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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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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


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What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites. ...Read more

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Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Yes: If that red, painful and swollen with joint pain you may have a soft tissue infection, cellulitis. You need to see your primary care doctor or the emergency room physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

A lot of things: This could be from an infection, inflammation or an injury. I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I step, my big toe feels like it has a sharp rock in it. There is no swelling, redness or joint pain. Does not hurt to the touch?

Sometimes when I step, my big toe feels like it has a sharp rock in it. There is no swelling, redness or joint pain. Does not hurt to the touch?

Neuropathic pain: Sounds like it could be a pinched or compressed nerve that occurs when walking or applying a certain type of movement. Try supportive footwear and if persists, see Podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have joint pain in my knees, elbows lasts 1 month Pain occurs in regular interval of 5-10 mins and lasts 20-30 sec. No swelling & redness. Is it hiv?

I have joint pain in my knees, elbows lasts 1 month Pain occurs in regular interval of 5-10 mins and lasts 20-30 sec. No swelling & redness. Is it hiv?

Less likely if only:: Arthralgia occurs in approximately 30% of patients with the acute retroviral syndrome. Other symptoms are Fever(75%), Fatigue(68%), Myalgia(49%), Rash(48%), Headache(45%), Sore throat(40%), Enlarged cervical lymph nodes(39%),Night sweats(28%) and Diarrhea(27%). If you only have joint pains it's possible but much less likely, that you have acute HIV. Arthralgia is not a symptom of chronic HIV. ...Read more

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Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too. ?

Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too. ?

Autoimmune or infect: Your symptoms could represent either an autoimmune disorder like Lupus or scleroderma or an infectious process like Lyme disease. These are just examples. You need to see a good internet to get blood tests and perhaps X-rays and have a through examination. Your internist could then refer you further if needed. If symptoms now, go to MD now. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more