Osteoarthritis and iron

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Avatar_n_tn To evaluate your iron have your doctor do serum <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span>, TIBC, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ferritin tests. If these levels are high don't ignore them. High levels of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> 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.
4173379_tn?1355360151 Ingested, injected, inhaled <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> decompartmentalized <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> contributes not only to disease, but also to aging <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> mortality. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span>. He was Irish <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it is very prevelant in Irish <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
369861_tn?1306279286 This all started with my potassium being low <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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?
Avatar_n_tn I have had no blood tests for RA <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have no swelling. Can all of this be caused by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> or are my symptoms indicative of RA?
Avatar_f_tn I would be sure my vitamin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> mineral levels are checked, especially the Vit D <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> B12, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Calcium levels. If indeed they are low a one week supplement will not bring your levels up significantly. It should also be determined why any levels are low. An OB/GYN may have some answers as this seems to be pregnancy or postpartum related.
Avatar_n_tn She is 86 years old and takes quite a few medications, fluid, blood pressure, heart,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> supplement,acid reflux, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span>, cholesterol,vitamins.
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_f_tn I had some tiredness in the last six months or so but as I said I put that down to blood loss <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> extremely low <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span>. I was diagnosed with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> 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.
691983_tn?1266808432 lower back, spinal stenosis, pre glaucoma, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> overload <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a few others. i'm only 43 yr old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn Hi! Yes, high ferritin levels can cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> deposits in the joints <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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!
Avatar_f_tn The thing about iron deficiency anemia is as I understand it, it takes awhile for your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> stores to build up, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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...
Avatar_f_tn I also feel depressed all the time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have horrible muscle pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> body aches. I can be perfectly fine one day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn Until he knows for sure whether he is F3 or Cirrhosis, he should avoid red meat, limit sodium, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> not take any vitamins with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span>. He should eat more veggies <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
476246_tn?1418874514 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.
Avatar_m_tn You may want to take iron-free vitamins, you don't want excess iron to be stored in organs such as the liver <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> heart. To much <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> can cause chronic fatigue, abdominal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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!
Avatar_f_tn But as I understand it, the cause is not always known. I suffer with the same <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have done for years. I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>osteoarthritis</span> in most joints <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn My pa sent me to an endocrinologist and when he did labs it showed I was chronic anemia <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> to take 50 gr 3 times a day which I cannot do cause of constipation my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> sat% 9 ,ferritin 3.8, uibc 375.
Avatar_f_tn I have had it and I know. So you should get a CBC <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> % saturation done <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> transferrin. Did they check your urine sample? you said it was cloudy? Did it have any bacteria, white blood cells, casts anything abnormal? Have you had a blood chemistry done for BUN/ creatinine? This would check your kidney function and if you can get your liver enzymes checked as well. If these things are all normal then I might pursue the animal issues such as toxoplasmosis and so forth.
Avatar_n_tn For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
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Avatar_n_tn This pain would intensify which would cause me to wince in pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then release <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn As of the last set of blood tests, they were only slightly better than the previous time. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn The sooner hemochromotosis is diagnosed and treated, the fewer the complications that will arise in the presence of excess <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span>. Good luck to you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
1236893_tn?1408490528 This may be caused by two factors Red meats are rich in highly absorbable <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> increases inflammation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
211940_tn?1267884866 However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> noticed a hard soft tissue knot, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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).
Avatar_m_tn TSH is only a pituitary hormone, (Throid Stimulating Hormone) that stimulates the thyroid to produce and secrete more T4 into your system, you then convert this T4 to T3 and test is Free T3, this is the actual hormone your body needs to function. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> most thyroid sufferers feel best when the FT4 is about mid range, the TSH is supressed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the Free T3 is higher than the T4 and about 2/3rds up in its range.
Avatar_n_tn 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.
Avatar_f_tn inflammatory activity consistent with grade 2 of 4 and a focal nodular proliferation of bile ducts consistant with an incidental bile duct harmatoma. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> stain shows no evidence of hepatocellular <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>iron</span> 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...