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Is Joint Pain Caused By Low Ferritin Levels
Iron 208, Fe sat 68%, uibc 96, but ferritin 46. Hg 14-15, HC 44.6 Hx of severe joint pain from iron, but no pain now, what could be going on?
Fe intake: Your Iron profile does not suggest you need Iron. The Iron saturation is high. Please check fasting transferrin saturation. You may be reacting to Iron but with these numbers, you do not need Iron supplementation ...Read more
Ferritin is protein complex that binds iron and controls iron levels inside all of our cells. Low levels in the serum is a useful marker of iron deficiency. Macrophages are cells that contain large amounts of ferritin, and this that helps them scavenge RBC at sites of old hemorrhage. High serum ferritin levels occurs from macrophage activation and is a ...Read more
17yr girl athletic, ferritin<10, not anaemic, oral iron for 18mths, memory loss, no coeliac , light periods, extreme tiredness, joint pain. Any ideas?
Go to see your MD: You have iron deficiency- despites taking the oral iron. How do you take it? If you only take once a day- then increase to 3x/day. Take it on empty stomach and drink it with orange juice or vitamin c to increase absorption. How is your diet? Increase intake of food that rich in iron like spinach, beets, liver etc. See-www.Ironrichfood.Org. If oral iron doesn't not help- then IV iron is needed. ...Read more
I have a ferriten level of22 is that low?My thyroid is fine.Other symptoms are swelling of tounge (for months)vertical lines in nails , loosing hairs , occasional muscle and joint pain and numbness in feet at times.My doc just retired and my new doc seem
Hypoxia hurts all!: Low oxygen levels (hypoxia) not only affect the lungs, heart & brain but have a severe impact on the joints. Hypoperfusion (a lack of nutrients) to the joints may cause severe pain. Any one who has attempted to mountain climb to fast can appreciate the severe aches incurred w/ the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes. You are not going crazy if your joints hurt more as your oxygen levels drop! ...Read more
It doesn't: It is not a clinical issue and does not cause muscle or joint pain. ...Read more
I have a cortisol level of 0.8. Can that cause weight gain, extreme fatigue, joint pain. Low bp, heart palpitations? What should I do?
Complicated: Normal 8 am cortisol is 8-23 micrograms per deciliter. Since you don't use units, it's not clear if you're normal or not. Moreover, even if it's low as I think you're hinting, your Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may have suppressed it. A cortrosyn stimulation test is needed. Finally, low cortisol could cause fatigue and low BP, but not the other symptoms. Clearly, you need to stay under your doctor's care! ...Read more
Yes,The human body :
Contains about 3.5 to 4.5 g of iron. Two thirds of this is present in blood and the rest is stored in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and muscles.
Symptoms of iron deficiency include anemia, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, breathlessness, inability to concentrate, giddiness, disturbed sleep, severe menstrual pain and bleeding, cracks in the corners of the mouth, , mouth ulcers and hair loss. ...Read more
Unlikely, but can!: This low a dose almost never causes liver issues. An SGPT level of 48 is barely elevated. Could be, but unlikely to be ibuprophen. That being stated, repeat in four weeks! you may have had a mild hepatotrophic virus! if still elevated, stop ibuprophen and retest! there are many other nsaids for arthritis! ...Read more
Might be Gluten: Gluten sensitivity can cause many health issues because it turns on the immune system that may also manifest with autoimmune damages. Many patients will have an inability to make intrinsic factor in the stomach so B12 is not absorbed. Lipase is often reduced so fat soluble vitamins like d are not absorbed. Lastly, because of auto-antibodies, joint pain may also occur. I recommend gene testing. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the type of deficiency (IgG subtype or total) and the level. You should see an immunologist or a rheumatologist with specific training in this area for evaluation ...Read more
Several: This is difficult to answer because so many conditions may cause similar symptoms, including viruses. I would suggest a consultation with a rheumatologist if the problem persists. ...Read more
50yr lady hypertensive since 8yrs now developed joint pain, uric acid level 7.3, what is the cause of inc uric acid n treatment ?
Yes: Very low-calorie diets are often deficient in necessary fat and protein, causing muscle loss which can lead to joint pain, particularly in postural muscles. Cold hands and feet can be seen in many disorders, including vascular conditions, thyroid disease, but also in anorexia and malnutrition. Proper weight loss should aim for no more than 1-2 pounds per week, otherwise there is risk of regain. ...Read more
Does an extremely low fat diet cause major joint pain especially in the back and cold fingers and toes?
Just dx w/lupus doc put me on steroids which I quit due to the hip pain it cause me some chest pain at times bp 155/105 joint pain low fever at times
What can cause low vitamin d , high sed rate positve ANA daily headaches fatigue joint pain slight vision chance and loss of balance?
Make diagnosis: Those are a lot of things and they may or may not all be connected. Certainly with an elevated sed rate and a positiveana test are concerning for an autoimmune condition, such as lupus, would be a concern. I would encourage you to continue work up with a rheumatologist and ultimately the single or multiple diagnosis made will aid in treatment and prognosis discussions. Thank you. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Yes: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both inflammatory bowel diseases and both can be associated with joint pains, though it's more common with crohn's disease than with ulcerative colitis. Usually the joint pains get worse when the digestive problems flare up. Here's a link to some more info on this: http://ibdcrohns.About.Com/cs/relatedconditions/a/arthritisibd.Htm. ...Read more
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