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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

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


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For gout.. Do you know of any alternative treatment other then allupurinol to lower uric acid, for prevention of gout episodes?

For gout.. Do you know of any alternative treatment other then allupurinol  to lower uric acid, for prevention of gout episodes?

Yes: Gout is caused by your body's poor handling of proteins called purines. A diet low in purines certainly helps. Also, stay well hydrated. This helps prevent uric acid kidney stones as well as reduces joint attacks. Anecdotally, cherry juice seems to help as well. Have your uric acid checked regularly and if these methods aren't enough, take Allopurinol or uloric. Gout destroys joints. ...Read more

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What should I do at home to alleviate gout pain?

What should I do at home to alleviate gout pain?

Antiinflammatory: If you have cherries they are good. Warm water soaks. ...Read more

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What can I take to stop gout pain in the ankles?

What can I take to stop gout pain in the ankles?

Allopurinol: Gout is a problem with purine (protein) metabolism that results in excess uric acid in the blood stream. This ends up inflaming joints. A low purine diet and good hydration help. Anti-inflammatories and Colchicine (colcrys) help acute attacks. For long term control, your doctor will usually put you on allopurinol. ...Read more

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Other than taking nsaids, what is the quickest way to relieve gout pain?

Other than taking nsaids, what is the quickest way to relieve gout pain?

Gout: medications like prednisone ( steroid) and colchicine will help to resolve acute gout. Has to be treated with allopurinol if it is recurrent. ...Read more

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How do I ease gout pain in my foot?

NSAIDS: Steroid injection, nsaids, colchicine, alluprinol, and the new PO med uloric. However you should see your foot and ankle specialist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop the gout pain?

Take antiinflammator: Like alleve if no contraindication....If in foot follow up with podiatrist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is good for gout pain?

See details: Nsaids, a short course of Prednisone or a cortisone injection of the involved join. The best treatment is taking taking a med to normalize your uric acid level and prevent future attacks. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How to relieve gout pain in the feet? Gout

How to relieve gout pain in the feet?

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Ouch, the Gouch.: Once it has been established that the pain is due to gout, you will need a physician to guide you through the treatment regimen. Anti-inflammatory as well as gout treating medications can be prescribed to help with the pain and inflammation. A low purine diet may also be necessary to further control the flare ups. Just simply taking medication may not be sufficient to keep gout under control. ...Read more

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How do I ease up gout pain on both of my knees?

It depends: The acute gout pain can be treated with an NSAID such as Indomethacin or Naproxen if you kidney and heart function are normal. Colcrys (colchicine) can also be effective. Sometimes your doctor can drain and inject a steroid medication into your knees. Consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gout pain relief, i, ve had it for two weeks now and its still not shifting I am on warfarin?

Go see your doctor: If you are still having problems, go see your doctor. You don't need to live in pain. The longer it stays around, the more damage that could occur. ...Read more

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After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there..does it mean it has cured or still should i continue restricteddiet?

After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there..does it mean it has cured or still should i continue restricteddiet?

Diet: Definitely stay on the diet low on purines. Check online for purine rich foods. The homeopathic medication that you are taking may just be a pain medication but not an anti-inflammatory one thus the pain has subsided but the swelling persist. ...Read more

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Gout pain attack?

Can take : Colchicine when attacks are acute, antiinflammatories, warm water soaks and at times injection into the region. ...Read more

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What are ways to relieve gout pain?

Gout relief: Motrin, cherry juice (investigate specifics), prescription medications, food avoidance and potentially many other natural remedies. If you are having prolonged pain you should seek professional medical help. ...Read more

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Where can I find relief for gout pain, lowering uric levels?

Gout: Kidney impairment and diuretic meds are common causes. Diet can aggravate. So avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. Tart cherry juice daily can help. Citrus fruit daily can help ...Read more

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I have a gout attack and am also taking xarelto (20mg a day). Can I take advil (ibuprofen) for gout pain and inflammation?

I have a gout attack and am also taking xarelto (20mg a day). Can I take advil (ibuprofen) for gout pain and inflammation?

