Calcium deposit health risk and Cause, how to remove and natural therapy

Calcium deposits usually form in places where there is constant inflammation, weakness, or stress. They also occur in blood vessels leading to atherosclerosis. Calcium deposits in the soft tissues are common in scleroderma. We will add additional research data as more herbal medicine and natural treatment information is published on alternative ways to treat this condition.

Do calcium supplements increase the risk for calcium deposits, health risk
Older women who take calcium supplements to fight osteoporosis may have an increased risk of heart attack. Could this heart effect outweigh any benefits on bone from calcium supplements? A study involved 1,471 healthy post-menopausal women, average age 74. Of them, 732 were given a daily calcium supplement and 739 were given a placebo for a period of five years. Heart attacks were more common in the women taking the calcium supplements, with 31 women who took supplements experiencing a heart attack compared to 21 women who got a placebo, the researchers said. Because calcium supplements raise blood calcium levels, this possibly accelerates the formation of calcium deposits in the arteries that could lead to heart attack.
   Many women are told by their doctors to take 1,400 mg or more of calcium a day. In addition to this certain supplements contain additional amounts of calcium that women may not be aware of. It may be time for doctors to rethink the benefits versus risks of very high calcium intake. Perhaps keeping the dosage to 1,000 mg or less would reduce the risk for calcium deposits to occur in blood vessels.

Cause of calcium deposit
Young adults who smoke, are overweight, and have higher-than-optimal blood pressure, LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood sugar levels are more likely to develop calcium deposits in their heart arteries compared to healthier individuals. Coronary calcium deposits are a strong predictor of heart disease. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study began in 1985 by measuring heart disease risk factors in more than 5,100 black and white adults, ages 18 to 30, in Birmingham, Ala., Chicago, Minneapolis, and Oakland, Calif. The participants were then followed for 15 years. U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, news release, April 16, 2007.

Calcinois calcium deposit
Calcinosis universalis: a rare diagnosis.
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2005. Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Santa Casa São Paulo, Faculty of Medical Sciences, São Paulo, Brazil.
Calcinosis universalis is characterized by the deposit of calcium salts in skin, subcutaneous tissue, tendons and muscles. Most cases become apparent during the first decade of life. Clinical aspects may vary from arthralgia to movement limitation, with calcification of soft tissues. Differential diagnosis should exclude fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive, progressive osseous heterodysplasia, myositis ossificans and dermatopolymyositis. There is no specific treatment, but the use of calcium chelates (EDTA), biphosphonates (disodium etidronate) and steroids are mentioned.

Would AHCC supplement be helpful for calcium deposits? What about acai berry extract?
     We don't know since we have not seen clinical trials using these dietary pills.