I'm not sure, but I think you are supposed to cut down or stop eating cheese. I know I heard it somewhere, probably either from my mom, the RN or from a news show. Or my late grandpa-he used to get all these newsletters from the Mayo Clinic.
Oh crap my bad! I just read on the internet that drinking pee is bad for the grout!
It is caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood
Don'r drink pee.Quote:
Most uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys, where it passes out in urine
Husband has gout...diagnosed in his mid 40's so it's not just OLD people (okay, depends on how you define OLD people!). He was given Colchicine for it.
It's a type of arthritis.Quote:
Gout is caused by having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. This may occur if:
Your body makes too much uric acid
Your body has a hard time getting rid of uric acid
If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals form. These crystals cause the joint to swell up and become inflamed.
The exact cause is unknown. Gout may run in families. It is more common in men, in women after menopause, and those who drink alcohol. People who take certain medicines, such as hydrochlorothiazide and other water pills, may have higher levels of uric acid in the blood.
The condition may also develop in people with:
Sickle cell anemia and other anemias
Leukemia and other blood cancers
The condition may occur after taking medicines that interfere with the removal of uric acid from the body.
Hubby has lost almost 130 lbs....and his gout has receded. He no longer needs the medication for it.
I read that cherry juice will stop gout attacks and keep them away, so I go to the store and they have no fresh cherries or cherry juice.
They had cranberry cherry juice and dehydrated cherry juice infused cranberries, so I buy a gallon and a half of the juice and a bag of the cherry cranberries.
Adam tells me in the thread they told him absolutely no cranberries with gout........... I drank a half gallon of the cranberry cherry juice and half the bag of cranberries already so now I can hardly walk, crap!!
The doc gave me diclofenac sodium, pain is almost gone and I can walk.