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Natural treatments and home remedies for calcium deposits

When our kidneys are not able to eliminate the calcium or phosphate present in excess within the mainstream blood in the body, then this leads to calcinosis. This can lead to deposition of calcium on your face. The most contributing reason of calcinosis is over stimulated thyroid glands. Also there are some cases when the parathyroid glands which are controlling the metabolism of calcium can cause increased blood levels and lead to deposition under the skin. When we have increased intake of Vitamin D, then this can lead to increased chances of calcium deposits. Also there are some autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus which can lead to calcium deposits. Calcium deposits are the build – up of the mineral within the body. Calcium deposits usually appear around the joints of your body and they are a reason why you can experience inflammation and pain. Calcium deposits stay for quite some time and they become very hard over time. We should work on softening the skin in the area where the calcium deposits are. Injury or tumor on the face can lead to calcinosis. Also there are some rare cases in which acne are a reason for calcium deposition. One of the most common diseases of bone is the Paget disease and this disease can lead to calcium deposition on the skin. The treatment of this condition may involve surgical removal of the deposits, but you should try some of the mentioned natural treatments to dissolve this problem. Before you start treating this condition at your home, you need to talk with your doctor.

Home remedies to treat calcium deposits

Washing your face with warm water and apply an extra virgin olive oil: When you wake in the morning, you should wash your face with warm water and use a gentle facial cleanser. Then, you should pat dry your skin. You should take a small amount of olive oil onto your fingertips and then you should gently massage the area where the calcium deposits are. The extra virgin olive oil is a close match to the natural oils which are produced by your body. This is a reason why this oil is absorbed naturally and quickly into your skin. You should use small amounts of extra virgin olive oil because in this way you will be sure that your skin is absorbing this oil completely. When you are done with this massage, then you can apply the regular moisturizer on your skin. You should repeat this natural treatment every day in a period of at least one month before you get the desired results. Olive oil has potent healing properties. It can moisturize your skin around the eye area. Also it can help you to remove your make – up. This oil can help you to combat the formation of calcium deposits on your lids. Olive oil is rich in Vitamin C. This natural cure should be used every night to witness quick healing. [1,2]

Antibiotic cream: You can use antibiotic cream as your natural treatment for dissolving the calcium deposits. You should use this cream in moderation because in this way you will soften your skin. You should dab a small amount of the antibiotic cream on the calcium deposit and you should do this natural treatment every day. When your skin and calcium deposit have softened, then the white and hardened section may come out with a little squeeze. You should be sure that the area is clean. In this way you will avoid infections after you have removed the calcium deposit.

Sterilized needle: There are some people who will take a sterilized needle and they will poke the center of the white ball. This will help to soften the calcium deposit. This natural treatment is not recommended to do at your home because in this way you are increasing your risk of infection. If you trying to find a more aggressive approach to remove the calcium deposits, then you should talk with your dermatologist or physician.

Massage: You should massage the affected area. This natural treatment can help you to improve the blood flow to the area that has calcium deposits. Also this home remedy will help you to reduce any pain which you may be experiencing with this condition [3]. This natural treatment can be very helpful as we attempt to dissolve the calcium deposits.

Apple cider vinegar: You should measure out 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. You can find the apple cider vinegar very easily at nutritional supplement suppliers and at grocery stores. You should add 2 tablespoons of honey in the apple cider vinegar and you should stir these ingredients thoroughly. You should combine the apple cider vinegar and honey in 8 ounces of cold water and you should stir or shake thoroughly. You should drink the entire mixture. You should repeat taking this natural cure 2 to 3 more times over the course of the day. There are some doctors who are recommending this natural cure for resolving the problem with calcium deposits. You should not restrict your calcium intake to get rid of calcium deposits unless this is said by your doctor. When you have a low calcium diet, then this can put you at a risk for bone disorders such as osteoporosis.

Apply ice: You should apply ice on the site where the calcium has been deposited because this natural treatment can diminish the inflammation and also it can lessen the risk of deposits.

Water: You should drink eight to ten glasses of water every day because water can eliminate the excess calcium flow in the body. Also water is an effective home remedy for the proper functioning of the kidney. You should drink at least 3 liters of water every day.

Calcarea Phos: Calcarea Phos is a homeopathic drug which can help you to control the symptoms of the calcinosis [4]. You can consume this home remedy once per week. But before you start using this home remedy for this condition, you should talk with your physician.

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is also considered as effective natural treatment for calcium deposits, especially when the calcium deposits are interfering with the range of movement of the shoulder joint.

calcium depositsNatural home remedy treatments for calcium deposits

Vitamin D: You should restrict the consumption of Vitamin D. It is the best choice to take calcium in natural way [5]. You should talk with your doctor who has prescribed this supplement in your diet. You should not take more than 500 mg of calcium supplements but as we have mentioned previously, you need to talk with your doctor about this problem. Also if you need to take higher supplement dosage, then you should talk with your physician again. The best way to have this vitamin in your diet is to take calcium in natural way.

Hot fomentation: This is one of the most used natural treatments for treating the pain and swelling which are associated with the calcium deposits. Heat will help in the improvement of the blood circulation to the site which hastens healing. There are some rare cases in which calcium deposits are removed using surgery or arthroscopy techniques. But you need to talk with your doctor about the best natural treatment for your condition.

Aloe Vera extract: There are many dermatologists around the world who have named the calcium deposits under the eyelids as millia. They have said that Aloe Vera is one of the best natural cures for this condition. The gel of Aloe Vera can heal dry skin and other skin – related ailments [6]. If you have millia, then you can use Aloe Vera gel as an eye cream. You should massage your eyelids two times per day with a small amount of Aloe Vera gel and you should wash it off after a few hours for better results. This home remedy will clean the area near your eyes. Also it will heal calcium deposits and gradually it will lighten the skin on your eyelids.

How to prevent calcium deposits on your eyelids: You should include a lot of fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin C in your diet. You should increase the water intake because in this way you will flush out toxins and you will regulate your metabolism. You should wash your eyes immediately after post waking up and you should try doing this natural treatment so regularly during the day. You should regularly go on eye checkups. You should leave your eyes shut down with cotton swabs drenched in rose water. This will help you to cool the redness in your eyes and also it will help you to avoid the accumulation of calcium deposits. Many doctors are recommending homeopathy as a good remedy to eradicate and heal calcium deposits. They will help you to cure the sty problem completely and also they will help you to flush out the calcium deposits. This will help you to balance out the calcium percentage in your body to avoid the growth of cysts.


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Dr. Emil Sarsath (aka) Vijila, a licensed naturopathic doctor (BSMS) who always ensures his patients receive compassionate, and individualized care. He has extensive experience in primary care, digestive health, mental health, nervous system disorder and more.Area of Expertise – Naturopathic Medicine, Whole Foods-based Nutrition, Siddha, Panchakarma.She is always available through [email protected]


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