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How to control uric acid levels? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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User:hello doctor, how to control Uric acid levels?
Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
User:Other day, I had some Pork from a chinese restaurent
User:and next day I suffered due to this
User:happens even when I have beer
Doctor:Do you mean your uric acid levels went up?
User:good morning Doctor
Doctor:Have you checked the levels?
User:I had a chat with a doc and he told me this may be due to uric acid level going up
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:It is true that uric acid levels can increase with increase consumption of proteins.
Doctor:However many individuals with hyperuricemia are usually asymptomatic.
User:so no symptoms?
Doctor:If you have developed any symptoms such as joint pains, kidney pains, difficulty to pass urine, blood in urine
Doctor:you would need to do some tests that include serum uric acid levels.
Doctor:If high uric acid level is confirmed on test
User:i do get joint pains, none of the other...
Doctor:we can control it by means of drugs.
Doctor:Common medication that is used is allopurinol.
Doctor:Other drugs like probenecid can be used in treating high uric acid levels.
User:for me this happens only when I have beer or when I eat pork
User:i am perfectly normal and in perfect shape, cycle to work etc.
Doctor:I understand your concern and as discussed gout / high uric acid may be a cause.
Doctor:However this needs to be confirmed with tests before starting the treatment.
Doctor:So it would be ideal to get the serum uric acid levels tested.
User:any over the counter drug I can take?
Doctor:We can initiate treatment through your local doctor after reviewing the report.
User:it just lasts a day
Doctor:You can try over the counter pain killers during acute painful situation.
User:if untreated will it lead to any complication?
Doctor:Uricosuric drugs are suggested upon confirmation.
Doctor:As I mentioned most often high uric acids is associated with no symptoms.
Doctor:A few develop gout (swollen joints with pain).
Doctor:and renal problems.
Doctor:The condition usually is short lived and disappear with time and treatment.
User:ok doctor, so pain killer can be crocin pain relief?
Doctor:Rarely such conditions can become chronic which can interfere with activities.
Doctor:Yes. you can try crocin pain relief during acute pain
Doctor:and get the blood test done.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:yes I did
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:none doc, you answered... only one thing, can I get the name of some low intensity drug which I can take other than pain killer?
Doctor:Treatment of high uric acid levels consists of 2 things
Doctor:1. Treating the symptoms.
Doctor:The pain killers can take care of it.
Doctor:They are given as per the needs of the patient
User:ok doc, thats it. Thanks a lot, have a good day and bye for now
Doctor:2. Controlling the levels. It is necessary that you know your levels before commencing on the medications
Doctor:Hence do get the levels before starting on any uricosuric drugs.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:Hope it is clear.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:yes, it is, thanks a ton
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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