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I am having a gout attack that is in its ninth day. I have "moderate" kidney dysfunction (Creatinine of 1.55 aprox). Can I use Ibuprofen? What else?

I am having a gout attack that is in its ninth day. I have "moderate" kidney dysfunction (Creatinine of 1.55 aprox). Can I use Ibuprofen? What else?

Avoid ibuprofen: We usually recommend to stay away from ibuprofen and similar medications with your level of kidney function. Unfortunately other treatment options are prescription only. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can gout attack shoulders?

Can gout attack shoulders?

Gout can...: Gout or acute gouty arthritis can affect many joints, but most often involves the lower extremity, particularly the great toe. Shoulder is infrequent but possible. ...Read more

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Tired of gout attacks. Any cure?

Tired of gout attacks. Any cure?

Control is possible: You need an evaluation to define the correct diagnosis and if it is gout you need long term therapy to lower the uric acid in your blood - ideally below 6 mg. Life style changes may also help. While anti-inflammatory medications can stop acute attacks, and Colchicine can help prevent attacks and sometimes used to treat acute attacks - you need urate lowering therapy long term. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee increase the severity of a gout attack?

Does drinking coffee increase the severity of a gout attack?

No: Coffee should not have an effect on the gout attack. There has been some evidence that coffee can decrease your risk of future attacks. ...Read more

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For a healthy 36 year old, after gout attack has resolved, can colchicine (alone) be taken to prevent future attacks and how much and for how long?

For a healthy 36 year old, after gout attack has resolved, can colchicine (alone) be taken to prevent future attacks and how much and for how long?

Colchicine is rough!: For the long term, Allopurinol is preferred for the prevention of gout attacks. Colchicine is a bit too powerful to be used in the long term. It has too many side effects. ...Read more

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I am having chrounic gout but recently had a attack afICINter a duration of 10 years or so. pl suggest me the BEST PROVEN MEDICINE in Allopathy or preferably in HOMEOPATHY for immediate relief.A lso suggest best diet to avoid GOUT attack. th

I am having chrounic gout but recently had a               attack afICINter a duration of 10 years or so. pl suggest me the BEST PROVEN MEDICINE in Allopathy or preferably in HOMEOPATHY for immediate relief.A lso suggest best diet to avoid GOUT attack. th

Get a Consult.: There are far too many options and consideration that are available for the treatment of gout. It is simply to much to discuss with the limited space available. You need to consult one of the many specialists who are experienced with the effective treatment of long term gout. ...Read more

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Gout pain attack?

They work: I've treated acute gouty attacks for almost 30 years and used judiciously, Colchicine and intraarticular steroid injections do work...Much better in fact than nsaids. And there is some research to indicate that the reason gout attacks the peripheral joints first is the lower temperature so heat may work when cold doesn't. ....Just my 2 cents. ...Read more

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What triggers a gout attack?

Elevated Uric acid: Which canbe from overproducing it or under excreting it. Food or medication is usually inciting factor. ...Read more

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What triggers a gout attack?

Purine rich foods: Gout can be triggered by purine rich foods, diuretics or alcohol. It causes the body to have an increase in uric acid resulting from too much production or inability for the body to rid uric acid properly. ...Read more

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How to stop reoccuring gout attacks?

Medication: You may need to see your pcp for testing and then to be placed on a long term medicine to control uric acid such as uloric or alopurinol. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more