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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Pseudo Gout

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I was told I have pseudo-gout.  is that the same thing?

I was told I have pseudo-gout.  is that the same thing?

Not same as gout: Both gout and pseudo-gout will cause sudden, painful swelling in joints, and both are caused by deposits of crystals in the joints. However, gout is caused by uric acid crystals, and is often associated with lifestyle and dietary factors, and metabolic diseases. Pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals, and is related to advancing age, history of trauma, other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pseudogout (Definition)

A condition that mimics an inflammatory arthritis similar to that caused by gout. Gout is caused by the deposition of uric acid crystals and tissues and joints. In contrast, pseudogout is caused by the deposition of calcium pyrophosphate crystals in joints and tissues. Both conditions may cause pain, redness, and decreased range of motion of the affected joints such ...Read more


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My orthopedist said my pathology report came back showing I have a disease known as pseudo gout. Is this serious?

My orthopedist said my pathology report came back showing I have a disease known as pseudo gout. Is this serious?

Can be: Pseudogout is similar to gout but due to a different crystal than uric acid. It causes arthritis and needs treatment. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001458/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gout or pseudo gout?

What are the symptoms of gout or pseudo gout?

Gout: Is a collection of uric acid crystals in a joint, usually a smaller joint, and typically (but not always) the big toe joint. Pseudogout is caused by calcium oxalate crystals. The sudden onset of pain, redness and swelling is the same, but pseudogout tends to involve larger joints like the knees and elbows. ...Read more

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Arcoxia for pseudo gout any advice on that?

Arcoxia for pseudo gout any advice on that?

Ask for alternative: Arcoxia is not fda approved here in the usa, it is referred to as the "son of vioxx", which has been removed from the us market due to increased cardiovascular events. Better to be safe. Other anti-inflammatories may be just as effective and safer. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pseudo gout, low potassium, or ra, how to know the difference?

Pseudo gout, low potassium, or ra, how to know the difference?

Very different: They're very different entities. A rheumatologist wouldn't have a lick of trouble distinguishing them . ...Read more

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What is pseudo-gout?

What is pseudo-gout?

Pseudogout: Its an inflammatory arthritis caused by deposit of calcium into your joint. Typically affects the large joints but can affect your ankle as well as joint in your foot. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gout and pseudogout?

What is the difference between gout and pseudogout?

The type of crystal: Gout is caused by monosodium urate crystals. Pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals. In many ways they overlap with some of the same symptoms and treatments, but in other ways they can be very different. ...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 are some suggested treatment options for gout?

Controlling uric : Acid levels. Watching diet, avoiding foods that elevate uric acid. Taking prophylactic medication if needed. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate gout treatment for my brother?

Uloric: Medications uloric and Allopurinol are the drugs of choice. Also reducing the dietary in take of purines will help as well. Many believe that diet does not matter but it does. Alcohol, processed meats etc all contain high levels of purine. Try to avoid the foods on the list of high purine content. Dehydration can also bring on a gout flair. ...Read more

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Best treatment for gout because colochicine is not working!!!!

Need total program: You need: Correct diagnosis Correct staging combination of therapy see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for gout that have been proven to be helpful?

Enriched skim milk?: Treatment no, but decreasing frequency of flare ups maybe so. Just released: drinking skim milk enriched with glycomacropeptide and g600 milk fat extract may help reduce the frequency of painful flare ups. Discuss with your doctor first though! here is the link: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_121136.Html. ...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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Ayurvedic treatment for gout?

Ayurvedic treatment for gout?

Healthy diet: Vegetables especially celery are key parts of the diet. Also, fruits, nuts, and berries are beneficial. Avoid red meats, shellfish, and restrict dairy. Lifestyles changes such as exercise and reducing obesity are also important. Smoking and alcohol are forbidden. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbal treatments for gout?

Cherry, h2o, vit c: Cherry juice helps the flares. Vitamin c and good old water (staying hydrated) help prevent flares. Ask your doctor about other treatment. A rheumatologist treats this kind of arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more