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I want to know my options for treating hyperuricemia?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Diet and meds

First thing to do is change your diet.
You need to decrease or eliminate foods that are high in purines that can lead to elevated uric acid levels. These foods includebut are not limited to beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages. Red meats, shellfish particularly shrimp, beans. If your uric acid is quite elevated there are medications for the condition, so speak with your physician.

In brief: Diet and meds

First thing to do is change your diet.
You need to decrease or eliminate foods that are high in purines that can lead to elevated uric acid levels. These foods includebut are not limited to beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages. Red meats, shellfish particularly shrimp, beans. If your uric acid is quite elevated there are medications for the condition, so speak with your physician.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Thanks! That is probably the best option.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: There are several.

Depending on why you have hyperuricemia, you may need many treatments or none at all.
If you have no symptoms, like gout, no treatment is needed. If you suffer from acute gouty arthritis, you may need drugs like analgesics, colchicine, and Allopurinol to lower your uric acid levels. Allopurinol should not be started during a gouty attack. Probenecid can be used to increase uric acid excretion.

In brief: There are several.

Depending on why you have hyperuricemia, you may need many treatments or none at all.
If you have no symptoms, like gout, no treatment is needed. If you suffer from acute gouty arthritis, you may need drugs like analgesics, colchicine, and Allopurinol to lower your uric acid levels. Allopurinol should not be started during a gouty attack. Probenecid can be used to increase uric acid excretion.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Diet and drugs

Losing weight, diet low in sea food, meats, alcohol, and fat may help.
There are drug treatments that influence production and excretion of uric acid as well as controlling the inflammation associated with tissue deposits of uric acid.

In brief: Diet and drugs

Losing weight, diet low in sea food, meats, alcohol, and fat may help.
There are drug treatments that influence production and excretion of uric acid as well as controlling the inflammation associated with tissue deposits of uric acid.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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