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Doctor insights on: Vitamin D And Gouty Arthritis

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Does vitamin d help arthritis?

Does vitamin d help arthritis?

Probably not: As best i can tell from my reading, low vitamin d may be associated with an increased chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Once you have it though, i don't see any evidence that taking vitamin d will make it better. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Could low vitamin d be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis?

Could low vitamin d be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis?

No: Low vitamin d could not be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis, but low vitamin d levels can be associated with autoimmune diseases such as lupus and some studies are suggesting that lower levels of vitamin d are associated with more severe disease. ...Read more

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56 year old (arthritis, lichen sclerosis, yeast) normal blood work except sed rate (42) and alk phos (121) vitamin d 23.9. What are the implications?

56 year old (arthritis, lichen sclerosis, yeast) normal  blood work except sed rate (42) and alk phos (121) vitamin d 23.9.  What are the implications?

Can't be sure.: Blood work without context can be very misleading. Your doc should be able to explain why they drew these tests and what they think of the results. I might be concerned about the alk phos or ESR if you had a lot of symptoms, but if you are feeling well I am not much concerned. I would suggest that you take 1000 iu vit d each day. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knees & pain in my lower legs had a full blood workup. Eveything ok except folate at 15.3, vitamin d at 16.5, rnp .9 what 2 do?

I have arthritis in my knees & pain in my lower legs had a full blood workup.  Eveything ok except folate at 15.3, vitamin d at 16.5, rnp .9 what 2 do?

Treat arthritis: Your pain is likely coming from the arthritis, and not related to the lab values. You should ask your doctor about treatment for the knee arthritis. Usually best to start with conservative treatments such as weight loss, activity modifications, anti-inflammatory agents. Injections of steroid or hyaluronic acid might also be offered. Replacement can be used for severe arthritis. ...Read more

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I would like advice on rheumatoid arthiritis or vitamin d deficiency.?

I would like advice on rheumatoid arthiritis or vitamin d deficiency.?

????: If you have RA, see a rheumatologist and get it treated. If your vitamin D level islow, take vitamin D supplements. There is no association between the two. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Gouty arthritis?

What is the definition or description of: Gouty arthritis?

Arthritis due 2 -: -presence of uric acid crystals within the joint. They ear a physics irritant, & the resulting reaction 2 their presence is a very painful joint, angry appearing & swollen & red from inflammation. There is an error in metabolism of Utica acid, & when it reaches a critics concentration in the blood they crystallize just like maple syrup sometimes does, & the crystals R rough & starts the process. ...Read more

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What are the specific foods for persons with gouty arthritis?

What are the specific foods for persons with gouty arthritis?

Many things to avoid: Avoid, shrimp, lobster, cheese, red wine you want to eat food that are low in purine content. ...Read more

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Dr. C Julio Aponte
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Gouty Arthritis (Definition)

-presence of uric acid crystals within the joint. They ear a physics irritant, & the resulting reaction 2 their presence is a very painful joint, angry appearing & swollen & red from inflammation. There is an error in metabolism of Utica acid, & when it reaches a critics concentration in the blood they crystallize just like maple syrup sometimes does, & the crystals R rough ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more