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High uric acid level. Do I need medication ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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User:Good afternoon,Yesterday I had a medical check up and my uric acid levels are 8.9 and triglyceride levels are 260,my age is 32,did I had to take any meditation
Doctor:Do you mean meditation or medicine?
User:sorry medication
Doctor:Ok we need to investigate further the need reason for high uric acid
Doctor:Was it a routine medical check up?
Doctor:do you take any medication for anything else>
User:yes it was a biannual medical check up
Doctor:260 mg/dl Triglycerides does not indicate medication
Doctor:we need to look into total lipid profile
Doctor:What is your age, weight?
Doctor:Do you have a family history of heart disease?
User:HDL is 39,LDL is 119,VDL IS 52,AGE IS 32,WEIGHT IS 86,My father got a heart attack at the age of 70 and my brother got a heart attack at the age of 36
Doctor:ok others
Doctor:Ok this found
Doctor:the others are within limits
Doctor:so you just have to go on life style modification
Doctor:Restrict your diet
Doctor:increase the vegetables and fruit
Doctor:YOu probably should take Dietitians plan
Doctor:exercise - 5 hours per week
Doctor:Once you have all this in place and follow it religiously your triglycerides can come down
Doctor:You can retest in 6 months
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:When I wake up I have a joint pain
Doctor:You need to keep a watch on the uric acid levels though it is not high now
Doctor:Follow these lifestyle changes and repeat the test in 6 months time
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:do you have more queries?
Doctor:Bye for now
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