Kidney Artery Calcification Causes Kidney Disease - Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Kidney Artery Calcification Causes Kidney Disease

August 19, 2016

If you don’t have enough magnesium in your body to help keep calcium dissolved, you can develop many symptoms, including muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, neuralgia, calcified arteries, dental cavities, and calcium deposits (including breast tissue calcification). Some researchers equate aging with calcification. A recent study found that elderly women who take calcium supplements and had a history of stroke or white matter lesions (WMLs) may face an increased risk for dementia. And remember, elderly means anyone over 65!

Another scenario plays out in the kidneys and bladder. If there is too much calcium in the kidneys and not enough magnesium to dissolve it, you can develop kidney stones. Calcium deposited throughout the bladder can make it rigid, lower its capacity, and lead to frequent urination and leaking. A 2015 study confirms magnesium’s role in dissolving calcium crystals in artery calcification. This study focused on aortic valve calcification at a time when there has been a huge increase in heart valve problems.

Kidney artery calcification is common in chronic kidney disease but it’s been neglected because it can’t be treated with stents or artery bypass as is done in coronary artery and carotid artery calcification. Drug therapy is all that’s left, but drugs are not used to treat kidney disease, drugs are given to prevent the diseases that are commonly associated with kidney disease: antihypertensives, blood thinners, and statins. Ignored is the fact that magnesium can dissolve calcification and potentially cure the problem, whereas statins and blood pressure drugs just make the calcification worse because they drain magnesium from the body.

To add insult to injury, anyone with any level of kidney disease is told to avoid magnesium! That’s because patients with NO kidney function, who are on dialysis, can build up high levels of magnesium if they are given IV magnesium. Those cases led to detrimental advice that you should avoid magnesium if you have ANY level of kidney disease.

A ReMag customer who is on home dialysis says that her magnesium level plummets after each and every dialysis treatment because the treatment drains magnesium. If she doesn’t take her ReMag she develops heart palpitations and leg cramps like most patients who are on dialysis. Yet, doctors don’t make the connection and just keep giving medications for what they say are complications of kidney disease. They are so convinced that kidney disease causes heart disease, they put patients on “preventive” heart meds and statin drugs when they should be giving magnesium!

Instead of expensive and disruptive IV chelation therapies, you can be in charge of dissolving your own calcification. A customer wrote the following, “My wife had open heart surgery 2½ years ago, due mostly to hypertension and obstruction of the coronary arteries. After being on ReMag and ReMyte for several months, her blood pressure dropped from 180/95 to 110/60. Also, her ejection fraction improved to 60%, and the last ultrasound of her carotid artery showed a 30% to 40% lessening of calcified occlusions.”

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

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