Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPPD) occurs when the calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals deposits in the joints and surrounding tissues. CPPD resembles the other form of arthritis. This causes joint cartilage to break which leads to inflammation in joints. Genes play a role in CPPD. It also leads to a condition that excess iron stored in the body(hemochromatosis), low blood magnesium levels and an overactive parathyroid or severely underactive thyroid. About 25 percent people experience the symptoms of pseudogout. About 5 percent of people have rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and half of the people have osteoarthritis symptoms. It is important to rest painful joints and cold packs can reduce inflammation in joints.
- Track 1-1 Pseudogout
- Track 2-2 Selfcare and Alternative Medications
- Track 3-3 Epidemiology
- Track 4-4 Etiology and Genetics