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What can I do for my husband who has gout and gets swollen feet/ankles/fingers every time he eats?

What can I do for my husband who has gout and gets swollen feet/ankles/fingers every time he eats?

Get him treated: Gout is caused by increase blood levels of uric acid and can be treated suscessfully with long term medications.
During acute attack you need to use anti inflammatory NSAID drugs like indocin, (indomethacin) Motrin or naprosyn
but long term you need meds to bring your uric acid down and need to go on a special diet to avoid too much meat and beer atc,
he can also use allupurinol
so check with your doctor/rhematol. ...Read more

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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my husband has gout. Nothing help+he can eat basicly nothing without getting swollen feet, ankles or fingers?

What do you suggest if my husband has gout. Nothing help+he can eat basicly nothing without getting swollen feet, ankles or fingers?

Gout rx: Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. 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 daily ...Read more

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I have an achy throbbing pain in my leg leg and foot, with foot being worse, my ankle is swollen warm not hot. Neither is like gout or neuropathy pain?

I have an achy throbbing pain in my leg leg and foot, with foot being worse, my ankle is swollen warm not hot. Neither is like gout or neuropathy pain?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

Hard to say: Gout is characterized by intense pain, redness and swelling. If that is you, then gout is possible. If it is not, gout is unlikely. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Had rcc kidney partially removed last yr. Last check up 4 months ago. Now having pain in back to front and foot swelling. Gout? Or has rcc returned?

Had rcc kidney partially removed last yr. Last check up 4 months ago. Now having pain in back to front and foot swelling. Gout? Or has rcc returned?

MD visit: You need to be checked out by your oncologist. Imaging should be done to see if the rcc has returned and metastasized or whether you have something else going on. ...Read more

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I have my foot swollen from gout, what is the most effective treatment for it?

Anti-inflammatories: Acute gout is best treated with anti-inflammatory medications. Naproxyn, indomethacin, Ibuprofen and many other type drugs work well. Some physicians will use steroid drugs like prednisone. This all depends on your medical history and medicaitons you are on. Colchinine works very wee also but is an older treatment. All have side effects. Not all are comfortable using colchicine. ...Read more

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I'm q 23yr old male and I have had a sharp pain inside my left foot especially when I waok, it's not swollen, never had gout n pressure is normal. Help?

I'm q 23yr old male and I have had a sharp pain inside my left foot especially when I waok, it's not swollen, never had gout n pressure is normal. Help?

Plantar fasciitis?: With the limited info given, I can only guess plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the fascia/arch ligaments. This can be quite painful and persists for months without proper treatment. Stress fracture is also a possibility, or metatarsal syndrome (carpal tunnel equivalent in your food/ankle).
If it is bothersome, consult doc, podiastrist for proper eval and treatment...
Good luck. ...Read more

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My big toe and side of foot is red and swollen from gout I took my meds what else can I do for pain iam 66 yr old.

My big toe and side of foot is red and swollen from gout I took my meds what else can I do for pain iam 66 yr old.

Stay off your foot: If you have already been prescribed medicine to control your gout attacks, take the pressure off your foot and rest in order to help alleviate your discomfort. ...Read more

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My big toe on my right foot has been swollen for several weeks. I have been tested for gout and diabetes both negative what else do I need to check?

My big toe on my right foot has been swollen for several weeks. I have been tested for gout and diabetes both negative what else do I need to check?

Cellulitis: That is an infection
see podiatrist asap.
They could address other 'local ' issues as well if not infected and proven not gout. ...Read more

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I have a lot going on health wise. However I have sore swollen foot the top of the and pain full all over mostly the bottom. Is this gout or a sprain?

Needs diagnosis: Gout is acute, exquisite pain generally occurring at night or early morning. It is characterized by swelling, redness and intense hypersensitivity to touch. Your problem requires some diagnostic imaging and an exam to diagnose. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My foot thumb has swollen by gout...i have take medical with cataflam (diclofenac) 50 mg drug...its ok now. But the swell still there...what should I do?

My foot thumb has swollen by gout...i have take medical with cataflam (diclofenac) 50 mg drug...its ok now. But the swell still there...what should I do?

Takes quality time.: Many patients seem to think that the correct way to treat gout is to manage the symptoms at the time of the acute attack. The inflammation causing pain is only one characteristic of gout. The long term swelling will take a more long term, managed control of the disorder. For this you will need a physician, experienced in managing all the issues involved in effectively controlling gout. ...Read more

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Left foot swollen, reddish, and warm to touch. Major pain by big toe and heel. Came out of nowhere. Could it be anything other than gout? Thx in advnc

Left foot swollen, reddish, and warm to touch. Major pain by big toe and heel. Came out of nowhere. Could it be anything other than gout? Thx in advnc

INFECTION?: The WHOLE foot is hot, red, swollen, but two major areas of pain? Are you diabetic? No open sores? Can you take your temperature; do you have a fever? It could be gout, but two spots at the same time is unusual. It could be cellulitis, a bacterial infection. A doctor really has to see it to decide; maybe some blood work. ...Read more

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Sore & swollen foot after the gout has been gone for 2 weeks now its purple & skin peeling any explaination?

Get reevaluated: Skin peeling is normal as the swelling goes down after the gout resolves. Purple is congestion where blood is being pooled in the toe as it is slowed down in its return to the heart. If the pain was completely resolved and returned or the same see you doctor. If it is improving then its normal. ...Read more

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Ball of right foot swollen, painful. Felt tight & couldn't bend. Doc said poss gout? 3 days later blood test level were 5.5. Cherry juice healed it.

