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Gout And Uric Acid
I am 64 years old, generally good health, and had a first case of gout. My uric acid was 8.1. What should I do?
Hi uric acid: 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. Allopurinol rx hel ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a need to take Allopurinol every day for gout if uric acid levels are low (although they are low from take the Rx, I would presume). ?
I recently had some blood work done and was told I'm at increased risk for gout. My uric acid level was at 9.3 mg/dl. I'm in my early twenties. What lifestyle changes do I need to make?
Get the Gout Out.: The first thing that I would do is have a repeat uric acid level done. You seem a little young to fit the profile for gout. Having said that, the uric acid level can not be relied upon to answer the question of gout. That is done by analysis of joint fluid. The reasons for an elevated uric acid are many and since the consequences of can be serious, you really need to be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had kidney failure,K level of 2.0, bad gout /w uric acid level of 15. Now severe fluid retention. How do I get rid of fluid without hurting kidneys?
See details: Ask your nephrologist, not s stranger who cannot examine you. ...Read more
Gout and uric acid 7: The risk of gout rises with height of uric acid level. Values above 5-6 are able to trigger gout. Other variables matter, such as diet, alcohol, joint stress, body weight. Help him modify risk. He can lower uric acid levels and reduce likelihood of further gout. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
What would be the maintenance medicine for gout and elevated uric acid. What would be the dosage and how many times per day?
Can a gout patient with uric acid level 5.8 eat tomato??And what all food items do you suggest??And what about chicken and fish,tea and coffee,etc..
Gout and diet: No particular food is prohibited with gout. Quantity and frequency matter. Be modest with all meat sources. Keep portions small. Minimize red meats and organ meats. Maximize fruit, veggies, and whole grains. Drink plenty of fluid daily. Avoid alcohol. Tomato is fine. Uric acid comes principally from meat sources. ...Read more
Do I have gout? Many years ago i tore the ligaments in my ankle. For the past few years my ankle swells and hurts if i turn it a certain way, out of the blue. My doctor says it's gout, but my uric acid levels always come back in the normal range. I hav
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