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Statins (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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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?

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?

Probably not: Most people with statin induced muscle pain will have it from all statins. There are other types of choelsterol lowering drugs that are not statins that can be tried including niacin. All drugs, however do have side effects so it can be difficult to find one you tolerate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about s I joint pain?

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

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Why do I have joint pain?

Why do I have joint pain?

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

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What could cause joint pain?

What could cause joint pain?

Many causes: Arthritis, injury, overuse, nerve damage, pinched nerve. Please be more specific and restate your question. There are to many possibilities to list. ...Read more

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Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Wgat does joint pain feel like?

Pain: Picture your knee with a shock absorber inside and a small amount of lubricating fluid. That is normal. Now picture the lubrication or shock absorber to be defective. The result is a general pain in the joint worse on weight bearing. Sometime swelling occurs. ...Read more

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What is the cause fro joint pain?

What is the cause fro joint pain?

See details: There are over one hundred typesof arthritis so there are that many causes. Joint pain in general is caused by inflammatiom and/or damage. ...Read more

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What are some causes of joint pain?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of joint pain to include: bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, fractures, gout, sprains, strains, & cancer as well as other infectious and inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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What is causing all this joint pain?

What is causing all this joint pain?

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

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What medicine are taken in joint pain?

Antiinflammatories: Most commonly, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen are taken for joint pain. Many of these are available over-the-counter. Always follow the instructions on the package. ...Read more

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What r the causes of sudden joint pain?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of joint pain?

What are the common causes of joint pain?

Arthritis, swelling: 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

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What are the causes of severe joint pain?

What are the causes of severe joint pain?

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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What could cause joint pain in adolescents?

What could cause joint pain in adolescents?

Many things: Adolescents could have many things, from a stress fracture, "growing pains, " juvenile arthritis, or even simple overuse. See your doctor - they should be able to steer you down the right path. ...Read more

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Can whisky cause joint pain?

Can whisky cause joint pain?

I don't believe: It's a side effect, but it causes other more serious problems when overdoing it. ...Read more

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Can citrimax cause joint pain?

Can citrimax cause joint pain?

No: Citrimax or hydroxycitric acid is a common ingredient in weight loss products. It does not cause joint pain. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

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

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Can low iron cause joint pain?

Can low iron cause joint pain?

No: Iron overload states (rare) can cause joint pain but iron deficiency does not. ...Read more

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Joint pain related to leukemia?

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

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Does tamoxifen cause joint pain?

Does tamoxifen cause joint pain?

No: This is not a typical side effect seen look for other reasons. ...Read more

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Does porphyria cause joint pain?

Does porphyria cause joint pain?

Not typically: There are small vessel obstruction so I would expect the pain to be areas and not joints. ...Read more

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Are joint pain and stress related?

Are joint pain and stress related?

Yes!: Stress worsens all pain and cause both emotional and physical pain! ...Read more

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Can high calcium create joint pain?

Can high calcium create joint pain?

High Calcium: Yes. Bone pain is one of the cardinal symptoms of high calcium. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease cause joint pain?

Can Crohn's disease cause joint pain?

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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What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list: There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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Joint pain an weakness possible bite?

Joint pain an weakness possible bite?

Joint pain: You mention a possible bite. Lyme disease can cause joint pain. Please see your doc and make sure to tell him/her about your suspicion that you have been bitten. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is ice or heat bettter for joint pain?

Is ice or heat bettter for joint pain?

Both work: Ice is typically used for acute injuries. Heat is generally used for stiffness. Using these basic guidelines, see what works best for you. ...Read more

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Can hornome unbalance cause joint pain?

Possibly: It really depends what you mean by a hormone imbalance. What hormones are involved? If you are talking about Estrogens the answer is "no." other hormones such as thyroid can be associated with arthritic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can cigrrrate smoking lead to joint pain?

Possibly: Smoking increases risk of rheumatoid arthritis. It also causes accelerated aging, leading to early osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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How come I get joint pain when I'm tired?

How come I get joint pain when I'm tired?

See below: Fatigue can make you feel run down especially if your joints have not had a chance to rest. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking capoxone had joint pain?

Has anyone taking capoxone had joint pain?

Yes: I assume you mean Copaxone (glatiramer) for multiple sclerosis. Yes, joint pains have occurred in patients taking Copaxone (glatiramer) but it is unclear if the joint pains were clearly related to the drug. ...Read more

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How can I reduce joint pain in chikungunya?

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

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What causes sudden joint pain and swelling?

Traumatic?: Trauma and atraumatic would be 2 different answers. Also depends on the joint and how many joints. Can be a rheumatological problem (ra) for example. Can be articular damage or synovitis. Too many things to list. See ortho. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more