An increase in the levels of uric acid is known as hyperuricemia. Uric acid is a waste product produced by the digested foods containing purines. The accumulation of excess uric acid results in gout, an increased accumulation of urate crystals in the body is seen. The urine and blood become more acidic. Hypothyroidism, kidney diseases, and diabetes are some diseases that cause high uric acid levels in the body.
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I have been suffering from pain in my left leg for a month, but now I experience pain in my right leg too. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 67-year-old male, and for the last two weeks, I have been suffering from heavy pain in my right leg for the last one month. I suffered from extreme left leg foot swelling, and my uric acid level was high. Accordingly, the doctor has done treatment, and now my left leg has little pa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I am sorry you are experiencing pain in your right leg. It is good that your uric acid levels have decreased after making dietary changes and receiving treatment for the left leg swelling. Regarding shifting pain from the left to the right... Read Full »
Should I be worried about the side effects of diuretics on kidneys?
Query: Hi doctor, Three months ago, I had a heart attack. Then, I went through angioplasty with stenting. Post heart attack, I was diagnosed with moderate systolic HF with EF at 35%. Currently, I am on Clavix, Rozucor 10 mg, Tide 5 mg, Metocard-XL, Planep 25 mg and Telma 20 mg. I am improving well. My EF ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your concerns. After thorough review of your health query, I want to answer those questions. Do not be overconscious regarding the issue of the lipid profile. It seems to be fine to go with this. Keep taking healthy diet. Your profile is not too low t... Read Full »
Uric acid is 7.5. Please suggest a medicine.
Query: Hello doctor,My uric acid is 7.5. Please suggest me a medicine. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns. Your uric acid level falls within the normal range for female patients (the normal range is between 2.5-7.5 mg/dL). I think Fabulas 40 (Febuxostat) you are taking is taking good control ... Read Full »
Uric acid is increasing. Can I shift to Aldactone from HCTZ?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a hypertensive 31-year-old. ECG, TMT normal, echo normal except mild concentric LVH. On Telmisartan/ Amlodipine (80/5) at night and Amlodipine/Hydrochlorothiazide (5/12.5) in morning. HCTZ was started one month back but after monitoring Na, K are alright but uric acid is on the i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I agree with you that Hydrochlorothiazide increases uric acid levels, while Amlodipine may increase the leg swelling (peripheral edema). Coming to this point, Aldactone can be added to your therapy, but it has a weak antihypertensive effect and it may lead to high pota... Read Full »
Can I take Mobizox for foot pain?
Query: Hello doctor, My brother, who is 36 years old, has a lot of pain in the ball of right foot. It is like a sharp pain both on the foot as well as in the toes. He is overweight with 98 kg and he is of height 5 feet 7 inches. He is taking NAC 75 painkiller. But, the pain comes back once he stops eat... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gout is a condition with elevated uric acid levels. It commonly affects great toe rather than ball of foot.Is your brother's great toe swollen along with the pain in the ball of the toe? How long he has been suffering from the pain?Since when he is aware of his uric ac... Read Full »
My serum uric acid levels are high. Can I take Neurobion Forte? Will it increase my serum uric acid levels?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing the following symptoms for the past 15 days. Feet pain, occasional finger bone pain, radiating bone pain, occasional cold feet, occasional abdominal cramping, or a feeling of pressure in the abdomen. I had ureteroscopy for my right proximal ureter stone removal a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. I have seen all the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I will answer your queries step by step. 1. Can I take Neurobion forte (daily one at night)? And... Read Full »
Are there any problems in my routine health checkup reports?
Query: Hello doctor,I have no issues as such but not feeling fit. I am more concerned about my health. I would like to know whether my routine checkup results are alright or not. I have no symptoms of any kind. I have taken ayurveda treatment for SGPT, SGOT, and high protein. I am attaching my reports for ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and came across a few significant values. Elevated uric acid can increase the risk of kidney stones and joint pains. I would suggest you have plenty of water and avoid having non-vegetarian foo... Read Full »
How are elevated homocysteine and uric acid levels treated?
Query: Hi doctor, My homocysteine level is 65 mcmol/L. Vitamin D and SGPT values are 7.72 ng/mL and 70 units respectively. I also have higher uric acid levels. I have attached my reports. Please suggest further treatment plan. Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). You have low vitamin B12, low vitamin D and slightly high uric acid levels. A high value of homocysteine could be due to the low level of vitamin D. The possible cause can be nutrition rel... Read Full »
Are my kidneys damaged if I have high uric acid and albumin levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male with a BMI of 26. During a recent health checkup of blood and urine, the following readings were observed. I have mentioned only the ones who have the higher readings. Protein 1+ detected in dipstick, serum uric acid at 9.2 mg/dL, MPV at 12.5 fL, FBS at 112 mg/... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The main problem is with the serum lipid profile which is HDL (high-density lipoprotein), LDH (lactate dehydrogenase), cholesterol, serum uric acid, urine albumin-creatinine ratio whic... Read Full »
Are my reports all right after bariatric surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I had gastric sleeve surgery around 1.5 years ago. I have lost around 55 kg till now and now, my weight is 68 kg. I have not followed the dietary recommendations and vitamin and calcium supplements prescribed by the doctor for quite a long time. Now, I am in poor... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My first step is to congratulate you for a definite action towards your health as the bariatric surgery. Also, you have achieved a great weight reduction with it which needs appreciation too. I understand that you have not been following the diet and just accept the fa... Read Full »