Osteoarthritis and iron

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To evaluate your iron have your doctor do serum iron, TIBC, and ferritin tests. If these levels are high don't ignore them. High levels of iron can be a sign of hereditary hemochromatosis. An iron overloading disease. I do not feel that the medications you listed have any affect on iron values.
Ingested, injected, inhaled and decompartmentalized iron contributes not only to disease, but also to aging and mortality. Iron is dangerous by catalyzing free radical formation and by serving as an essential nutrient for microbial and neoplasmic cell invaders. Our body cells exhibit wide variation in sensitivity to iron toxicity. Efficacy of our iron withholding defense system is modulated by numerous environmental, behavioral and genetic factors.
My husband's dad had many symptoms and problems that we now know were due to him having a genetic disorder that made him store excess iron. He was Irish and it is very prevelant in Irish and other European backgrounds. But your saying your other symptoms including thyroid and the years of run around with drs makes me wonder about whether you have ever been tested for iron overload, called hemochromatosis.
This all started with my potassium being low and being hypoglycemic. The endo doctor took me off all diuretics so that i could take the renin and aldesterone tests. Does the potassium have anything to do with the thyroid and why did the endo take me off all diuretics to take the two tests. Doesn't he realise that my body would retaing the water and the result of edema? Just wondering?
I have had no blood tests for RA and I have no swelling. Can all of this be caused by Osteoarthritis or are my symptoms indicative of RA?
She is 86 years old and takes quite a few medications, fluid, blood pressure, heart,iron supplement,acid reflux, osteoarthritis, cholesterol,vitamins.
Sorry for the delay in my response. Chances are this will reveal itself eventually or just fade away and leave you wondering if it ever meant anything. There is a % of healthy folks that have a positive ANA. What was the level of your ANA? Many autoimmune diseases are difficult to dx. And sometimes take years for all the puzzle pieces to come together.
I had some tiredness in the last six months or so but as I said I put that down to blood loss and extremely low iron. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left knee last year adn bursitsis in my hips in January. I have been allergic to antibiotics specifically penecillins, most of my life. I developed an allergy to shellfish about 7 years ago. One of my siblings has lupus and my mother has hypothyroidism.
lower back, spinal stenosis, pre glaucoma, iron overload and a few others. i'm only 43 yr old and i am being told i am to young for these things to happen. i do wonder if there is a link between the msk and autoimmune disease since my kidneys don't work properly.
Hi! Yes, high ferritin levels can cause iron deposits in the joints and this can result in joint pains. Pain in shoulder joints can also be arthritis, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injury, referred pain due to acidity, pancreas problems etc. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
The thing about iron deficiency anemia is as I understand it, it takes awhile for your iron stores to build up, and then your body begins the task of replacing the red blood cells so it's not like within a week of taking iron you start to feel better. Best wishes. http://www.ehow.com/about_5616320_anemia-joint-pain.
Hello all!!! I'm going to start with a list of my diagnosed health problems and then move on to the more recent issues, just in case they may be related. I have: multiple herniated/bulging discs...
I also feel depressed all the time and I have horrible muscle pain and body aches. I can be perfectly fine one day and the next day I wake up and my whole body aches for weeks. It's so bad I feel like I've been run over by an 18 wheeler truck. It's so bad that I can barely move and I'm miserable. Then it will suddenly go away just as quickly and mysteriously as it came on. I also can't do anything physical now without getting severe muscle pain.
Until he knows for sure whether he is F3 or Cirrhosis, he should avoid red meat, limit sodium, and not take any vitamins with iron. He should eat more veggies and fruits, preferably organic, and try to make sure he is at a good BMI. Keep us posted and let us know what a hepatologist recommends.
so I'll stick to the 200 IU for myself, knowing that I also get an adequate amount from my diet. My multivitamin has NO IRON and NO VIT A.
