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Supplement To Reduce Uric Acid
I workout at the gym every day. I take protein supplements and 10 egg whites and skimmed milk for protein. My uric acid is high. How to reduce it.
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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.?
I had high level of uric acid and pain in my toes area. Is there any supplements that can help to lower it? Thank you.
I have high uric acid issue. I want to for for BCAA supplement. Wanted to know that BCAA can increase the risk of gout and increases the uric acid?
BCAAs and gout:
There are so many "supplements" on the market to "enhance" performance, it is no wonder this is a multibillion dollar industry. While BCAAs don't necessarily increase uric acid, and recent studies have shown they may decrease plasma uric, they are exorbitantly expensive. Best to get BCAAs from whey, and milk proteins, beef, chicken, fish, soy proteins, eggs, baked beans,
whole wheat, brown rice, ...Read more
I've read articles online that taking vitamin C and cherry supplements can help to lower uric acid in my body. Is it true? Thank you.
Bi-lateral Knee pain. My uric acid was at 10.7 mg/dl but no swelling or redness. I have to take allopurinol for a month. Can I replace with supplements?
Elevated uric acid-: - (gout), runs in families if you have minimal symptoms consider yourself lucky. The potential is there for a full blown gouty attack. Even a short lived attack can damage joints. I had an acute attack in my toe from onset 2 end of it was 8 hours. Ruined through metatarsal pylangeal joint & had surgery on it. I take allopurinol every day since, no trouble. Stopping it sets you up for this 2 occur. ...Read more
Do Zoloft (sertraline) or ritalin or omega 3 supplements or vitamin B12 affect uric acid level in blood?
No: No they do not. Why would you care anyway? ...Read more
Diet and medications: Uric acid is a natural digestive product of protein eating less protein, especially red meat and shellfish is helpful alcohol also is important as it directly inhibits the kidney from excreting uric acid so avoiding alcohol intake is important. Certain medications, like water pills, can raise uric acid levels, if possible avoid their use. Lastly, there are medications like allopurinol or culprit t ...Read more
It depends: If you do not have gout there is no reason to do anything. If you do have a history of gout or kidney stones, Allopurinol is the drug of choice for most. Regardless of what other docs may tell you, studies have clearly shown that diets and high water intake have only minimal effect on serum uric acid levels. ...Read more
Why bother?: There are a few reasons that I can think of for lowering serum uric acid: to treat gout and uric acid kidney stones. When some types of cancer are treated, there is a complication called tumor lysis syndrome. In that setting medication is given to prevent a sudden elevation of uric acid. However I cannot think of a reason to quickly lower serum uric acid. ...Read more
Not exactly: There are many (at least 180) homeopathic medicines which can help symptoms of gout. However, they don't work by directly reducing uric acid levels in blood. Instead they work by stimulating your healing system to correct itself, allowing the symptoms to calm down. Sometimes uric acid levels will corroborate this, but it's not the primary effect. ...Read more
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Hello, my dad is of age 52 he has seen recently high tryglocide cholestrol levels of nearly 500 and high uric acid to. Can you guide how to reduce it?
Is medicine for gout the same medicine used to help reduce your uric acid levels? I've had gout attacks before and feel that the onset of gout a lot quicker nowadays due to what a think is a high baseline level of uric acid in my system. Is this allevaite
It depends: Medications to reduce the uric acid level (allopurinol, febuxostat) are an important part of gout treatment to prevent future flares because uric acid is the cause of gout. However, they do not reduce the inflammation of active flares. To do that your doctor will prescribe an antiinflammatory such as colchicine, prednisone, or an nsaid. ...Read more
It depends: Reasons to be treated for high uric acid include at least 2 flares of gout per year, or a history of uric acid kidney stones. If there is no gout or kidney stones, treatment for high uric acid is usually not necessary. If there is a reason to treat, Allopurinol is the drug of choice. Febuxostat is a newer, more expensive option if Allopurinol is not effective or there is an allergy. ...Read more
Colchicine: Colchicine (C) reduces uric acid levels in patients who do not excrete a normal amount in their urine, under-excretrs. C increases the urinary output of uric acid (U), lowering U levels in those persons. If one is an over-producer or normal producer of U, C will be of no use. You can reduce U by staying well hydrated and by avoid eating organ meats, such as liver. ...Read more
My creatinine level is 2.9 and uric acid 11.27 if I drink boiled parsley daily this will help to reduce the cretinine or not?
High creatinine: You should see a nephrologist to find out why your creatinine (c) and uric acid (ua) levels are high. You will need a 24 hour collection of urine for a c clearance, protein and ua evaluation. This will give you an idea of your kidney function and how much ua is in your urine. You may also need a renal ultrasound to get an idea of the size and shape of your kidneys. Parsley will not help you here. ...Read more
How can one reduce Uric acid...is there a medicine or any lifestyle change to keep it in range. If its high will it damage kidneys...thanks?
Yes and no: The are medications to reduce it depending on your evaluation. We often treat it when you have gout attacks which are due to high uric acid levels which percipitate in the joitns. High uric acid does also caus e kidney stones. There is some data to correlate with cardiovascular meidcal risks to elevate uric aicd but we often do not treat the elevated uric acid alone. These are issues to d ...Read more
Uric acid diet: Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using white fish and egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down. ...Read more
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