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Forum Name: Cardiology Diagnostics
|syracusehouston - Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:51 pm||
I am 27, 5'10 and 150lbs. Waist 32inches. Belly 33inches. Chest 37inches. Biceps 14.5 inches.
I have been working hard for the past few years and did not take proper care of my health. Now I am finding out I have various problems and am really depressed.
1. My low back pain is really killing me. Pain there for more than a year. I randomly take ibuprofen when pain worsens.
2. Recently I found I might have some kind of gout, since I have pain in sinus tarsi of right foot. No swelling seen. The pain has been there for more than a year. Uric acid is 5.8 mg/dl . MRI shows slight inflammation in sinus tarsi due to possible edema. I am taking allopurinol and drinking lots of water. Avoiding beer. Still there is pain when I wake up in the morning.
ESR is 1/2hour 1mm and 1 hour is 4mm.
3. blood test also found out
Total Cholesterol 230 mg/dl
LDL 149 mg/dl
Dad has heart attack several times and also has diabetes. Mom has thyroid problems lately. Both grand fathers died of heart attacks.
4. I think I am lactose intolerant. Adjusting with lactaid milk and pills.
5. Also immediate bowel movements after eating. No diarhea though.
How can just lead a normal life. I have two masters degree and a PhD. But I just want to get married and lead a happy life. Can I get rid of some of these problems. Kindly suggest me a solution.
|Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:39 am||
Diet, exercise and cholesterol lowering medications should improve the levels of your labwork. Avoiding foods that are high in purine along with the allopurinol should improve the symptoms of gout. I would suggest an evaluation of the back pain. Gout may cause kidney stones because of the elevations in uric acid.
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