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What are some other causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

What are some other causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

Drink, diet, genes: Diets high in purines (especially organ meats), alcohol consumption (especially beer or whiskey), and genetic factors contribute to high uric acid. Some medications elevated uric acid, particularly water pills. ...Read more

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Dr. William Finn
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Hyperuricemia (Definition)

Serum/plasma uric acid levels above 8 mg/dL would be considered hyperuricemia. You may consult these sites for more information on this topic. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003476.htm http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-uric-acid-level/basics/definition/sym-20050607 For 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 ...Read more


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What are causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

What are causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

Hyperuricemia: Hyperuricemia is caused by overproduction by the kidneys or under excretion by the kidneys. Arthritis and gout are not causes of it. Gout is a condition that is the result of hyperuricemia. ...Read more

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What are some causes of hyperuricemia besides gout?

What are some causes of hyperuricemia besides gout?

Other way around: Hyperuricemia causes gout. It is caused by change in production or excretion of urate. Body produces more urate from foods, diseases (psoriasis, cancer, others), alcohol. It excretes less in kidney problems, menopause, and as a side effect of meds like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). There are other causes. Hyperuricemia is not a disease requiring treatment unless one has gout, kidney stones or, some say kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

Many: There are so very many causes of neuropathy that space here would simply not allow. However, the most common causes besides diabetes would include alcoholism, toxicity (seen in patients who have been exposed to heavy metals or chemotherapeutic agents and radiation), nutritional deficiencies, genetic, compression, certain arthridites and many more. Some are never sourced and are called idiopathic. ...Read more

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Aside from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, are there other kinds of arthritis?

Aside from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, are there other kinds of arthritis?

Yes many others: Spondyloarthropaty group which includes: psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis associated to inflammatory bowel diseases. Others: crystalline arthritis: gout and pseudogout. Inflammatory arthritis due to lupus, Sjogrens and MCTD. Arthritis due to infections like septic arthritis or due to Lyme disease. The list does not finish here.... ...Read more

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Besides diabetes, what are some other common diseases and abnormalities of glucose metabolism?

Besides diabetes, what are some other common diseases and abnormalities of glucose metabolism?

Diabetes: Hi. The only things to be concerned with are diabetes and its common precursor, prediabetes. Prediabetes has a very high rate of progression to diabetes. The very (and I mean VERY) rare risk of hypoglycemia in non-diabetics (insulin-producing tumors or beta cell hyperplasia) is so extremely rare that you needn't worry yourself about it. The nonsense "hypoglycemia" diagnosis claimed by many is poop ...Read more

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What are some causes of fibromyalgia?

What are some causes of fibromyalgia?

None: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown although there are theories that abound. We do know that there is an increased sensitivity of nerve endings to pain in patients with this disease. We also do not know why it occurs predominantly in women. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of gout arthritis?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of gout arthritis?

Joint pain, etc.: An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. The joint can be tender, red, warm, or swollen or a combination of these. Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medication. ...Read more

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What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetic?

What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetic?

Multiple: Vitamin deficiencies, with or without alcoholism, lead and other heavy metal poisoning. Autoimmune disease, and some cancers cause neuropathies. ...Read more

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What are the causes of knee arthritis and cure?

What are the causes of knee arthritis and cure?

Many! No : Too many causes, from mechanical to inflammatory. Therefore there is no one cure. First and foremost: the diagnosis for your "knee" problem. Lab tests, x-rays, a thorough history and physical (these are foremost!), can help answer the best approach to treatment! hopefully, your arthritis can be corrected! ...Read more

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How many kinds of arthritis are there?

How many kinds of arthritis are there?

Over 100: Some conditions are joint pain only (osteoarthritis), others have joint pain as part of a systemic process (lupus). Some are curable (certain types of infectious arthritis), some are just treatable (rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more

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What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

Long list: Can be anything-- B12 deficiency, various autoimmune disorders, pinched nerves in the spine for example. You may want to see a neurologist for further evaluation if you have never seen one. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of juvenile arthritis?

What are some symptoms of juvenile arthritis?

Multi system: There are many types of jra all with different signs and symptoms. Symptoms range from joint swelling and pain on 4 or less joints, to multiple joint involvement with pain swelling and redness with fever, organ and eye involvement . There is a form that causes skin rashes similar to psoriasis. ...Read more

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What kinds of treatment are there to elp people with degenerative arthritis in feet?

What kinds of treatment are there to elp people with degenerative arthritis in feet?

Probably podiatrist: Much of foot pain is mechanical in origin and orthoses are often helpful. A podiatrist who is familiar with orthoses would be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or what are some ways to minimize its effect?

Is there any treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or what are some ways to minimize its effect?

Yes : These days if diagnosed and treated early and aggressively the treatments relieve symptoms and help prevent deformed joints and disability. There are now wonderful relatively safe treatments to prevent the dangerous complications of ra. Common treatments include: methotrexate, enbrel, remicade, humira, orencia, (abatacept) rituxan, and actemra. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more