Doctor insights on:
Gout And Fever
Possibly: While not all cases of gout cause fever and headaches, it is seen in some patients. This is especially important to note as the "gout" attack may not be gout at all and possibly a infected arthritis or septic (infected) joint. These require medical attention. A headache with gout is generally not associated unless fever is involved.See 1 more doctor answer
My son is 31. He has gout and has a migraine and is running a fever of 101.1. His wife is being treated for strep throat. Should he see a doctor?
High uric acid:
Gout results from uric acid building up in your body. The most common cause of high uric acid is due to your body not getting rid of it properly. This could be because of your genes, your weight or kidney problems.
Sometimes, high uric acid is caused by what you eat and drink. For more info, please visit https://www. Healthnavigator. Org. Nz/health-a-z/g/gout/
Almonds are healthy: Almonds are very healthy for us. They contain unsaturated fats, vitamins, particularly Vit E, and some protein. The protein almonds contain are not going to spike your serum uric acid, which provokes gout. Almonds contain oxalate, which can crystallize in urine to promote calcium oxalate stones. Be sure you balance your diet, eat well, drink 3 liters per day, and enjoy almonds-an excellent food.See 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Some beans and nuts have high levels of purines, the precursors of the uric acid that causes gout. However, the effect of vegetable purines on gout seems to be less than those that come from meat. The best strategy in the long run is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and to take any prescribed medications for gout on a regular basis.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on: How much joint destruction there was. Usually, if the acute attack was treated soon enough, it should not lead to chronic pain. However, if the inflammation caused enough damage to, cartilage, bone or even nerve (depending on joint or area), it could cause chronic pain.See 4 more doctor answers
Diet related: Gout is a condition that is diet related. Richs foods can cause a elevated uric acid in the blood. Most commonly, the big toe joint will become red, hot, swollen and painful. A list of these foods can be found on the Internet. Long term gout can cause arthritic changes in the involved joints. You should see your podiatrist for evaluation and blood tests.
Uric acid foods: Most uric acid comes from meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, organ meats. Other aggravators are alcohol, animal fats, high fructose drinks. To do --- 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. Avoid alcohol, achieve ideal wt.See 1 more doctor answer
2 Causes: Excess uric acid is either caused by under excretion (kidneys) or overproduction. The latter is often due to an enzyme deficiency, and made worse by a high purine (protein) diet. A low purine diet, good hydration and talking to your doctor about possibly taking Allopurinol should help.See 2 more doctor answers