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Why Do I Have High Uric Acid
Depends: Do you have gout? Does it run in your family? If both answers no, then not a lot to worry about unless crazy-high value (that's a medical term). If yes to either or both questions, then should talk to your dr, as can predispose to gout flares / make them worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uric acid: Whether or not you need to lower your uric acid level depends on whether it is causing problems. The main issue with a high uric acid level is the possibility of having gout attacks. If you are not having negative effects from the elevated uric acid then it is called "asymptomatic hyperuricaemia" and it is generally not felt to be necessary to treat it. Follow-up with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more
I have high uric acid levels. I also have only one kidney. I seldom eat red meat. I don't drink. Could there be a connection? I have mild gout.
Medical or psych?: If you have been checked out and don't have any underlying medical conditions that may be causing low energy, then not getting enough sleep, lack of exercise or poor diet may be contributing to low energy levels. Also, depression and/or anxiety can cause feelings of low energy. Consider seeing a psychologist or other qualified mental health professional. ...Read more
Knee pain: Degenerative and traumatic changes of the knee are common. Rest ice and wrap and consider an image or pt if persists. ...Read more
Hey i have high uric acid and i cant take allopurinl as iam lactating! please suggest me what should i do?
Rheumatologist: Please discuss with your rheumatologist. There is not much data about alternatives to be absolutely safe while nursing. ...Read more
I have on/off gout attack for the last. 2 years, my uric acid level is borderline high, i eat meat occasionally but i like fish do much. Any suggestion?
Fish can worsen gout: Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. Achieve ideal wt ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Lower both!: Why is your testosterone high? You didn't mention your gender but you did list several testosterone treatments so if you're taking testosterone and your level is too high, it can also make your hemoglobin (and blood pressure) too high (and lower your hdl). Best solution is to ask your doctor to use less testosterone. You can temporarily lower your hemoglobin via therapeutic phlebotomy. ...Read more
Depends: It's rare that a doc can recommend meds for an asymptomatic patient in good conscience, but dpeending on your other conditions and your overall heart risk, you may be a candidate for a cholesterol med like Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor (statins) which decreases both the cholesterol level itself and the marker of inflammation (the esr). Nothing's free, financially or otherwise so work with your doc to choose. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure, I have diabetes, I have panic attack disorder, I have acid reflex, wanted to know if i can take turmeric pills.
Anti oxidant : Turmeric is hypothesized to have anti oxidant and anti inflammatory qualities and is an ingredient in a lot of ayurvedic medications. It might help in prevention of coronary artery disease and cancer prevention, however there is no data suggesting its use in dm, HTN and acid reflux. It is not used in panic disorder either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I love chocolate soo much but recently my blood show high level of cholesterol.Should i stop having chocolate. What should I do ?
Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate is best. Other chocolate has lots of sugar and milk in it. Your doc will advise you as to what to do about high cholesterol. Change in what you eat can account for 15 - 20 % of the total. Our liver makes most of it. Marine fish oil and/or red yeast rice are natural ways to lower cholesterol but you need to visit a natural doc or a nutritionist who has studied how to do this. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Why do you need to know? Whether you have high or low T, the number isn't nearly as important as how you feel. If you don't feel right because you have symptoms of insufficient (or excess) T, go see your doc and get tested. That's the only way to prove that your numbers are outside normal range. ...Read more
Secondary hyperpara: Hi. Normal serum and ionized calcium in the setting of elevated PTH is called secondary hyperparathyroidism (2-HPT). 2-HPT is NOT a disease of the parathyroids, but is a response of the parathyroids to the threat of low blood calcium. The most common cause is low vitamin D, but other causes such as intestinal malabsorption or a primary renal calcium leak may also cause 2-HPT. See endocrinologist. ...Read more
Reduce carbs: Triglycerides are the result of your liver converting carbohydrates (i.e. Simple sugars, white bread, white pasta, etc.) into a fat. Reduce your consumption of these foods. Eat whole grain when possible. If have hamburgers/hot dogs, don't use buns. Can also use over the counter fish oils directed on the bottle. ...Read more
I have chronic kidney disease, what can I do to prevent my potassium levels from getting too high?
Low K diet: Potassium is a chemical element that is needed for many metabolic processes like cellular function in the human body. People with ckd are at risk for developing higher levels of potassium because the damaged kidney can not excrete as much potassium as a normal kidney. Should try to avoid high potassium foods like bananas, tomatoes or orange juice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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