Osteoarthritis and its progression

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Avatar n tn In contrast, HCV or HBV viral load and HCV genotype do not appear to have much effect on fibrosis progression (although genotype 3 is associated with a higher risk of steatosis). Advanced Fibrosis and Cirrhosis Early in the course of fibrosis, a person usually will experience few or no symptoms.
3060903 tn?1398568723 The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis Many osteoarthritis blogs can provide support and helpful tips for managing what is often a chronic condition. READ NOW Emotional stress High levels of stress lead to physical symptoms, even in healthy individuals. In people with OA, stress can exacerbate joint pain, which in turn amplifies stress. This may lead to difficulty sleeping, which can further increase a person's sensitivity to pain.
Avatar n tn Many members report that this frequently requires that FT3 is adjusted into the upper part of its range and FT4 is adjusted to at least midpoint of its range. Based on my own experience, and other members, I'm convinced that with proper treatment the effects of Hashi's can be minimized and patients can feel good again. The most important thing in successful treatment of Hashi's is to have a good thyroid doctor that will treat your symptoms as I've outlined above.
352007 tn?1372861481 For years I blamed my falls on clumsyness, my brain fog on Fibromyalgia and my aches and pains on osteoarthritis. I was never in limbo land so I have no idea what that's like. I still have days where I don't believe I have MS... My disability is due to short term memory loss. My husband says he's never seen so many sticky notes :). It's what works for me... As far as progression I'm on a slow steady decline but slow enough so I don't really notice, I just adapt.
5417328 tn?1367647532 X ray- You have degenerative osteoarthritis between your C4 and C7 levels and bone spurs from C4-C7 and rating this I am also unsure of. If it is pressing on a nerve it is very severe due to nerve damage it can cause. They can be dissolved however. MRI-L4/5 L5/S1 you also have degenerative osteoarthritis causing narrowing between the vertebra.
Avatar m tn The difference between compensated and decompensated is the when decompensated the liver is no longer able to perform all of its function and so complications manifest themselves. The classic signs of ESLD are; ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, varices, jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin). The Child-Pugh score is usually used to measure the 3 degrees of cirrhosis.
Avatar f tn And my worst worry is if Sinemet is really the best option. I know of its medium-long-term effects, and I would like to delay its use... But, at the same time, I do not want to prevent my mother to have good quality of life (I do actually think that PD was limiting her life a lot). So I would like to ask you about the options Azilect/Sinemet. To your knowledge, or in your experience, does it make sense to start Sinemet in an old person, even if her symptoms are not very severe?
Avatar f tn Now got severe osteoarthritis in both hips, feet and hands and registered disabled. Many flares and bouts of severe rectal bleeding requiring inpatient care on IV prednisolone and nutrition. Dx breast cancer Jan 2003, 2 cm tumour stage and grade 2, 3/18 lymph nodes affected. WLE and total axillary clearance. FEC x 6 chemo and 45 gys rx. Colonoscopy in Florida 1996 showed pan crohn's colitis with crypt abscesses and ulcers.
408795 tn?1324939275 In summary, I think that the issue of chronic neck and shoulder pain, and its connection to HCV, should continue to be discussed, by those affected, on the forum, and should receive attention in the research and medical community if only for them to acknowledge that indeed these are common extrahepatic manifestations of HCV.
Avatar n tn and they knew i was breastfeeding and i even asked if it was safe and they said yes its totally safe to take while breastfeeding.
Avatar n tn its only been recently iv experianced joint pains, which i expected becuase iv always had dodgy joints, but its to a point when i lay in bed and breath out, its fairly painful, i just started some cod liver oil and about to drink alot more water, hopefuly it goes away if not il let me doc know...
Avatar f tn Been tested for Lupus, and RA its not that. I have had Meningitis in 05 and Mono in 08 and my joints swell every day to the point I can barely walk by the end of the day, and my pain in off terrible. I already take Lodine and Lyrica. I have blood pressure issues, but its under control now. I have Migraines, and have medication for that. I have depth perception problems, and am hard of hearing.
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 I am curious to hear the stories of those of your who may have first had a diagnoses of FM and then how MS presented itself in addition to FM. I was diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia 12 years ago and despite the onset of a whole list of new symptoms (numbness, weakness, buzzing, pins & needles, face pain, muscle cramps, twitches, slurred speech, memory problems, dropping things . . . ) , I recently received a "re-diagnosis" of FM.
544292 tn?1268886268 So I dug up some more info that I wanna share ... in case you are dying of curiousity. Or need more info like I do. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http***mb.rxlist.com/rxboard/ultram.pl?noframes;read=3179 not just for breakfast anymore Posted By: mkny Date: Friday, 21 October 2005, at 3:53 a.m.
Avatar m tn go to GP asap as it will get worse.. i left it for 2 years as now its in both and much louder - DR is baffled and sending me to ENT to get scanned.. for my Ibuprofen worked, I would take a few about 45 mins before bed but that only lasted 3 or 4 nights then it stopped working - i then got sleeping tablets to help me sleep, wierdly they also stopped the noise... I took em and noise went away while i could feel sleepy in bed off the tablets the noise went?? and still gone next day.??
