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Could there be acid build up in knees?

Could there be acid build up in knees?

Goutmonosodium urate: There are different types of acid. The most common we associate knee pain and arthritis is gouty arthritis. Gout is related to a build up of uric acid in the body with increased uric acid storage and the deposition in the joints of sodium urate crystals ( crystal related to uric acid). Uric acid crystals can be seen in the urine, but in the joint it is monosodium urate crystals. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for pain in foot heel? Could there be calcium built up in there?

What could be the reason for pain in foot heel? Could there be calcium built up in there?

Heel Pain: The two most common reasons for heel pain are plantar fasciitis and a bone spur. Your podiatrist can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What causes calcium build up in the eye - causing yellowish spots? Can anything be done about it?

What causes calcium build up in the eye - causing yellowish spots?  Can anything be done about it?

Band keratopathy: Calcium deposition in the eye occurs primarily in the cornea leading to a condition called band kerstopathy. Usually a result of chronic inflammation, repeated injury, chronic glaucoma, complicated surgical repairs as in retinal reattachment surgery using silicone oil. Fewer cases involve abnormalities of calcium-phosphorous metabolic disorders, multiple myeloma, & other. Treat: tears ; chelation. ...Read more

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What causes a build up of acid in your system or to be too "acidic"?

What causes a build up of acid in your system or to be too "acidic"?

Acidosis: Acidosis can occur when the body produces too much acid (such as Lactic Acid or during diabetic ketoacidosis), when the kidneys are too sick to excrete the acids normally produced during metabolism, or when the lungs are too sick to breathe off carbon dioxide. The doctors who diagnose and treat this condition are typically nephrologists (kidney specialists). ...Read more

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Could Parkinson's symptoms be due to too much aluminum build up in the body?

Could Parkinson's symptoms be due to too much aluminum build up in the body?

Not at all: There is no evidence that presence of high aluminum levels in the body cause either Parkinson's disease or for that matter, Alzheimer's disease. Of course, you can find all kinds of opinions online, but that does not constitute rigorous medical evidence. If you suspect Parkinson's, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Have built up running 12km on concrete in 6 mos but have gradual increasing pain in lower inner calf, what could be causing this?

Have built up running 12km on concrete in 6 mos but have gradual increasing pain in lower inner calf, what could be causing this?

Shin Splints: This is most likely what is known as shin splints, which is on the inner side of the shin bone where the calf muscles attach. Could also be a stress fracture, calf strain, or exertional compartment syndrome. If it doesn't get better with ice, stretching, and some cross training (stay off the concrete and swim or bike some), might want to see a specialist. Replace running shoes if over 6 months old. ...Read more

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Fluid build up in inner ear, lymph node swelling and severe back pain. Antibiotics not working - what could be potential causes ?

Fluid build up in inner ear, lymph node swelling and severe back pain. Antibiotics not working - what could be potential causes ?

Several conditions: It sounds like your eustachian tubes are not venting your ears until higher pressure has built up. Lymph node swelling suggests inflammation and many different conditions can cause them to swell. Infection is only one of them. Some such as mastoiditis can be very hard to clear even with the right antibiotic. I suggest you see an Otorhinolaryngologist (ENT) to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What can be causing fluid to build up around my knee joints causing severe pain and swelling?

What can be causing fluid to build up around my knee joints causing severe pain and swelling?

R/O ARTHRITIS: You need to be evaluated for ARTHRITIS BURSITIS.. You need a full exam and lab workup including TFTS /vitD/RA/ANA/URIC ACID Lyme titers. Bilateral knee X-ray and MRI if symptoms persist. You should also go gluten free wholeApproach. Com. And start vitamin supplements. Glucosamine/krill oil/ubiquinol/resveretral. Also PT eval for ROM exercises. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux give you chest pain that also is in your back? No other signs of symptoms. It is accompanied by good coming back up.

