Osteoarthritis & Radiation Exposure
I've tried researching and can't find anything specifically related.
I'm 59, active and been pretty healthy. I have been diagnose with severe osteoarthritis in my hands (every joint is affected) and the same with my feet. Getting more x-rays I have degenerative discs in all regions, plus hard lumps on my sternum where ribs attach that is said to be osteoarthritis. My blood work has back neg for autoimmune (though some of my blood work like white blood count being high is off) and I don't have any family history of arthritis.
Back in the 80s, I was in the Navy and served aboard submarines and I exceeded my maximum lifetime dosage of radiation (more from the warheads than the reactor) and was given a waiver and told to reduce my exposure. Could this be the culprit behind my condition?