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My dad has a puffy face, itching, chronic gastritis and gout

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Hi my dad has a puffy face, itching, chronic gastritis and gout what could be causing all of these symptoms he gets no rest from the itching thank you he is 65 with no other health problems
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

he could have liver problems, cortisol hormone problems, thyroid hormone abnormalities,

he needs to see a doctor and get some blood testing to find out what may be wrong.

is he willing to see a doctor for some blood tests and evaluation?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He has been his gluten test was fine and they did a gallbladder test and all of that was negative. I never thought of the thyroid though could it cause all of that? Or more information on the cortisol hormone problems thanks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

high blood cortisol levels can cause cushinoid rounded face swelling changes and can cause itching

thyroid hormone problems can cause itchiness of the skin.

poor diet and certain foods can cause chronic gastritis.

puffy face can also be due to weight gain and poor diet and inflammation in the body.