Can acid reflux give you chest pain that also is in your back? No other signs of symptoms.  It is accompanied by good coming back up.

Esophagus: GERD causes heartburn and sour eructations but spasm of the esophagus is what causes upper midback discomfort as well as pain in the front of the chest. Prilosec type medications relieve the acid reflux symptoms, but an esophageal spasm may be helped by drinking a glass of water. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to advise you about these symptoms. ...Read more

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I also experience fluid build up in my legs and feet when i stand for a period of timewhat could cause this. Are there any natural remedies for this?

I also experience fluid build up in my legs and feet when i stand for a period of timewhat could cause this. Are there any natural remedies for this?

Edema: We can't cross reference a past question you submitted. Perhaps it addressed why you have edema. If the cause of the edema is known that should be addressed directly. ...Read more

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Is there anything in an endoscopy or colonoscopy that would be the cause of my chronic joint pain in knees and backs?

Is there anything in an endoscopy or colonoscopy that would be the cause of my chronic joint pain in knees and backs?

No: Many things in life happen together but are unrelated. A primary care doctor can evaluate the chronic joint pains (and can refer to specialists as needed) to see if the symptoms are autoimmune (rheumatologic), due to physical activities or the lack of physical activity (orthopedic), related to a recent viral infection, etc... ...Read more

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He seems to be having ear pain, pressure build up and shooting pains in the ear canal. What could this be and is there any over-the-counter drugs 4 it?

He seems to be having ear pain, pressure build up and shooting pains in the ear canal. What could this be and is there any over-the-counter drugs 4 it?

Otitis media: Sounds like an ear infection. I would recommend seeing a doctor for antibiotics that will specifically target the most common bacteria that cause otitis media. I can't be sure without a physical exam, but if this continues, have a physician take a peak into his ear to see if there is an infection behind the eardrum. If it gets worse, fever does not break, etc, get to doc sooner. ...Read more

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Glucosamine and calcium both are needed to get relief from pain in joints and are both beneficial for build up of Greece in the joints to fill up the ?

Glucosamine and calcium both are needed to get relief from pain in joints and are both beneficial for build up of Greece in the joints to fill up the ?

Calcium: Calcium deficiency is very common in all ages it takes years to show its effect later in life especially female daily requirement is 1000 mg , any food you eat dose not provide more than half , daily 600 mg of ca plus VD should be taken all life , Glucosamine help joints cartilage to stay healthy but still ca is the most important , ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a calcium build up on the lungs lead to cancer?

Would it be possible that a calcium build up on the lungs lead to cancer?

Granuloma?: I am guessing that you want to know whether a calcified granuloma in the lung is a cancer risk. These are very common -- here in kansas city most of us have them from histoplasmosis -- and despite what other folks may tell you, I do not believe they are a cancer risk. ...Read more

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Can numbness and very sore muscles be perminant/get worse? End up in wheelchair? Anything be done to relieve pain?

Can numbness and very sore muscles be perminant/get worse?  End up in wheelchair?  Anything be done to relieve pain?

It depends: upon the cause. You need a clinical evaluation to determine the etiology of your symptoms. Follow up with your doc. There is no way to predict the course of your symptoms without knowing the cause. ...Read more

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When a gouty tophi has opened up and the uric acid bulid up starts leaking out will this lower the uric acid level in the body? And how do you treat?

No: A leaking tophus will not effect serum uric acid levels. There are meds available that are very good at dissolving tophi. A leaking one can also be surgically removed. One develops tophi because the serum uric acid is not controlled. ...Read more

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Inhalers not helping & fluid beginning to build up in lungs after eating causing me to gasp and cough. Could asthma be a misdiagnosis?

Inhalers not helping & fluid beginning to build up in lungs after eating causing me to gasp and cough. Could asthma be a misdiagnosis?

See a doctor: Whatever the cause of your symptoms, they are not controlled. See a doctor ASAP for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more