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Joint Pain And Statins
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Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more
Is red rice yeast safe for someone who can't take statins due to joint pain? All the research says u.S only allows a trace of ingredient in them.
Depends: Ryr is a statin - it is not regulated by the fda. Statins do not cause joint pain or arthritis. They do cause muscle pain. The side effect is dose related. Smaller doses are often tolerated even in people who haven't tolerated a variety of statins at standard doses. Ryr may also cause muscle pain, depending on the amount you take and the concentration of statin in your batch. ...Read more
If I have had serious muscle and joint pain in my thighs and knees from taking different statin drugs, is there any statin drug that I can safely take?
I have been on Simvastatin for many years, started having leg pain, (worst in knee) x 12+ months. Can statin cause/ worsen joint pain/ osteoarthritis?
I would not think-: -so, as the side effect is usually muscle cramp or weakness, & the onset is soon after starting the med. ...Read more
Is it common to develop joint pains in the ankles, knees, and elbows after taking statins for 2 years or more?
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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
Many things: Really need more specifics to give any better answer. ...Read more
Too general: Sorry, this is way too general a question...Even with specifics including your age, medical history, family history, work history, and additional answers the possible causes are many, many things...Please see your doctor to discuss your concerns! This would be like ordering pants for someone and not knowing the gender, age or size! ...Read more
So broad a?: Joint pain has many causes. Whole specialists r studying 4 causes. There r so many, with ur? There needs to more detailed information. What joint, fever, swelling, injury? Even with more specific information u need 2 c a rheumatologist, even then it requires a lot of testing ; touching 2 come up with a dx. ...Read more
Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis
where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many
cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more
fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain
and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone
injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read more
Several: We don't have enough space to go into all the possibilities but if this is a current condition it should be evaluated by your physicain. This is not normal and in most cases will have a diagnosis which can be treated. ...Read more
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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
Not usually.: Leukemia is a blood cancer that develops in the bone marrow, the part of the bone away from the ends where the joints are. If there is pain, it usually is from the bones diffusely, and not the joints. Also, the large bones are the ones that hurt (breast bone, ribs, thigh bones) and usually don't affect the bones of the hands and feet, where arthritis is more common. ...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
Chikungunya: Joint pains in Chikungunya can be severe. There is no specific therapy, however. Usually, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications are used. These should be taken with food, and for limited amount of time, and only if you are otherwise healthy and on no meds that may interact. ...Read more