You may want to take iron-free vitamins, you don't want excess iron to be stored in organs such as the liver and heart. To much Iron can cause chronic fatigue, abdominal and joint pain, hair loss, decreased libido or impotence, depression and skin that's look bronze in color. Iron overload can lead to disease of the liver, diabetes, heart attack, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and problems with adrenal functioning. Most men don't need to take an iron supplement unless you're iron deficient!
But as I understand it, the cause is not always known. I suffer with the same and have done for years. I have osteoarthritis in most joints and this causes pain and stiffness. I can feel every nerve end in my body twanging and also experience buzziness (tinnitis) in my ears. With movement, I feel dizzy and unsteady. But one has to move, otherwise the whole body stiffens up even more. The thing is to do gentle exercise when not in an acute phase of inflammation.
My pa sent me to an endocrinologist and when he did labs it showed I was chronic anemia and to take 50 gr 3 times a day which I cannot do cause of constipation my iron sat% 9 ,ferritin 3.8, uibc 375.
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This pain would intensify which would cause me to wince in pain and then release and then repeat all over again every 5-10 seconds for about a minute. This pain did not radiate anywhere but only within a specific point. Then this same stabbing sensation occurred half way up to the first knuckle of my right middle finger about 30 minutes later. Then immediately following this finger pain I felt pain in my right foot at the joint of my middle toe.
As of the last set of blood tests, they were only slightly better than the previous time. My iron and vitamin D levels have been extremely low, too. My vitamin D levels started out lower than what you reported. It was bad enough to scare my family practitioner, who I've seen for years. She said that means that it barely registered at all. It may be why I had a terrible virus syndrome that lasted an entire month about a year and a half ago, both she and the naturopath agree on this.
The sooner hemochromotosis is diagnosed and treated, the fewer the complications that will arise in the presence of excess iron. Good luck to you and let us know how you fare. I know another person who gets regular phlebotomies for this & he's faring quite well. He manages his diabetes well, too.
This may be caused by two factors Red meats are rich in highly absorbable iron and iron increases inflammation and free radicals Also, high-protein diets induce acidosis, which worsens bone loss and joint damage. Eat no more than six ounces of chicken, turkey, or pork twice a day. Do not take vitamin C with meals, as it will drastically increase iron absorption, even from vegetables. Normally, vegetables (even those high in iron) do not release their iron.
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
Hi all. New to this. I am a 44 year old woman who is physically fit (gym 5 days a week) and eats pretty well. Approx 5 weeks ago I developed veins showing on both hands. They have not gone away and infact they are bulging most times, and I can "feel them". They have increased and I can see some starting to climb up my forearm now. Before this, my veins barely ever showed.
inflammatory activity consistent with grade 2 of 4 and a focal nodular proliferation of bile ducts consistant with an incidental bile duct harmatoma. The iron stain shows no evidence of hepatocellular iron deposition . The hepatocytes show focal ballooning degeneration. The trichrome stain shows bridging fibrosis with changes consistent with cirrhosis stage 4 of 4. Final Pathologic Diagnosis Cirrhosis with mild inflammatory activity...
Another heavy metal culprit aside form mercury is iron and iron overload is very common. It is called hemochromatosis, and causes the same and many more symptoms and life-threatening complications as stated and described above. You need ferritin, transferrin saturation, TIBC and serum iron tests.
Homocysteine - Studies are also finding that hypothyroidism is associated with elevated levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that is increasingly becoming a major suspect in heart diseases. Iron deficiency anemia. Respiratory problems. Osteoarthritis. Diabetes Glaucoma. Some research has associated hypothyroidism with an increased risk for glaucoma. Headache. Hypothyroidism may also worsen headaches in people predisposed to them. Depression.
I have had my teeth checked including caps removed, I have had blood tests and the gp insists the results were ok. I do suffer from depression and have had a couple of panic attacks which seem exacerbated by acid reflux and u can imagine this does not help. I also have high cholesterol and on statins although that is a recent thing, and considered that it could be to much iron in the blood but I usually suffer from anaemia. I also have osteoarthritis which suggests it is not elevated calcium.
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