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what are treatments of hyperuricemia?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Several.: Probenicid lowers uric acid by causing you to "pee" it out. There are drugs Allopurinol and uloric (on patient), that are called xanthine oxidase inhibitors, which inhibit the production of uric acid. These drugs are synergistic.If you are hyperuricemic and have not had a gout attack, it still should be lowered.Because it is only a matter of time. Everyone with gout already has deposits in joints!

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I want to know my options for treating hyperuricemia?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
There are several.: Depending on why you have hyperuricemia, you may need many treatments or none at all. If you have no symptoms, like gout, no treatment is needed. If you suffer from acute gouty arthritis, you may need drugs like analgesics, colchicine, and Allopurinol to lower your uric acid levels. Allopurinol should not be started during a gouty attack. Probenecid can be used to increase uric acid excretion.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Whats hyperuricemia?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Elevatee Uric acid: Elevated blood level of uric acid is called hyperuricemia. It may be associated with gout.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of hyperuricemia in patient?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Law of thirds!: One third of patients with hyperuricemia are undersecretors, . One trhird are overproducers of uric acid. And one third are both. Overproduction is primarily genetic and associated with many other risk factors for metabolic syndrome and subsequent atherovascular diseases. Under secretion may be genetic, but there are many more modifiable factors at play. Lead poisoning can cause under excretion.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How does von Gierke disease cause hyperuricemia?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Von Gierke: Please go online and type in von Gierke and hyperuricemia. You will find many readable articles to help you understand. If you cannot access a computer at home or at work your local library will help you.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Hyperuricemia?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Uric acid: Serum/plasma uric acid levels above 8 mg/dL would be considered hyperuricemia. You may consult these sites for more information on this topic. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003476.htm http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-uric-acid-level/basics/definition/sym-20050607 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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