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Can i lower my elevated uric acid with gout diet? my doctor only prescribe colchicine 3x a week with no allopurinol or febuxostat.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Diet plays a huge role in controlling uric acid.

Answered Aug 13, 2015

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Dr. Thomas Inwood answered

Specializes in Podiatry

As stated , yes. Diet is huge in controlling gout. Additionally . Colchicine should be used for short term relief , not long term.

Answered Oct 31, 2014

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Dr. Jack Rubin answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Colchicine (C) reduces uric acid levels in patients who do not excrete a normal amount in their urine, under-excreters. C increases the urinary output of uric acid (U), lowering U levels in those persons. If one is an over-producer or normal producer of U, C will be of no use. If an over producer, Allopurinol is used. You can reduce U by staying well hydrated and by avoiding eating organ meats.

Answered Aug 5, 2017

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Dr. Marcel Goldberg answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

diet can help reduce uric acid levels. Colchicine stabilizes inflammatory cells, preventing them from releasing inflammatory molecules. It does not have a significant effect on lowering uric acid. For that, you may need Allopurinol, Uloric, or Probenecid, etc.

Answered Feb 23, 2018

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith answered

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Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. Achieve ideal wt

Answered Aug 5, 2017

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