Tagged: uric acid

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Long Term Medication

Medication to help prevent long term repeated attacks Once your flareups have subsided, you may need to consider the following medications to control your uric acid level. These drugs are prescribed by the doctor to you if you have repeated...

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6 Gout Drinks to Avoid

Here are 6 drinks that gout sufferers should avoid. Some of these are obvious but some maybe less obvious as they can be masked as healthy drinks. 1. Beer It should come as no surprise that beer is the most...

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Glycemic Index and Gout

What is Glycemic Index? Glycemic Index (GI) is a measurement carried out on carbohydrate-containing foods and their impact on our blood sugar. GI is a relatively new way of analyzing foods. Previously, most meal plans designed to improve blood sugar...

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Stool analysis, a better approach for gout diagnosis?

The problem Almost all clinical diagnosis of gout requires performing blood tests for blood uric acid concentration. However recent studies suggests that the This is because individuals suffered from gout are frequently in a stressed state, which causes reflective secretion...

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14 Things you may not know about Gout

1. High UA levels don’t always mean Gout While 23 to 34 million Americans have levels, only 8 million actually have gout. Even when a joint suddenly swells and heats up, the only way to know it’s Gout is to...

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Soy milk is a trigger for Gout

What is Soy Milk? Soy Milk originated from China and is created by grinding beans that have been soaked over night. By adding water in the process of grinding these beans, a white liquid that has a similar viscosity to...

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The Four Stages of Gout

Stage 1: Asymptomatic hyperuricemia In this stage, a person has elevated levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia), but no other symptoms. Treatment is usually not required. Stage 2: Acute gout, or acute gouty arthritis In this stage, hyperuricemia...

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Cherry Juice – A Natural Gout Killer

Cherry is a nutritional fruit that contains a number of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals with antioxidant values which helps fight against numerous diseases. There has been two studies conducted separately on the affects of consuming cherries on gout patients. Study...

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Misconceptions regarding Tofu and Gout

ofu has long been a mainstream food in Asian cultures and a staple protein in vegetarian diets. It is not only a major source of proteins but also excellent source of amino acids, iron, and calcium with many health benefits....

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10 Gout Foods to Avoid

If you have gout you have to be watching your diet. Certain foods contains higher concentrations of purine, which when metabolized by your body becomes uric acid. Higher levels of uric acid in your body triggers gout. There is a...