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Is gout a symptom of CKD or does it cause ckd?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Wechsler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
4 doctors agree

In brief: Either is possible

Gout with accompanying hyperuricemia can cause kidney disease (uric acid nephropathy).
It can also be due to kidney disease, as a decline in kidney function is often associated with increased uric acid levels. Anyone with gout should have there kidney function checked regularly. A nephrologist is usually skilled to detect which is the primary disorder.

In brief: Either is possible

Gout with accompanying hyperuricemia can cause kidney disease (uric acid nephropathy).
It can also be due to kidney disease, as a decline in kidney function is often associated with increased uric acid levels. Anyone with gout should have there kidney function checked regularly. A nephrologist is usually skilled to detect which is the primary disorder.
Dr. Eric Wechsler
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Neither

Gout is caused by either producing too much uric acid or not peeing out enough uric acid.
The excess then crystalized into your joints, causing the pain and swelling. You can have gout with healthy kidneys and ckd without gout.

In brief: Neither

Gout is caused by either producing too much uric acid or not peeing out enough uric acid.
The excess then crystalized into your joints, causing the pain and swelling. You can have gout with healthy kidneys and ckd without gout.
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David Miller
So long as your creatinine is stable then you likely ok. Just make sure you're following this with your doc.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

There is some data on high uric acid level and chronic kidney disease; treating high uric acid level even without gout is shown to be beneficial.

In brief: Possible

There is some data on high uric acid level and chronic kidney disease; treating high uric acid level even without gout is shown to be beneficial.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Dr. Visala Nanduri
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Gout is not a symptom of chronic renal failure.
Ch. Renal failure can rarely occur after many years of gout/ high uric acid levels by causing kidney stones.

In brief: No

Gout is not a symptom of chronic renal failure.
Ch. Renal failure can rarely occur after many years of gout/ high uric acid levels by causing kidney stones.
Dr. Visala Nanduri
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Gout and CKD

Gout may be an independent risk factor for CKD and CKD can result in increased uric acid see http://www.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23543594 http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/gout-management-in-patients-with-ckd/article/315693/

In brief: Gout and CKD

Gout may be an independent risk factor for CKD and CKD can result in increased uric acid see http://www.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23543594 http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/gout-management-in-patients-with-ckd/article/315693/
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