Avatar n tn A deformity in joint or its shape along with pain is usually due to rheumatoid arthritis. Other possibilities are osteoarthritis and gout. You will need X-rays of the joints and blood tests for confirmed diagnosis. Regular medicines and physiotherapy will help relieve pain and slow progression of the deformity. Please consult an orthopedic specialist or a rheumatologist. Take care!
Avatar n tn I am concerned about the scoliosis because after doing some reading, I looked at myself in a full length mirror and the right hand hangs to my side about 2 inches lower than the left. Its pretty freaky looking and I probably won't look again for quite some time. I am afraid of what else I might see if I look too close. 5. I have been reading about minimally invasive surgery to remove bone spurs. There is a doctor in Chicago who is at the forefront of these procedures.
429949 tn?1224695179 -) At the risk of becoming unpopular here, I am going to state my opinion that going into the neuro's without a diagnosis and without severe symtoms and without a history of abnormal tests results but WITH a long and extremetely detailed timeline is not necessarily a good idea. if you DO have a diagnosis and see your neuro periodically to discuss progression, than I bet the timeline is a huge help, as surely you don't call the neuro everytime a symptom returns or changes slightly.
Avatar n tn These injuries damage the menisci and the articular cartilage, eventually leading to osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis. The primary goals in treatment of ACL rupture are restoration of function in the short term and prevention of long-term pathologic changes in the knee Conservative treatment consisting of exercises and stretching is recommended.Surgery can be considered if your physician suggests. Refer: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic3.
931217 tn?1283484935 Neutering involves removing the source of the hormones that control reproduction and that determine the typical physical and behavioral characteristics that distinguish males and females. In dogs and cats, this is usually done by surgically removing the testicles in males (castration) and the ovaries in females (spaying). In the United States, the uterus is typically removed along with the ovaries in females, and virtually all dogs and cats are spayed or castrated.
211940 tn?1267884866 Ifeel pain in my left arm, its towards the outside!!!I feel pain in raising my arm and eve feel pain when I touch it!!! My lef palm also pains!!!
Avatar n tn to not look pretty or approachable. You women are in your 50s and 60s and its hard enough to deal with the body changes THEN whey they are supposed to happen! Why should a twenty something have to go though this? :( There has got to be some way to stall it while I work on getting my insomnia fixed. Do you ladies have any advice?? Does this sound like perimenopause? My periods have gotten less and less days, lighter and lighter... barely existant now.
Avatar n tn the doctors all have no answers and just say im not sure try this try that. its ******** the heating pads and stuff only help for awhile no long term relief.dad and i used to go snow mobiling and ride the rocket bike we sold everything. he wont be able to use them. we would have never done the surgery had we known. a word to anyone looking into this surgery stay away, my dad would have ended up loosing the use of his arms and legs and they also told us he would never breath on his own again.
Avatar f tn arthritis OR osteoarthritis in bilateral shoulders, bilateral elbows, bilateral wrists, bilateral hips, bilateral knees, bilateral ankles, bilateral 1st MTP joints. Also mild to moderate arthritis in cervical and lumbar spine. I swim and/or walk daily. I use Restasis for confirmed keratoconjunctivitis sicca. RBC count is 3.98. GFR has dropped from 93% to 67% in the last few months. Rheumatologist I saw was not interested....she doesn't treat fibromyalgia??
1550149 tn?1340004330 Known to be a natural heavy metal chelator, cilantro has been shown to bind to heavy metals like mercury and lead. It is also known for its potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antioxidant properties. Tumeric Possesses potent anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties. Provides natural pain relief to people with arthritic conditions, and may prevent and slow the progression of MS and Alzheimer's disease.
1069857 tn?1255305028 If this is OA, then there is a supplement that you can take that often relieves the pain of OA and can slow its progression. It has been studied in true scientific fashion and does work for most people to some extent.
Avatar n tn I have the same problem with my right thumb, but mine DOES get "stuck" during the day. Once I can straighten it, its still vERY tender and the pain resonantes down my thumb to the base, into the hand itself (the fatty part of hand by thumb). The pain is so bad that I cannot open a bottle or jar, or pull my jeans up, and any use at all is almost impossible. The upper joint gets stuck, but the joint by my palm is sore to touch & its constantly swollen.
Avatar n tn Some months later, I went to step up on a curb and I experienced the same tearing pain in my right Achilles tendon when I bent my foot upward near its max extent. Just as with the knee, the pain subsided within a few minutes and a numbness was left behind. This lasted several months as well, then suddenly disappeared. Next, the same happened in my right knee again, although this time it was in my Lateral Collateral ligament area. This lasted for several months as well.
Avatar f tn A recent study explored the influence of variations in genes that encode the mu opioid receptor and its regulatory proteins on opioid response in a cancer patient population. There were no significant differences in the frequency of several variants of mu opioid receptor genes between patients responsive to morphine and those intolerant of morphine. There were, however, significant differences in frequency of two genetic variants (i.e.