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What Products Do You Recommend For Gout And Have They Worked
Not!: Antiinflammatory drugs and low dose colchicine, before starting Allopurinol to lower uric acid or the new drug uloric. Of course dietary changes help, ie. Lower etoh consumption, no crash diets ( ketosis in urine raises uric acid). Finally, corticosteroid injection in an inflammed joint offers quick relief, but cannot replace the above. I frequently give patient one probeneccid/colchicine, 1/da. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid....: Organ meats, red meat in general, excessive alcohol, and several other things. Cherry juice helps. However, even implementing these, in my opinion the effects are modest and result in life-style changes that can be large. Reducing etoh and not-eating organ meats are good ideas unto themselves. But the majority of people with increased urate: 1/3 under secrete: 1/3 over-produce; and 1/3 both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes......: However there are other medicines that may be better. Treatment of an acute gouty flare is different that that for prevention of these. See your primary care doctor to see what medicine or combinations of medicine is best for you. ...Read more
Not sure: Don;t think there is anything- outside of homeopathic or vitamin store products. Can;t vouch for their effectiveness. I';m sure if you have been diagnosed, you physician reminded you about which foods, drink, etc you should avoid. This is a good start to reducing your uric acid levels. ...Read more
In taking colchicine for gout, does it work immediately or will it take a few days to help? Thanks
Patient specific: Ultimately it's the one that reduces the accumulation of uric acid in your system. Depending on how long the disease has been present and how much damage has occurred secondarily in the joints will influence the treatments effectiveness. Treatments typically start with diet and then a combination of medications that will reduce the accumulation and aid with the excretion of uric acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varied: There are many different treatments for the various pasts of gouty arthritis. For the acute attacks the inflammation can be treated with colchicine, anti-inflammatory medications( like ibuprofen) or steroids. Other medications may be used to lower the uric acid levels in the blood - like Allopurinol or uloric- for more chronic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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