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Dr. Kam Shojania

Dr. Kam Shojania

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver,
Q:

What are the symptoms of a gout attack?

A:

Gout attacks are characterized by intense pain and swelling in the joint affected (usually the big toe). You may notice difficulty stepping or putting pressure on the affected toe, and it the pain may disturb your sleep at night. If you think you are having a gout attack, you should speak with your doctor to see if you need treatment to prevent them from happening again.

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What is Gout?

Dr. Dean Johnston

Dr. Dean Johnston

MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Neurologist
Vancouver,
Q:

What is causing my hand numbness?

A:

Numbness in your hands can be caused by something like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which involves the nerve running to your hand through your wrist being pressed on (often by swelling caused by repetitive use of the hands). If you are waking with numb hands in the morning, or have numbnesss after elevating your hands, there could be other causes related to your symptoms.

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Hand Numbness and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD, Dermatologist
Dermatologist
Undefined,
Q:

How does acne affect adults?

A:

Acne is commonly known as a teenage problem, however it can affect adults in their 20's and 30's as well. Typically, adult acne tends to be longer lasting and less severe whereas teenage acne is often more inflammatory and lasts for a shorter period of time. 

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What is Acne and How Does it Effect You?