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my husband suffers from severe acute gout. can this cause high muscle enzyme count?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Gout and CPK: Muscle enzmye -CPK does not usually rise with gout but in rare cases if on colchicine and uloric drugs used to treat gout you can have elevation of CPK. Also if someone is on a statin (used to treat high cholesterol) like lipitor (atorvastatin) can have elevation of CPK . F/U with doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2448456

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I recently heard that eating a lot of protein in your diet can later increase your chances of gettinggout. I was wondering if this is true.

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How can I expedite a sore muscle recovery?

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What's the best supplement to take for building muscle?

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Are there some face exercises to enlarge chin muscles?

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