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Can A High Uric Acid Count Mean You Have Lupus
I've had a high creatinine of 1.09, 1.11, 1.13.my bun /creatinine ratio is 10. Also I HAVE HIGH URIC ACID.WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
Serum creatinine: Serum creatinine reflects balance between muscle mass and kidney excretion. Serum creatinine is an indicator of renal excretion efficiency. Creat excretion depends upon blood flow delivered per min, blood filtration, nephron number and patency, ureter drainage, and bladder void. Creat of 1-1.2 is high for your age and gender. Mild impairment in one or some of the above exists. High uric acid: same ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 1 kidney with normal crea and urinalysis, but high uric acid and chole, does it mean that his kidney is still functioning well? His doc only gave him rosuvastatin and did not address his uric acid
Both cholesterol &-: -uric acid are linked to your metabolism, & both should be Rx'd. Only Ur nephrologist should B the treater. ...Read more
No you need treat!: Elevated uric acid can lead to "gouty nephropathy, " over years. Hyperuricemia is also an independent risk factor heart disease. Even without gout, i believe evidence is sound that uric acid levels should be lowered to 6 mg/dl. By the way gout itself is the result of chronic elevated ua. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
May not be gout: Need an evaluation. If an effusion (fluid in the joint space) is present tap it and look to see if gout drystals present. More likely you have typical knee pain. Perform quad sets for help. In bed tighten the quads and hold for 10 seconds, then relax for 10 seconds. Do this 20 times in am and pm. If typical knee pain it should get better in 2 weeks. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin are good pain reliever. ...Read more
Can be controlled : A high uric acid (HUA) level in the majority of people is due to genetic factors; in a smaller % of people it is due to kidney or metabolic disorders. Regardless of the cause for HUA it can be successfully treated but not "cured". There are several very effective meds that can lower the HUA over a 3-9 month interval. Once uric acid < 6.0 then HUA effects (gout/ kidney stones) will not occur . ...Read more
Might not be gout: Pain under both knees is unlikely gout. Usually gout is 1 joint. The affected joint is almost always red, hot, swollen and in fact frequently looks infected. The high uric acid may be unrelated, many people with high levels do not develop out. The only way to truly diagnose gout is to stick a needle in the joint, drain the fluid and look at it under a polarized light. Treatment depends on dx. ...Read more
Don't do that.: I don't take or recommend supplements of any kind unless there is a documented medical need. At the very least, you are requiring your liver and kidneys to process a substance that you already have plenty of, possibly overloading or impairing the function of those vital organs. In your case, kidney function is negatively influenced over time by gout, so i would not do anything to worsen that ...Read more
Rx person, not labs: If you do not have symptoms or signs of gout, and the value is only slightly high, and you're not drinking a lot of alcohol, and your kidney function tests are otherwise normal, i'd remember this but not try to alter a lab value. Should it persist, consider some modest dietary alterations that might lower your uric acid output ("low purine). If gout does develop, long-term rx usually works well. ...Read more
Hey i have high uric acid and i cant take allopurinl as iam lactating! please suggest me what should i do?
Rheumatologist: Please discuss with your rheumatologist. There is not much data about alternatives to be absolutely safe while nursing. ...Read more
Uric acid diet: Yes, certain kinds: avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High uric acid: Get checked for kidney problems. If taking a diuretic, discuss with doc to change. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. Allopurinol rx helps. ...Read more
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