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How does medial calcific sclerosis affect the body?

Medial calcific sclerosis causes calcium deposits to build up inside the walls of the arteries. Usually, the arteries near the heart are not affected. The build-up commonly occurs in the arteries of the legs. As the build-up increases, the arteries become more rigid.

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