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Alternative Medicine For Gout
Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more
Urosolvine: These also fall into the category of poorly controlled substances. What works is tried and true medicine. See your podiatrist or rheumatologist for real help. ...Read more
He's right!: Gout is a side effect of too much uric acid in the blood, but it can cause renal stones, urate nephropathy, and is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome and heart disease, as an independent risk factor. Treating each episode of gout with nsaids is insane, unless you treat the cause. It will simply recur, ultimately causing permanent arthritis in joints, and hurt other organs too! ...Read more
Depends: There are different medicines given to prevent gout than there is to treat an acute case or chronic case. Allopurinol is an example of a preventative or uloric (on tv commericals of late.) Colchicine is given as both a treatment and preventative med depending on the dosage, anti-inflammatories are given as a treatment, if you meant "alternative" then I have heard of cherry extract as a treatment. ...Read more
See details: Uloric is the latest medication for gout prevention but is not for the treatment of acute attacks. However, Allopurinol is the drug of choice for prevention. Both are just as effective but uloric costs hundreds of dollars more a year. Uloric is prescribed only when Allopurinol is not tolerated or is not effective enough. ...Read more
My body reacts to the same foods as gout and responds to the medicine for gout but my blood tests say its normal. What can be causing this?
Is medicine for gout the same medicine used to help reduce your uric acid levels? I've had gout attacks before and feel that the onset of gout a lot quicker nowadays due to what a think is a high baseline level of uric acid in my system. Is this allevaite
It depends: Medications to reduce the uric acid level (allopurinol, febuxostat) are an important part of gout treatment to prevent future flares because uric acid is the cause of gout. However, they do not reduce the inflammation of active flares. To do that your doctor will prescribe an antiinflammatory such as colchicine, prednisone, or an nsaid. ...Read more
What would be the maintenance medicine for gout and elevated uric acid. What would be the dosage and how many times per day?
I take vitamin d, Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine for gout and niacin nightly before bedtime. I am having sleep problems andi get up in the middle of the night. Is there any problemwith me?
Problem?: You have a few health issues, and though getting up once or even twice may be normal for an older individual, it may not be for a young man or female. Get a check up, or discuss this issue with your physician to make sure this is not a prostates issue, and infection. ...Read more
Depends type of gout: There are many types of gout and soem require medications liek tumor lysis syndrome after cancer chemotherapy. Some gout is causes by increased production of uric acid and other by decreased urine excretion and some by both of these. If gout is caused by too much alcohol I have cured gout by having my patients stop alcohol. One can improve renal excretion by stopping certain meds. ...Read more
Two types: There are 2 types of treatment for gout: 1. Drugs that treat inflammation during a flare to reduce inflammation and pain. These include steroids, nsaids and Colchicine (colcrys) and 2. Drugs that reduce the uric acid level for long-term control like allopurinol, uloric and pegloticase. ...Read more
The non drug treatments for Gout include:: Febuxostat.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am having chrounic gout but recently had a attack afICINter a duration of 10 years or so. Pl suggest me the BEST PROVEN MEDICINE in Allopathy or preferably in HOMEOPATHY for immediate relief. A lso suggest best diet to avoid GOUT attack. Th
Get a Consult.: There are far too many options and consideration that are available for the treatment of gout. It is simply to much to discuss with the limited space available. You need to consult one of the many specialists who are experienced with the effective treatment of long term gout. ...Read more
Not just about....: These are two different issues. Gout is caused from overproduction or underexcretion of uric acid proteins. Arthritis can be degenerative or traumatic or gouty. See your local podiatrist or rheumatologist to further evaluate the problem. Medicines should be used when diagnosis is definitive, not suspected. ...Read more
Gout flare: If your flare is during regular business hours call your prescribing physician. If it is not but is before about 9-10pm you should see if there is an urgent care in your area. In the future, it's always a good idea to request refills of medication before finishing it if it will be something you will use again. ...Read more
GOUT MED. TRRATMENT: HI. You should be able to take allopurinol but stay hydrated but still keep a watch on your blood pressure as increasing your fluid intake too much may minimize the blood pressure lowering affects of the lisinoprial since it lowers pressure by dilating vessels and increase fluid volume could effect this. However there is no direct cotraindication. If acute gout a cortisone injection may be best. ...Read more
See below: Drugs used in the short term are colchicine and indomethacin and sometimes prednisone. If there are frequent recurrent disabling attacks of gout, erosions of bone on X-Rays, chalky deposits of uric acid (gout crystals) under the skin, or uric acid kidney stones, a long term Rx such as allopurinol or feboxustat would be needed to lower the uric acid. ...Read more
After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there. Does it mean it has cured or still should I continue restricteddiet?
Hi doctor. Today my gout had comes again. This time a different doc give me medicine name-prednisoline 5mg. Previous doctor gave me goutnil. Advice pls?
Had gout attack since 3 days ago. Doctor provide me with medicine : goutnil, pontalon & prednisolone. But until today not decrease the illness.
Not sure what the 2 first meds are those are not names that are used in the states
i usually use either Indomethacin or colchacine for treatment of acute gout
depending on which joint it is affected a cortisone injection into the joint space can also be very effective /
one way or another the acute episodes are usually self limited over a week or so
best of luck hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Should I take allopurinol and indocin (indomethacin) together for gout relief? I have gout often, I just wonder if I can take the drugs together?
See below: This would be best answered by your prescribing doctor since they would know your total health history. ...Read more