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Does Eating High Fat Foods Cause Gout Or Just Make It Worse
Worsens it: Gout is a metabolic disease of purine metabolism. It is worsened by high fat and protein load as well as alcohol. A primary dr should be able to give recommendations on dietary restriction, hydration and possibly medication to help limit the acute flares of gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What crystals cause gout? Is there a particular food or drink I can avoid, to avoid eating or drinking whatever makes the crystals?
Sodium urate crystal: People with gout have an elevated uric acid and this can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and in the joints and cause the gout attacks. In the susceptible individual alcohol, red meat can worsen this. Fortunately there are medications that can control and bring down the uric acid level and help prevent further attacks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spinach: Spinach is listed as a high purine content food. If it were as simple as drinking water to reduce purines, there would be very few cases of gout. So , that doesn't work. Sorry. Limiting your intake of purine rich foods is key - see gout in the search engine of your choice for a list. See your podiatrist or rheumatologist for help when it flares ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder? What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns
Shellfish, beer,wine: The foods to avoid are fermented beverages(like beer and wine), shellfish, banannas, smoked meat and fish, organ meats(liver), peanuts, and excess caffeine. If you have had more then one attack of gout go you your doctor for treatment as these attacks can lead to arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gout and CPK: Muscle enzmye -CPK does not usually rise with gout but in rare cases if on colchicine and uloric drugs used to treat gout you can have elevation of CPK. Also if someone is on a statin (used to treat high cholesterol) like lipitor (atorvastatin) can have elevation of CPK . F/U with doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2448456 ...Read more
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