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Thyroid; body swelling

Hi, my mother is having thyroid problem, arthritis problems, she always suffers from these problems daily day and night. Her whole face and neck swells, and she has intense pain in her knees, foot. She eats less, but don't know why she is overweighted(75kgs) Please help...
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Hello.... Hyperparathyroidsm s commonly associated with weight gain...One need to take medications regularly.. Its long term problem..she might be having myxedema ( non pitting ) edema...In old age due osteoporosis joint pain is common .. Physiotherapy and medication may help . consult orthopedic surgeon.
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