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My Grandfather has Purple,red Feet feels like there Burning

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  • Posted By: Faith6
  • October 24, 2009
  • 11:15 AM

My grandfather has been having problems with his feet, purple and red feet,no energy had 3 MRI'S on kidneys no word saying why, the Doctor ordered another MRI this week he says not getting a clear image, we are very worried ,he says his feet feel like there on fire.Thank you for any help with figuring this out!

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  • My grandfather has been having problems with his feet, purple and red feet,no energy had 3 MRI'S on kidneys no word saying why, the Doctor ordered another MRI this week he says not getting a clear image, we are very worried ,he says his feet feel like there on fire.Thank you for any help with figuring this out!I had this very thing as well. It sounds like your grandfather has erythromelalgia, also called erythromyalgia. Erythros = red Melos = extremity algia = pain. This causes your feet and hands and in some ears and nose to get hot and red and burn. It took me a long time to find out mine was caused by Lyme disease.If your grandfather's just began it is considered secondary which means something else is causing it. Most cases of EM are idiopathic (cause unknown). Causes are of it are autoimmune, neurologic or blood disorders. Lupus, polycythemia vera and multiple sclerosis. It can mimic other illnesses such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.EM may develop following an injury or surgical procedure.Both the blood vessels and the nervous system are usually involved in EM.In my case it was Lyme disease and I'm finding out through research that it isn't that uncommon in Lyme. Visit ILADS.org for information on Lyme disease and be sure he is seen by a Lyme Literate Physician. General physicians and infectious disease doctors for the most part are not qualified to diagnose and treat Lyme disease.
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    • October 25, 2009
    • 09:32 PM
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  • My grandfather has been having problems with his feet, purple and red feet,no energy had 3 MRI'S on kidneys no word saying why, the Doctor ordered another MRI this week he says not getting a clear image, we are very worried ,he says his feet feel like there on fire.Thank you for any help with figuring this out! Perhaps some form of HYPOXIA? Their is an emerging environmentalfactor that most doctors are not aware of It seems ourgovernment(s) need the technology so they really don't wantthe public gaining insight about the harm It is connected tothe wireless technologys and the wireless technologys areinterconnnected to our electrical grids http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/66004416/abstractResearch ArticleElectromagnetic fields may act directly on DNAMartin Blank 1 *, Reba Goodman 21Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 100322Department of Pathology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032email: Martin Blank (mb32@columbia.edu)*Correspondence to Martin Blank, Department of Physiology, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.KeywordsDNA; electromagnetic fields; stress genes; initiation of transcriptionAbstractA wide variety of environmental stimuli induce the expression of stress response genes, including high temperatures, hypoxia, heavy metal ions, and amino acid analogs. Stress genes are also induced by low frequency magnetic fields. The cellular response to magnetic fields is activated by unusually weak stimuli, and involves pathways only partially associated with heat shock stress. Since magnetic fields interact with moving charges, as we have shown in enzymes, it is possible that magnetic fields stimulate the stress response by interacting directly with moving electrons in DNA. In this paper, we review several lines of evidence that support this hypothesis. J. Cell. Biochem. 75:369-374, 1999. © 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.Received: 14 April 1999; Accepted: 15 April 1999 --------------------Wien Med Wochenschr. 2005 May;155(9-10):237-41.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15999632?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=2&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed Does "electromagnetic pollution" cause illness? An inquiry among Austrian general practitioners.Leitgeb N, Schröttner J, Böhm M.Institute of Clinical Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria. Norbert.Leitgeb@tugraz.at More and more self-declared electromagnetic hypersensitive patients are entering physicians' practices seeking help. To assess the prevalence of cases and the opinion of Austrian physicians regarding the potential health-relevance of environmental electromagnetic fields ("electromagnetic pollution"), a statistical investigation among general practitioners was undertaken, with surprising results. Only one-third report on never having been asked about the health impact of electromagnetic pollution by patients. An overwhelming percentage of general practitioners (up to 96%) to some degree, or totally, believe in a health-relevant role of environmental electromagnetic fields, and only 39% have never associated health symptoms with "electromagnetic pollution". Two-thirds are consulted occasionally or even frequently by self-declared electromagnetic hypersensitive patients. However, sound information seems to be lacking. Knowledge on existing electromagnetic exposure limits and on environmental field levels in relation to them is poor. It is remarkable that authorities play a marginal role in informing physicians. Only 4% mention having received information on "electromagnetic pollution" from such a source. It is rather remarkable that there is such a widespread contradiction between physicians' opinions and established national and international health risk assessment. With respect to the frequency with which doctors are confronted with this issue, the results demonstrate an urgent need for action.
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