Calcinosis

Below you will find more information about Calcinosis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Calcinosis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Calcinosis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Calcinosis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Calcinosis is a medical condition whereby there is a formation of calcium phosphates deposits in any soft tissue of the body.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis includes undergoing tests like the Ultrafast computed tomography scan to take multiple view of the heart and to measure the amount of calcium that may build up in the heart and arteries.

Treatment

Treatment includes administration of drugs and hormones and undergoing an oral low dose of anti coagulant therapy used to reverse the effect of calcification. Colchicine and surgical excision of the large mass caused by the build up may also be used to treat the condition.

Symptoms and Signs

The medical condition is manifested pain in the affected area and organ inasmuch as the calcium deposit causes problems and alteration on how the blood vessels and organ works. Though it may manifest symptoms that includes reduced pulp cavities, lump near the hip, mass near joint, elbow lump, shoulder lump and bulbous tooth roots. short tooth roots

Causes

It is said to be caused by buildup of calcium phosphates in the tissue of the body. It is also linked to Rheumatic problems.

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