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3060903 tn?1398568723 However, the condition is usually more severe, and most people will experience some symptoms throughout their lives. There is also a link between RA and an increased risk of depression and anxiety, which can worsen the symptoms of a flare. It is vital that anyone who is feeling depressed or worried about developing depression speaks to a doctor. Causes of an RA flare man with insomnia lying in bed Poor sleep is a typical trigger of an RA flare.
Avatar f tn Your mother should be evaluated for osteoarthritis; common risk factors are age over 50, and female gender. Your mother should discuss physical or occupational therapy with her doctor. It might also be helpful for you mother to start an exercise program, to improve function of the knee. She should talk with her doctor prior to starting any new exercise program.
931217 tn?1283484935 Groups studied in one location may be very different from pets in other areas, in terms of age, breed, and other risk factors, and conclusions about the study group may not apply to pets in general. For example, a study of a small group of dogs of a single breed which has a high rate of a certain type of cancer might show neutered dogs more likely than intact dogs to have that cancer. But this might have nothing to do with the risks for a different breed which rarely gets that type of cancer.
469720 tn?1388149949 Are you counting those that aren't at risk as well so you can determine a percentage? From your list I would say I am not. The only item that is a slight risk for me is the hypertension, maybe. I'm fine at home but jump up to the 140's at the doctor. But now I'm on Diltiazem for chest pains and arrhythmias. That helps with the BP too. I don't see age factored in there, say menopausal women. Is estrogen not that important to heart disease?
Avatar f tn Treatments should always be chosen based on your symptoms, your disease state (for instance, the degree of stenosis in your spine), your age, comorbidities, and other factors. Decisions for treatments that involve high risk should be made by measuring risk against benefit. Doctors do this -- in their heads without consulting with their patient's desires all too often these days.
Avatar n tn Osteoarthrosis causes pain, and is not common for someone your age to have osteoarthrosis to the point of producing severe pain. Certainly there are risk factors to develop this early, such as family history, obesity, history of activity that may have affected the spine. Regarding pain caused by problems in the bones, ligaments and/or muscles, they are usually worse with certain positions, heavy work, lifting, obesity, and inadequate posture.
Avatar n tn vitamin and more media exposure is coming out on the health problems linked to a vitamin D deficiency. More doctors are now also testing for it. At your age, doctors should routinely test for a vitamin D deficiency as your skin is now converting less vitamin D from sunlight. For the past 80 years it was believed that vitamin D3 was only important to the body for regulating calcium and protecting the bones.
Avatar n tn This is more likely in people older than 50 with diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or other factors that increase risk of stroke. In patients older than the age of 55, a type of inflammation of one artery in the head called the temporal artery, a condition called temporal arteritis needs to be ruled out. I suggest you have continued follow-up with your regular internist/family physician/primary care doctor. Share your concerns with him/her and describe your symptoms.
1550149 tn?1340004330 Kaly, many researchers are looking at the genetic factors and other risk factors that predispose to “autoimmunity,” the phenomenon of the immune system attacking “self.” Many families like yours have a tendency for this. People like you, who have family members with autoimmune disorders like R.A., type I diabetes, celiac disease or autoimmune thyroid disease, may want to join these studies so we can find out what genes are turned on to increase the risk for R.A., for instance. Q.
Avatar f tn It is known that a Western diet is associated with dementia – the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease are almost identical to those for cardiovascular disease.1 In contrast, higher vegetable and fruit intake is associated with decreased risk of cognitive decline and dementia.2,3 Vitamins are essential for thousands of chemical reactions in the body, and certain vitamins and other phytochemicals have been singled out for their critically important functions in the brain.
Avatar n tn The main data we have is for LDL and modification of LDL correlating with better outcomes. Assuming absolutely no other risk factors, your LDL would still place you within NCEP ATP III guidelines for medical management. Your physician may have other reasons to recommend therapy, however. I would discuss your concerns with him/her.
Avatar n tn Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. As we age we are at higher risk for developing Osteoporosis. At 74 she is not "old" in years by medical standards however as we age we can be more prone to pain from multiple sources. Does she has Arthritis (R.A. or Osteoarthritis) as it can be extremely painful. I think you may obtain some helpful response in our Neurology Forum: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn All surgical procedures carry inherent risk. However, what is the risk of further nerve damage by carrying out this procedure? Age factors and the congenital spinal stenosis suggest that future herniations in the cervical region are possible. In addition, the micro diskectomy suggests the potential for premature arthritic conditions at the C6/C7 joint. Given a positive surgical outcome and these factors, what is the possibility of rupture in the remaining cervical discs?
Avatar n tn Depending upon your age and risk factors, diagnostic considerations include osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis, and ankylosing spondylitis, among others. Seeing a rheumatologist may be worthwhile, a s neurological consultation may also help. Good luck!
