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suggest remedy for joint & hip pain

Hi. I have a fairly complicated scenario which I d appreciate some guidance as to the underlying reasons for my symptoms. Symptoms: Joint Pain (hip, shoulder, knees, spine), Consistent Swelling in my Achilles Heel, and general fatigue. X-Rays show some minor joint damage in my hip. Had days of intense pain as a result. I have been diagnose by a rheumatologist as having psoriatic arthritis. Currently taking sulfasalazine (3000mg) and proxicam (20mg) daily. Maybe I m just in denial but I would like to test an alternative theory on why I may have these symptoms. I have realized I have been under eating for about a 2-3 year period. My daily intake of calories apparently should be around 2500-2800 Calories a day. I would be lucky if I had more then 2000 daily and would consistently have less, which has been the case for many years. I bottomed out at 65kg, which is quite underweight considering I m 180cms in height and Male. Before I had any symptoms I was going to the gym about 5 days a week and was doing pretty intense workouts which I also did for years. My question is, could my symptoms be caused by my diet? I have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, however is it possible that my long term undereating has manifested in a way that would be paralleled by this disease? It is a clinical diagnosis, therefore it s hard to know for sure. I ve had various blood tests which are indicative of this disease through ESR and CRP blood counts. Can undereating long term raise these blood markers?
Fri, 15 May 2020
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Hi,

These symptoms cant be due to under eating, and under eating also do not raise your blood parameters, although by under eating you might have vitamins deficiency but none of your symptoms are related with vitamin deficiency.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon
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suggest remedy for joint & hip pain

Hi, These symptoms cant be due to under eating, and under eating also do not raise your blood parameters, although by under eating you might have vitamins deficiency but none of your symptoms are related with vitamin deficiency. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon