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I am developing aching in my fingers on my left hand, my

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I am developing aching in my fingers on my left hand, my knees, elbows, and both big toes. What can be the cause of this.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: I don't know and no swelling. I am looking at what I eat as a possible cause, and I was drinking 5 hour energies
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no I workout 6 days a week , I drink 10 to 12 glasses of water everyday.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

What is your age and gender?

Any redness or warmth in these joints?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am 45 woman. No redness or warmth
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

Your symptoms can be due to gout.

This occurs due to increase of uric acid in blood and deposition of uric acid crystals in joints.

The other possibility of the diagnosis can be autoimmune arthritis.

Ibuprofen can help you.

Following measures will help in resolving the attack;

1) Avoid alcohol and sweetened drinks, preserved fruit juices

2) Plenty of liquids and water

3) Avoid Organ meats, poultry, sea-food

4) Also avoid Pulses and lentils

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gout-diet/HQ00765

Milk and yogurt are beneficial in the gout. Please see the slide show and dietary measures in this resource;

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=41630

Colchicine is taken for the acute attack.

You would need following blood work

Serum uric acid

ESR

CRP

Autoimmune panel.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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