Avatar n tn This will help lower your overall number but will not impact your LDL which is you main issue. You really need to get that under 130 with no other risk factors.
Avatar n tn and what do you attribute your gout to now? Genetics? Age? Curious. After Tx I awoke with Olcrannon Bursas on both elbows. One resolved and the other had to be removed surgically. Orthopedist said it could have been triggered by Interferon. New Hepatologist a fellow for UT MD Anderson Hosp said that as of now 3% of Post Tx patients go on to never clear Sxs. And that many genetic flaws can be triggered by Tx during and after Tx and may never resolve.
1684282 tn?1505701570 During roughly the same period, the number of unintentional lethal overdoses involving prescription opioids increased more than 350%, from approximately 4,000 in 1999 to more than 14,000 in 2007. Risk of overdose or death increases with higher doses of opioids, especially in patients who concurrently use other respiratory depressants such as benzodiazepines.
717272 tn?1277594380 I had a bone scan that had shocking results in October, verging on osteoporosis. At 57 and only a few years past menopause I did not have enough risk factors to justify it and connected it to treatment (finished 9 mos. ago). I figured it was caused by a year of chronic diarrhea from Boceprevir and interferon stopping what estrogen production I still had after menopause.
2033947 tn?1329441252 I also have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis in my feet. My question is , what kind if specialist or course of action should I be seeking. I am on Lyrica and that helps my inflammtion(to a degree) and antiinflammatries dont help at all. I am in great shape, I workout 5-6 days a week, walk daily and am not over weight. I have noticed since I started teaching Zumba classes, the pain has been worse. Any advice is appreciated. When I spoke to my doc he said he had another medbtonput me on.
2126606 tn?1346348724 It’s become a trend in this country for medical professionals to write prescriptions for hydrocodone drugs too quickly, which is creating an epidemic of these drugs being overprescribed to patients who often times don’t need them. This puts patients at risk for developing serious, and even fatal, health issues. Last year at the WAISMANN METHOD®and Domus Retreat, we treated about the same number of patients for addictions to Norco as we did for Heroin, OxyContin or methadone.
1840891 tn?1431551393 I'm very fortunate, and grateful, that my liver has stayed well-compensated all this time, but I realize that for at least the next 7 years or so, I will continue to have an increased risk of HCC and could still decompensate as well. I would like to do everything possible to speed up the recovery process and the "remodeling" of liver architecture that my hepatologist said should eventually occur. To this end, I'm looking over the recommendations for supplements.
Avatar f tn It is beyond me, how conventional medicine, has managed to keep a lid on such amazing and groundbreaking work, considering the great significance of our hormonal system, which controls every aspect of our health. Viral load and unresolved stress factors significantly increase your risk to pathogenic bacterial, parasitic or fungal infections, by lowering your immunity.
Avatar n tn The likelihood of carotid disease would be related to factors such as age, history of smoking and other risk factors. I would suggest having your pcp evaluate you.
Avatar m tn You might also, if you have not gotten it lately, request a lipid panel to see that's normal, as high numbers can increase risk for stroke. And if any pituitary endocrine hormones are tested and come back abnormal, to detect a pituitary tumor, which can be a source of headaches, it takes a specially dedicated pituitary MRI, which you would want to be "dynamic" in method, 3 Tesla MRI machine (best imaging) if possible, and with and without contrast.
182884 tn?1259316506 Not to be used if you are at risk for cardiovascular disease, and since I have risk factors for Cardiovascular problems including High blood pressure, high cholesteral , and just had what may have been a Heart attack in April of this year, it is a dangerous med for me to consider. Thanks for the info though.
Avatar m tn (But I'm not aware that a hiatal hernia is associated with lymphoma.) What's your age? It is certainly possible that all your symptoms are from an immune reaction, but this should be checked. Lymphoma nodes are painful only rarely. Keep in mind that there are different types of lymphoma, and the type is generally only discovered when a node is surgically excised and analyzed - and that depends if there is sufficient reason to do an excisional biopsy.
Avatar n tn She did try a cortisone injection and states that the pain was worse, if anything. At her age, I think knee replacement is out of the question. I wonder if there are some "older" folks out there who have had good results with synvisc? From all of the comments posted here, it seems a toss-up. There are as many happy results as there are disappointments.
Avatar n tn As a matter of fact, it makes more sense to try and do it while your health is good and your chances at svr at higher due to age and health. What makes no sense to me, is too chose to continue being infectious, but that is a road some take and if they are comfortable with it, it is their choice. People choose to get rid of benign tumors and non life threatening illnesses all the time. With invasive procedures and potentially toxic medications.