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Prednisone As A Cause Of Peripheral Edema
Can Meloxicam/anti-inflammatory medicine cause worsening of vascular symptoms? Such as clotting? Numbness? Colder and edema in legs?
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Why numbness of the feet could result as one of the chronic complications of uncontrolled hyperglycemia?
Pulmonary edema...: Pulmonary edema results in a build-up of fluid in the lungs. There are many etiologies for this but, if the blood vessels in the lungs become inflamed for some reason, they can become "leaky", resulting in pulmonary edema. So, blood vessel inflammation might be what you mean by "swelling"! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if the cause of the neuropathy (i.e peripheral neuropathy) is injury/trauma can the problem be resolved? I.e nerve damage. e.g in the penis.
Is it true that B12 levels in the low-normal range could cause neurological problems, such as peripheral neuropathy?
May be: Low normal in older folks are more of a concern. Your doctor could get a urine test to see if your "low" levels are causing any metabolic issues. It would not do any harm to take oral vitamin B12. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can mild nerve damage in the penis be treatd as peripheral neuropathy with Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)? Is there hope of successfully fixing it?
Can methotrexate help with mild vasculitis of brain/cerebritis or neuro symptoms caused my ctd such as lupus?
Horse before cart: Anxiety may cause stroke only if it is extremely prolonged and severe to the point of causing blood vessel disease or severe hypertension resulting in stroke. Anxiety can cause numbness in various body parts but before assuming a psychiatric cause of neurologic symptoms, see a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other
Autoimmune disorders: Both juvenile idiopathic arthritis and hypothyroidism (caused by thyroiditis) can have autoimmune etiology. There is increased incidence of hypothyroidism in patients with jia when compared to matched normal controls. Another autoimmune disorder celiac bowel disease is also increased in jia. ...Read more
Are peeling armpits a common symptom of dermatomyositis or can it be as a result of the prednisone I am taking?
Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?
Possibly: i don't know what disease you might have and what test have been done. i do not know if it is one leg or both. i presuem the test showed that you didn't have a blood clot. it is hard to speculate what is going on. heart and liver problems also have to be considered and a complete history including family surgical medical habits travel, occupation. You might need several doctors to work on this ...Read more
Peripheral Vascular: In addition, hypertension is one of the risk factors associated with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Poor management of these risk factors can put you at risk for PVD. Those risk factors are: 1. Smoking; 2. Diabetes; 3. Hypertension; 4. High Cholesterol; 5. Over the age of 50; 6. Family history of PVD. Being overweight can also contribute. Please see a Vascular Surgeon to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A principal symptom: Claudication, or the tensing up of the calf muscles during walking, is the main symptom of peripheral arterial disease. It is caused by blockages in the arteries that give blood supply to the calf muscles. Claudication may be called "intermittent" because it goes away when one stops walking and may recur on resuming walking -unlike spinal stenosis which causes rest pain down the legs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that prior stress fractures in your shins are a cause of peripheral arterial disease?
Sciatic Neuropathy: Hello. Diabetes isn't usually associated with true sciatic neuropathy. It can result from nerve compression (tumor, hematoma, etc.) and injury in the gluteal region or thigh. In the gluteal region, it is most often caused by trauma (posterior hip dis;ocation, pelvic fracture). Nerve can be directly injured during an intramuscular injection into the buttocks. ...Read more
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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