Do calcium supplements cause aortic stenosis?
According to the new study Oral calcium supplementation was associated with lower survival and a greater need for aortic valve replacement. Calcium supplements are given to the elderly and women to avoid conditions like osteoporosis. Studies suggest calcium supplements are linked to a heightened risk of death among those with aortic valve stenosis, a progressive and potentially fatal condition. Do calcium supplements cause aortic stenosis? I am 46 years old woman, Please suggest should I stop the consumption of calcium supplements?
@kenna Hello, Aortic stenosis occurs when the aortic valve, the main outflow valve of the heart, stiffens and narrows. This means it can no longer open fully, reducing or blocking blood flow from the heart into the main artery and the rest of the body. Supplemental calcium alone was also associated with a heightened risk of death from any cause (24%) and a near tripling in the risk of AVR. And the risks of death from any cause and from cardiovascular disease were also higher among those taking calcium supplements who didn't have their aortic valve replaced. More research is needed. Thanks.