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Alternative Treatments For Pseudo Gout
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My orthopedist said my pathology report came back showing I have a disease known as pseudo gout. Is this serious?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very different: They're very different entities. A rheumatologist wouldn't have a lick of trouble distinguishing them . ...Read more
My 88 year old mother has pseudo gout. Is it ok for her to take a daily 81 mg aspirin or will that more likely cause flareups ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need total program: You need: Correct diagnosis Correct staging combination of therapy see a rheumatologist ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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