plaque in coronaries can lead to chest pain. ...Read more
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
What is the main culprit in causing plaque build up in arteries when it comes to food content - saturated fat or cholesterol?
Yes: Heart is a very metabolically active organ and needs several nutrients to function well like coq10, l-carnitine, magnesium, ribose etc and lack of these will cause the vessels to have greater stiffness. Also indiscriminate of calcium supplements is causing abnormal calcifications of the whole body and arteries. ...Read more
Several possibilitie: While it can be intake of calcium milk vitamins minerals I really excessive amounts that is not likely. The body regulates calcium so...if dietary is hi, it just doesn't get in. Mainly it is elevated when a regulatory system is messed up. Too much parathyroid hormone elevates calcium Having bones breaking down can also do that ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello: Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) refers to disease of the arteries leading to thickening of the artery wall and erosions of the inner lining of the arteries. Arteries are hoses that carry blood (source of fuel and oxygen) from the heart to various organs (brain, kidney, arm leg, liver). Disease leads to obstruction and reduced blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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