Frequently (and not so frequently) Asked Questions
BRIEF: Could your intake of dairy cause psuedogout?
We suspect that my husband has psuedogout, for he gets calcium phosphate crystals in his joints and swells in pain. He has this all the time. I am not sure how the body makes and stores calcium, but will his intake of dairy products have anything to do with this problem?
I don't know. Deposition of calcium in soft tissues is not good. It can indicate any of a variety of things, including vitamin D excess. There could also be something wrong with calcitonin or parathyroid levels. You had best consult a physician (a good endocrinologist with a sound nutritional base) about this.