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Can I Lower Uric Acid Without Allopurinol
Is it safe to take niacin supplements to reduce LDL if i hav high uric acid and taking allopurinol.Had gout once when uric acid was 8.5 without med.?
Gout uric acid rx: Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. 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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Uric acid: Whether or not you need to lower your uric acid level depends on whether it is causing problems. The main issue with a high uric acid level is the possibility of having gout attacks. If you are not having negative effects from the elevated uric acid then it is called "asymptomatic hyperuricaemia" and it is generally not felt to be necessary to treat it. Follow-up with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more
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 I take colchicine alone as a preventative for gout? Will it lower uric acid levels or must I take with either Allopurinol or Uloric?
Colchicine: Colchicine alone is effective in diminishing gout. Yes. Allopurinol is not mandatory but of course helps. Also, 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce carbs: The easiest way to reduce high cholesterol is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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