I found so much information about it that I’ve decided to wait until I get the MRI results before I begin to worry. It could be something and it could be nothing. I’m leaning more towards the ‘it could be nothing’ trend of thought.
However, since I mentioned that I would research it, here are a few links to things that I found on the internet.
Brain Calcification Can be Caused By:
- Too much calcium and vitamin D in elderly patients
- Prolonged alcohol use/abuse over a period of 20 or 30 years or so. Long time alcohol use also leads to smaller brain volume
- Too much tofu?
What happens to a middle aged social drinker who eats healthy, enjoys soy several times a week, juices green leafy vegetables (which are high in calcium) and takes Vitamin D capsules? Can you spell C-E-M-E-N-T-H-E-A-D?
Bottom line, there are so many reasons why calcification of the brain may occur. This is not something for which I can do a quick Google search and find the answer. I will leave the initial diagnosis to the more experienced individuals such as the MRI tech and the doctor. Once they can point me in the right direction, I’ll take it from there. To immerse myself knee deep in research now will only exhaust the non calcified portions of my brain.
UPDATE 2/24/13: I can’t help but think the calcium deposits had something to do with insufficient magnesium. Without magnesium, the body cannot absorb all of the calcium. I’ve since increased my magnesium intake.