Yes you can: Most important don't get dehydrated , always drink plenty of fluids will avert an attack ...Read more

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What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?

What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?

Maybe not your flat: The first joint (dp), or larger second (mcp)? Is is the pain located on the side, top, or bottom of the joint, if it is the first dp, it can be traumatic; it can be arthritis; psoriatic arthritis loves this joint. If on the bottom of the first, could be tendonous. If at the bottom of the mcp joint, you have two sesamoid bones that can be fractured, or inflammed.See a good specialist who can sort! ...Read more

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Big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint). Possibly gout. However, uric acid levels are always in normal range. What else could it be?

Big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint). Possibly gout. However, uric acid levels are always in normal range. What else could it be?

Walks like a duck?: Don't be too anxious to discount possible gout. There is more to it than having a elevated uric acid. You need to look at the quality of your diet and life style, genetics, age, body type and degree of swelling, heat and pain. The time tested method of securing the diagnosis of gout is evaluation of the joint fluid. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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What are your opinions of natural therapies versus prescription medications for gout?

What are your opinions of natural therapies versus prescription medications for gout?

Gout management: One of the key elements in successful management of gout, is to prevent continued uric acid deposition in the joints, tendons, and kidneys. Some "natural therapies" may seem to reduce acute attacks but don't sufficiently lower the body's uric acid to prevent more deposits. ...Read more

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I have gout in my feet, have taken coltrazine for it, is this the best treatment or is there a generic one that doesn't cost a lot that would work as w?

I have gout in my feet, have taken coltrazine for it, is this the best treatment or is there a generic one that doesn't cost a lot that would work as w?

Gout : There is no longer a generic Colcrys (colchicine). This is one of several treatments for an acute flair-up of gout. You can discuss cheaper options with your doctor including indomethacin, other anti inflammatory medications, steroids. You should also talk to your doctor about long term treatment to prevent flairs and joint damage. This is normally started after the acute flair resolves. ...Read more

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Will gout kill me if I don't get treatment?

No but painful: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. Gout is not fatal. ...Read more

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Whats sudo gout? Whats the treatment?Why can't I move my ankles they are swollen and hurts very much?

Psudeogout: Pseudogout causes inflammation in joints similar to gout. Gout is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in joints, whereas, pseudogout is caused by calcium pyorphosphate crystals. During acute flares, both can respond to anti-inflammatories such as nsaids as well as colchicine. Would recommend being evaluated by your doctor to arrive at a diagnosis. Other causes should be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for gout?

Decrease uric acid: High uric acid levels in the blood cause gout. The most effective treatment is to lower those levels. The previous doctor spelled out how we do that with drugs. It is desirable to avoid drugs, if possible. Go to this reference to learn how to lower uric acid without drugs. https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_can_a_patient_lower_uric_acid_level_in_his_blood_without_taking_any_drugs ...Read more

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Is drink Eno is good for gout treatment?

Is drink Eno is good for gout treatment?

Really?: Eno is an over the counter antacid brand, produced by GlaxoSmithKline. Its main ingredients are sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, and citric acid. It substitutes for baking powder. Would recommend you avoid unproven internet "cures" and consult your doctor for appropriate treatment with gout-directed medications. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gout and arthritis?

See your physician: The best thing is to be examined to determine the underlying cause. This will determine the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gout and osteoarthritis?

What is the best treatment for gout and osteoarthritis?

D J D: Both gout and osteoarthritis are serious destructive joint diseases. Gout is a systemic disease that is best treated with oral medication to control uric acid over production/under excretion. Both gout and osteoarthritis can be treated with nsaids. However gout can be treated with uloric, probenecid or colcrys. These three oral agents are specific for the treatment of gout. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for the treatment of gout?

The one that works: Which may be diffent for each individual. It would also depend on what body part the attack too place in. Antiinflammatories or oral steroids are sometimes used, injections if pain is severe, Colchicine now Colcrys used as a treatment as well. ...Read more

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Big Toe Pain (Definition)

A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or ...Read more


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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more