Kidney calcification treatments include open surgery, removal of the stones through an incision, or shock wave treatment, according to Healthline. These treatments help to break down the calcium build-up in the kidneys.
The recommended treatment for kidney calcification depends on the cause of the calcification and whether any complications have occurred, says Healthline. If the calcification is minor, it is not considered an urgent case unless the valves have started to restrict. Surgery to open up the valves would be necessary in this case.
Calcification occurs when the body tissues have extra calcium build-up, which can then harden over time, notes Healthline. This can occur in any of the body tissues and affect the normal body processes, including the kidneys. Calcium is transported through the bloodstream, so calcification can occur in many different areas of the body. Aside from the kidneys, these calcium deposits are most common in the breasts and arteries of the heart, and in the brain, which is called cranial calcification.
There are many things that can lead to calcification of the kidneys, according to Healthline. The most common contributing factors to this process are age or trauma. Other causes include autoimmune disorders, osteoporosis or infection of the kidneys.