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does salt intake affect gout

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
2500mg/ day: Well, sodium intake is in the news quite a bit lately and the current consensus is somewhere around 2500mg/day...But i can tell you that many of us fa ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Sodium intake: <1,500 mg a day. I specialize in salt and BP and health and happy to do a 2nd opinion.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
It varies: People with congestive heart failure, or hypertension, chronic kidney disease need to be on a low sodium diet, usually 4000 mg or less per day. Other ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Cardiacs, kidney: Patients with disease related to the heart, blood pressure and kidney disease, have sodium problems and have to carefully watch their intake to assist ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Unless you are taking steroids, it might exacerbate water retention.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
NaCl stomach: There is good evidence it increases risk of gastric cancer. Mechanisms not known.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Increases it.: It increases the formation of uric acid crystals and increases the problems with gout.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Likely: Pepsi and other carbonated drinks have chemicals when consumed in large quantities can cause kidney stone. These drinks have high phosphorus which sho ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
It's complicated.: Caffeine doesn't have much of an effect on it except slightly as a diuretic. Likewise, alcohol doesn't have much of an effect on it or there'd be calc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Montoya
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Weight loss: Less salt intake less fluid retention less weight on scale.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Cohen
60 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
How much: Sea water has lots of salts, and the kinds of salt and the amount depend on the location. A little won't hurt if heart and kidneys are normal. The mor ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Sea water: If it is salt water it is hypertonic and if you drink enough of it your sodium level will increase. Subsequent side effects depend on the level of hyp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Unlike arterial hypertension, there is no correlation between salt intake and pulmonary hypertension.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol can: Act as a diuretic.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
unpredictable: Acute alcohol use can either increase or decrease the inr in a given individual. Chronic alcohol use with liver damage interferes with the production ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Gout and Coffee: - the more coffee men drink, the lower their risk of gout. At least four cups a day lower gout risk by 40%, a canada/U.S. Study shows.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No: Not really as it has no calories.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Only in excess: Many studies have shown that a woman who drinks one alcoholic beverage a day or a man who has 2 drinks will live longer than those who drink more or l ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fay
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: No known relationship.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hargroder
35 years experience Bariatrics
Yes and no: Common table salt is actually the chemical compound sodium chloride. Excess sodium in your diet can lead to fluid retention which will increase weigh ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osteoporosis: Extensive use of carbonated beverages can potentially steal calcium from the bone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Water retention: Sodium retains water.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Sodium excretion: Due to loss in sweat.

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