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What Foods Or Over The Counter Drugs Reduce The Level Of Uric Acid In The Body
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
Experimenting edema on legs and burning sensation all over my body. Uric acid level is 7.1. How to reduce the symptoms? I have CKD.
LE edema, CKD: If you have edema you may be fluid overloaded. Usually an increase in BUN (urea) which occurs in CKD causes itching but your burning may be a variation. Uric acid (not the same as urea) of 7 is upper limits, the edema is the real issue Call your renal doctor today or go to ER as you may need a water pill / IV to get the fluid off. Check CMP, and U/A as you may be spilling protein due to CKD. ...Read more
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
Uric acid RX: 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 - if you incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down. Allopurinol and febuxostat are RX ...Read more
Hyperuricemia: High uric acid (hyperuricemia), can occur from many conditions; chemotherapy for cancer is often assoc. With hyperuricemia. Alcohol intake can lead to hyperuricemia. Symptoms vary from none to acute joint pain from gout (which is exquisitely tender!). Kidney stones from uric acid can lead to urine infection and severe pain. The Am. College Rheumatology advises ideal uric acid as ...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 uric acid level is 8.8 mg/dl. Should I make any restrictions in food? If that then please guide which foods should I ignore
Elevated Uric acid: Uric acid elevation is a marker of increased cv risk, uric acid kidney stones and gout. If you have not had the latter 2 no treatment is rec'd. It can also be elevated with diuretics. Alcohol, organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, dried beans, dried peas, mushrooms and others can raise levels. It is usually hereditary disorder of too much production or decreased renal elimination of u.A. ...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
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
If it inhibits Uric acid, which the body needs to a certain extent, will the body be deprived of the required amount of Uric acid? I gave heard of people on this drug loosing muscles. Is it true? Tks,
Uric acid is a waste product of protein metabolism in your body. It serves no purpose, nutritional or otherwise. If your body can not excreted properly or its overproduced/over accumulated, it can cause four. Meds are designed to excrete or keep you from accumulating it.
Meds can have side effects if not properly taken, prescribed and/or monitored.
No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of sugar and vitamin b1, which works closely with magnesium would be more likely to help rather than b6. Avoidance of sugar may be a key factor. ...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
My father creatinine level-1.4, uric acid-7.7, albumin trace. Is this a PROBLEM, if so what diet and drug should be followed?
Evaluating lab results without knowing medical history and medications is imprecise. Creatinine 1.4 may or may not indicate mild renal impairment. More precise test is estimated GFR. Trace albumin may indicate microvascular
changes in glomeruli, especially if diabetic. Uric acid 7.7 is slightly elevated>>Rx= wt. Loss, reduce alcohol, increase low fat dairy, reduce meat, increase complex carbs ...Read more