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Is gout permanent or can it be reversed

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Modify diet: Gout develops when too much uric acid accumulates in the blood, soft tissues, or joints due to acidic foods. Try to maintain alkaline diet and body pH ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Gout is a form of arthritis that tends to flare up and then get better. It is managed with medication and diet.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Diet and medication: Diet and proper medication prescribed by you physician. Doctor will have to evaluate you and decide what is causing high uric acid which leads to atta ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Lower: Uric acid below 5 mg/dl with Allopurinol or the other branded one. Need prophylaxis over the first few weeks with Colchicine or low dose prednisone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
No: Many factors play a role and herbal might not be enough.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
None: Gout is due to excess uric acid. Decreasing uric acid requires dietary changes and/or medications. Herbs do not reduce uric acid sufficiently to cure ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Gout that is not : Controlled can cause joint destruction, tendon changes and soft tissue deposits to develop. Nodules or tophi can fo in soft tissues, tendons can get g ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
No/Yes: Gout attacks are by definition inflammation; repeated attacks will result in calcium deposition that leads to larger joints and deformity that in itse ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Arthritis/Uric Acid: Gout is an inborn error of metabolism where uric acid (product of breakdown of proteins) is either over produced or under excreted by the body. When ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wittenberg
52 years experience Podiatry
A total body disease: Gout, like diabetes, affects the entire body. It is an error in the metabolism of a substance called purines. The body cannot break this down enough t ... Read More
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