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How to lower my uric acid level?

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Published At April 4, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am suffering from gout - podagra for the past 16 years. I cannot maintain a constant diet because every local doctor prescribes differently. Have many wens around the body. My uric acid level is higher than normal (800). I am taking medicines named Colchicine and Diclofenac. For the last three months I cannot lower my uric acid level and even after every meal I am getting inflammation of the joints. Please help.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

First of all do not worry and send all the scanned pictures of investigations done so far and a fresh KFT (kidney function test) report, BP (blood pressure), complete sugar profile, x-ray picture of the joints, and the list of complete drugs used so far. Start tablet Wysolone 20 mg (Prednisolone) two times a day for 10 days and tablet Febutaz 40 mg(Febuxostat) two times a day for 15 days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her, and take the medicine with consent. Try to lose weight by lifestyle modification and stop smoking and alcohol.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

What kind of diet should I follow?

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I am giving you a complete diet plan to the best of my knowledge. But, I would advise you to stick to the dietary plan and get your serum uric acid levels checked regularly every month. Avoid alcohol, smoking, seafood, coffee, and cakes. Try to keep saturated fatty acid as low as possible. Eat more and more fresh fruits and vegetables (beans) and lentils as they are good sources of protein. Eat complex carbohydrates which help in preventing constipation and normalize your bowel habit. Drink more water and juices. But, avoid sweets and keep a check on your sugar level and BP regularly.

Thank you.

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Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava
Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

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