Difficulty Walking In People With High Cholesterol And Uric Acid?
Hi … I want to consult … a friend of mine is exposed to cholesterol and uric acid … the first symptom is only a tingling sensation and it feels like the road passes … over time … it is difficult to walk … and now it’s not can it work … while sleeping at night is also difficult …. ask for an explanation … and the solution, doc
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Exposed to cholesterol you mean hypercholestrolemia. Hypercholesterolemia is a high level of cholesterol in the blood. To diagnose hypercholesterolemia, it is necessary to do a blood test, to see the level of cholesterol in the blood. The buildup of cholesterol in the blood is thought to cause an inflammatory reaction in the muscles, which then causes muscle pain.
Exposed to uric acid you mean hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia is a high level of uric acid in the blood. Just like cholesterol, to diagnose hyperuricemia, a blood test is needed to see the level of uric acid in the blood. The buildup of uric acid in the blood, can cause crystal formation in the joints, which can lead to pain and swelling in various joints of the body.
Gout is a joint disease that occurs as a result of hyperuricemia. The following are some of the symptoms of gout, including joint pain that appears suddenly, pain occurs in one or several joints (often occurs in the big toe), intense pain, looks reddish skin, swelling, joints feel stiff, joints are difficult to move, can be accompanied with fever, and generally complaints will increase in the first two days.
Responding to complaints of difficulty walking on your friends, maybe these complaints can be caused by increased uric acid, such as gout. But there are other possibilities that could make walking difficult for your friend, such as:
1. Ligament injury
2. Tendon injury
3. Bone injury
4. Inflammation of the joints, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
5. Neurological disorders, such as neuropathy and stroke
6. Muscle disorders, such as myopathy
7. Excessive body weight
To find out the underlying cause of your friend's complaint, you should consult directly with the doctor, so that anamnesis, physical examination, laboratory examination, and supporting examinations can be carried out, and your friend can get the appropriate treatment.
There are several things your friend can do to relieve complaints, including:
1. Rest the problem leg
2. Giving ice packs to the problem leg
3. Light splinting on the affected leg
4. Elevate the affected leg, so that fluid does not accumulate
5. Providing over-the-counter pain relievers, such as paracetamol
Thus, hopefully this is useful.