Diabetic Foot Arterial Calcification

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Calcification is a process in which calcium builds up in body tissue, causing the tissue to harden. This can be a normal or abnormal process.


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Ninety-nine percent (99%) of calcium entering the body is deposited in bones and teeth. The remaining calcium dissolves in the blood.

When a disorder affects the balance between calcium and certain chemicals in the body, calcium can be deposited in other parts of the body such as arteries, kidneys, lungs, and brain. Calcium deposits in...

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