Ball of right foot swollen, painful. Felt tight & couldn't bend. Doc said poss gout? 3 days later blood test level were 5.5. Cherry juice healed it.

Whether or not. ..: Hyperuricemia will continue to build up uric acid deposits in your body. It can also cause kidney disease, apart from kidney stones. Allopurinol can be taken at 100mg-300mg doses quite safely by most. You are in a trap by the idea that you treat gout attacks. You do not. You stop their recurring. 90 days of Allopurinol at $10.00 is much cheaper and more effective than cherry juice (tart), . ...Read more

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My dad has a swollen foot. Doctor told him he's a gout but a blood test shows his uric acid level as normal. Is it possible? What to do?

See below: A uric acid level can be high, low, or normal in gout but it can also be high, low, or normal when one does not have gout. When in doubt, your dad could see a rheumatologist who can perform an arthrocentesis (to drain fluid) from his foot and that can confirm the presence of gout. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have swollen feet and ankles?

What should I do if I have swollen feet and ankles?

Elevate feet: There is pitting and non pitting edema

if you can push in the swelling its pitting so get a consult from your internist for high blood pressure

if you can't push in the swelling this is non-pitting and ice and elevation should help. ...Read more

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Swollen feet and ankles while taken addarall?

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Swollen feet and ankles while taken addarall?

Probably not. ..: I's probably not related with what you mentioned and concerned. For detail, please review the following articles in http://sideeffectsbase. Com/adderall-side-effects/. Best wish... ...Read more

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What must I do for swollen feet and ankles after delivery?

What must I do for swollen feet and ankles after delivery?

Edema: Try elevating the legs and feet above the level of your heart for 15 minutes three or four times a day. Try support hose as well. Decreasing salt intake can help. ...Read more

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What should I do for swollen feet and ankles after delivery?

What should I do for swollen feet and ankles after delivery?

New shoes: Swollen feet and ankles ae common with pregnancy, the swelling goes down with time but remember that your shoe size may go up. Keep moving, wear supportive socks and shoes, enjoy your child. ...Read more

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I suffer from swollen feet and ankles. I wake up fine but then around lunch time my feet and ankles swell terribly.

I suffer from swollen feet and ankles. I wake up fine but then around lunch time my feet and ankles swell terribly.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you are overweight, reducing weight would help (easier said than done). Reduce your salt intake. If feasible, raise you feet for a few minutes, every hour or so.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet and ankles. They are so puffy I can indent them?

What causes swollen feet and ankles. They are so puffy I can indent them?

Lmultiple causes: Vein obstruction (gravid uterus e.g.), kidney disease and liver failure causing low Albumin leads to edema and heart failure with high venous pressure can all lead to edema. You should see your doctor for an evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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Can unsupportive shoes cause swollen feet and ankles if they are used to exercise?

Can unsupportive shoes cause swollen feet and ankles if they are used to exercise?

Get checked out: You may need to be seen to make sure that you don't have other health issues which can lead to swollen ankles and feet. Be sure to see your physician or podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet and ankles after binge at bar?

What causes swollen feet and ankles after binge at bar?

Consider liver: Agree that sodium may cause swelling but usually alcohol causes volume depletion. If swelling occurs after alcohol binge some sort of liver abnormality should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's natural remedies for swollen feet and ankles?

Help! Need to know if there's natural remedies for swollen feet and ankles?

Swollen feet and ank: Like any other problem the remedies step from knowing the cause of the problem. If the swelling is due to poor veins in the legs, support hose may help. For some people weight loss helps. There are many causes for swollen lower extremities you need to be seen by your dr. To find out why the swelling and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have swollen feet and ankles on both sides and severe pain in both wich make it hard to walk and is causing pain in my hips n back What causes this?

I have swollen feet and ankles on both sides and severe pain in both wich make it hard to walk and is causing pain in my hips n back What causes this?

Swollen ankles: Could be edema from heart disease, liver, kideny or venous insufficiency, or arthritis, or Charcots joints from DM, bilateral clots are rare. Please follow up today with ER or urgent care as this is significant. ...Read more

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Swollen feet and ankles what carbohydrates retain body fluids?

Swollen feet and ankles what carbohydrates retain body fluids?

Swollen feet: Carbohydrates do not directly cause fluid retention. However, refined carbohydrates do put the body under free radical stress and that can accelerate degeneration in the human body. I strongly advise that you avoid all white flour, white sugar and white rice. ...Read more

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Why does right-sided heart failure causes swollen feet and ankles?

Why does right-sided heart failure causes swollen feet and ankles?

Pump failure: The right side of your heart accepts blood returning from the extremities. If it can't keep up, blood starts to back up in the extremities and causes swelling. Think of a basement pump. If its not powerful enough to keep up with the water seeping in, the basement will flood. ...Read more

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Does congestive heart failure on right or left lead to swollen feet and ankles? Why?

Does congestive heart failure on right or left lead to swollen feet and ankles? Why?

Yes: Right sided heart failure (which is often present in combination with left heart failure) does. Blood returning to the right ventricle backs up, overfilling the inferior vena cava and all veins draining into it. Hormonal changes in the kidney cause fluid retention further engorging dependent tissues (mediated by gravity). This is a simple explanation: whole books have been written about this. ...Read more

Pedal Edema (Definition)

Pedal edema is fluid collection or ...Read more