Osteoarthritis and iron

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Avatar n tn 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.
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Avatar f tn The only other medical issues I have are Raynauds and osteoarthritis. The Raynauds has gotten worse in my hands and feet, but the coldness I've been feeling is now in my entire body....it just feels different from the Raynauds, which I've had since my 20's. I simply cannot keep warm. I also have noticed some swelling/hard area on my left side of my thyroid, as well as at the midline, about the size of a nickel, when I touch that area of my neck.
Avatar m tn Vitamin E is a great vitamin to introduce to the diet as it has been proven to effectively combat a variety of ailments.
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 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.
4173379 tn?1355360151 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.
369861 tn?1306279286 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?
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn I would be sure my vitamin and mineral levels are checked, especially the Vit D and B12, Iron and 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,iron supplement,acid reflux, osteoarthritis, 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 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.
691983 tn?1266808432 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.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar f tn 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.
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 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
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 f tn Ferritin is the iron storage hormone and if that's low, it means you don't have enough iron. Iron and vitamin B-12 are both necessary for the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body, which provides energy. Iron is also necessary for the conversion of the Free T4 thyroid hormone to the usable Free T3 thyroid hormone. I'm assuming you've never had a Free T3 test done, is that correct?
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 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!
Avatar f tn 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.
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 and 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.
Avatar f tn I have had it and I know. So you should get a CBC and Iron and Iron % saturation done and 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 f tn 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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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
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.