While it is true that Calcium and Vitamin D are a must for osteoporosis and we also need the biophosphonates to help stick the Calcium to the bones and to reduce the Calcium loss from the bones, has anyone encountered a case where a person with excess Calcium intake has had calcification of the aorta--meaning excess build-up of calcified plaque in the aorta the main vessel that is connected to the heart?
One of my friends who was a doctor had told me how excess calcium led her mother to develop this condition which was difficult, if not impossible, to treat. Her mother was on Calicum supplements plus biophosphonates. Was this an isolated case?
Has any research been done on the deposit of Calcium on other vessels and organs of the body other than the bones? What about the blood vessels inside the brain? Can Calcium deposit there?
For example what effects would the biophosphonates have on Calcium that enters the heart? How can we be sure that any medicine that we take for any one part of the body has no deleterious effects on other parts? I believe this is what they call side effects.
It would be invaluable if others could share similar experiences here.
Edited August 14, 2009 at 6:53 am