I got a sciatica and I am finding healing with a good Chiropractic Speciality Clinic in Abu Dhabi/UAE. Additionally, my son made a huge work in the internet for more important informations about calcium relative to our human body, and other issues. This work is so good that you also may enjoy it:
Calcification Of Soft Tissue Including Heart Valves (Homepage of Sandy Simmon’s Connective Tissue Disorder Site):
- Magnesium is a known treatment for a variety of types of calcification of soft tissues.
- Mg levels have been found to be greatly reduced in calcified mitral
- In a study of rats, Mg deficiency has been shown to cause aortic
- Vitamin K deficiency has also been linked to calcification of soft tissues.
- Also see my section on Calcium Deposits!
(I add: Calcification and Nanobacteria: Though a controversial idea, some researchers believe nanobacteria may be a cause of calcification within the body).
Diabetes: A 2005 landmark study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public found an inverse association between type 2 diabetes and magnesium intake. The major recommendation from this study was for people to consume more magnesium rich foods. For more on this topic see my sections on fibromyalgia and diabetes and diabetic frozen shoulder.
Considerations: Overuse of supplements that increase calcium absorption into the blood, such as vitamin D, can cause hypercalcemia, or high blood levels of calcium. Over time, hypercalcemia can lead to the formation of kidney stones and calcification of soft tissue in organs throughout the body. Read more.
Overview: The most common type of calcinosis (calcium deposits) is dystrophic calcification which occurs mainly due to any soft tissue damage. Metastatic calcification results from an excess of systemic calcium that can be caused by renal failure, excess or lack of other minerals, and a host of other etiologies. Tumoral calcinosis is rare and the cause is not entirely understood other than that they seem to be globular calcifications near joints. The only way to remove calcium deposits is with arthroscopic surgery, however the pain can be reduced without removal.
- Step 1: Consume the recommended dose of an over the counter anti-inflammatory medicine and apply ice packs to the area of the calcium deposit.
- Step 2: If pain continues and becomes more frequent go see a physical therapist to get an evaluation and a range-of-motion exercise program. Range-of-motion exercises prevent stiffening of the joints where the calcium deposits reside reducing pain.
- Step 3: If you are still having pain, see a doctor. The doctor will inject the calcium deposit with cortisone or a similar drug. This injection should relieve the pain within a couple hours. If the problem persists, the doctor will recommend arthroscopic surgery.
- Step 4: Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery where the doctor will perform the calcium deposit removal through an arthroscope by way of a small skin incision. In most cases once the deposit is removed, it does not return. Apply ice packs to the incision site after the surgery to reduce pain and swelling.
- Tips and Warnings: Take the proper steps to treating calcium deposits before they cause severe damage. Generally they are just painful, however a long term calcification in the shoulder joint can cause undue pressure on the rotator cuff tendon which can damage the tendon permanently. If in doubt of severity, see a physical therapist or doctor to get proper diagnosis and treatment. When using ice packs, always place some form of cloth between the ice and your skin. Allow the skin to take a break from the ice every 2 hours and check your skin every 15-20 minutes to prevent frostbite. Use anti-inflammatory medicine as directed on the bottle or by a doctor. Read more.
- The depositing of calcium within the tendon, can occur in any region of the body but most commonly occurs in the shoulder. The cause of calcific tendinitis is unclear, and treatment is not universally agreed upon. A calcium deposit is usually viewable on an X-ray, which can determine the definitive diagnosis. Calcific tendinitis can exist without any symptoms for long periods and is generally irritated by overuse.
- Anti-inflammatory Measures: Calcific tendinitis develops over time and often exists without symptoms. According to sports medicine specialist Dr. Eric Price, typically, patients begin to complain of pain in the shoulder after they perform a lot of activity with that specific shoulder. If the pain becomes severe, the patient may be instructed in anti-inflammatory measures. These may include immobilization of the affected area with a sling or splint, ice applied several times per day and over-the-counter medications. In more severe cases, the physician may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications or injections. None of these methods removes the calcium deposit, which may flare up again later.
- Physical Therapy: Physical therapists can utilize several modalities to decrease inflammationand, in some cases, dissolve the actual calcium deposit. According to the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, radial shock-wave therapy for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder is safe and effective, leading to a significant reduction in pain and improvement of shoulder function after four weeks, without adverse effects. Ultrasound therapy is often used by physical therapists to decrease inflammation and calcium deposits. A stretching program is another valuable component of physical therapy.
- Surgery: Occasionally, calcific tendinitis doesn’t respond to any conservative treatments and must be addressed surgically. Most surgery to remove calcium deposits can be performed microscopically, decreasing the recovery time dramatically. Dr. Eric Price says that once the calcium deposit is removed from the rotator cuff, pain from calcific tendinitis is expected toresolve. Recovery time varies on a case-by-case basis, depending primarily on how much resultant damage to surrounding tissues has occurred. The patient is generally required to rest the area for two weeks and can be re-evaluated for return to work and activities after that.
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- Phenylalanine (abbreviated as Phe or F) is an a-amino acid with the formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH2C6H5. This essential amino acid is classified as nonpolar because of the hydrophobic nature of the benzyl side chain. L-Phenylalanine (LPA) is an electrically neutral amino acid, one of the twenty common amino acids used to biochemically form proteins, coded for by DNA. The codons for L-phenylalanine are UUU and UUC. Phenylalanine is aprecursor for tyrosine, the monoamine signaling molecules dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine (adrenaline), and the skin pigment melanin.
- Phenylalanine is found naturally in the breast milk of mammals. It is used in the manufacture of food and drink products and sold as a nutritional supplement for its reputed analgesic and antidepressant effects. It is a direct precursor to the neuromodulator phenylethylamine, a commonly used dietary supplement.
- Individuals who cannot metabolize phenylalanine must monitor their intake of protein (. . . ), a non-food source of phenylalanine is the artificial sweetener aspartame.
TORTICOLLIS CAUSED BY INTERVERTEBRAL DISC CALCIFICATION …
Home Remedies for Dissolving Calcium Lumps, Types of Calcifications, by Bryan, June 15, 2010.
Calcium lumps or calcifications of tissue are a condition that can occur after an inflammation that has left behind some dead tissue. This is not a normal occurrence because the immune system is supposed to clear out all the dead tissue in the area and then the surrounding cells will multiply to make up for the loss; however, if this process of cell death called apoptosis does not occur, then the dead cells will fill up calcium and become a bone-like structure. Calcifications can happen anywhere in the body and are a major concern when cells have undergone necrosis. Necrosis is the name given to cell death that is not caused by way of the body’s normal day to day functions. This is usually the case in some insect bites and infections … full long text: http://www.diethealthclub.com/blog/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-dissolving-calcium-lumps.html
Thank you, my dear, for all these informations. Heidi.