Uric acid increased? Beware of gout

The development of gout can be roughly divided into four stages clinically. From asymptomatic uric acid increase to gout attack, to severe joint damage and kidney function damage. At present, there are still many gout patients who do not pay enough attention to gout, believing that gout only causes unbearable joint pain when it breaks out, and there is no what harm when it does not break out. This idea is totally wrong. Let’s understand the development process of gout step by step, and we can also preliminarily judge which period we belong to. The first stage: hyperuricemia stage In this period, the population did not show clinical symptoms of gout except for the increase of blood uric acid. Many Read More …

If you want to reduce uric acid, please drink more water first.

Kidney is the organ that excretes urine, and uric acid is dissolved in urine. The more urine the patient excretes, the more uric acid will be excreted from the body. If you want to urinate more, what should you do? The answer is to drink more water. Ensure adequate urine volume Gout patients should pay special attention to the intake of sufficient water. If your water intake is insufficient, the urine volume will decrease and the concentration of dissolved uric acid in urine will increase, which is easy to form urinary calculi in the urinary tract. As long as your renal function and cardiac function level are normal, after you absorb enough water, the urine volume will also increase, the Read More …

These eight tests are especially important for gout patients

Gout patients often have such questions: I have had gout for some years. When I don’t go to the hospital to see a doctor, I also came here to take painkillers myself. How can the doctor prescribe so many examinations for me as soon as I go to the hospital? Today’s article is to solve everyone’s doubts and let patients know what tests doctors will do when evaluating gout. 1. Detection of serum uric acid In previous articles, we mentioned many times that high uric acid is the basic condition for causing gout attacks, so the determination of blood uric acid is very important for the diagnosis and evaluation of gout and the evaluation of the therapeutic effect of lowering Read More …

Why do you still have gout attacks when you take uric acid-lowering drugs?

Uric acid reduction therapy can be called a milestone in the management of chronic gout. Effective control of uric acid levels can reduce the risk of acute gout attacks. However, in the initial stage of starting uric acid reduction treatment, the onset of acute gout tends to increase, resulting in some patients stopping drugs without authorization due to fear of pain or conscious ineffective treatment. However, this is not the case. Let’s look at the following: Why can gout attack occur in the process of reducing uric acid? We know that excessive uric acid load in the body will cause uric acid crystals to deposit around joints, thus causing the onset of acute or chronic gouty arthritis. Let’s make an Read More …

Does gout medicine need to be taken for life?

Readers who often pay attention to gout doctors (WeChat public number: tfyisheng) are already familiar with some commonly used gout treatment drugs, and probably know which kinds of drugs should be used to relieve pain and reduce uric acid in acute gout attacks. Then, there is another question that everyone is very concerned about: should these drugs be taken for life? How long does it take to use drugs for acute attacks? I believe everyone already knows that when acute gout attacks, you can choose symptomatic and analgesic drugs, such as colchicine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, glucocorticoid, or sodium bicarbonate, which helps alkalize urine, etc. Since it is used during the onset of acute gout, the time of medication should be Read More …

Ask your doctor questions about high uric acid

With the improvement of living standards, more and more people find that they have high uric acid. Conservative estimates show that at present there are about 120 million hyperuricemia patients in our country, accounting for about 10% of the total population. The high incidence age is middle-aged and elderly men and postmenopausal women. However, in recent years, the trend of rising uric acid among young people is also increasing. Many people have many questions about high uric acid. Therefore, Dr. Clove specially invited Dr. Liu Lei from the Department of Rheumatology of Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University to answer everyone’s doubts. At present, the activity is over. Thank you for your active participation. The following is a wonderful question Read More …

Uric acid is high, gout, will you say goodbye to seafood?

People suffering from gout or elevated uric acid often hear doctors say: “You can’t eat seafood in the future”. This is really a bolt from the blue for the eaters. Have you ever felt that your life is bleak from now on? However, things are not so absolute. Today we will have a good talk about seafood and gout. Before that, review the relationship between uric acid rise and diet with Dr. Clove. Causes of Uric Acid Elevation The core link of gout and hyperuricemia is the increase of uric acid level in the body. The reasons are nothing more than the following two points: Excessive production of uric acid and reduced excretion of uric acid Uric acid is the Read More …

Uric acid is high, do you want to take medicine?

Rheumatologists or endocrinologists often meet patients who come to consult with physical examination reports in outpatient clinics, and a large part of this is due to the increase of uric acid in blood biochemical indexes. Some patients may ask: Doctor, my uric acid is high, is it gout? Do you want to take medicine? Some people will ask: Doctor, my uric acid has always been high, but I have never had arthralgia. Do you want to treat it? Then, this article will introduce to you the relationship between hyperuricemia and gout, and whether hyperuricemia should be treated or not. Is what hyperuricemia? Excessive production of uric acid in the body or decreased uric acid excretion function in the kidney may Read More …

Can sodium bicarbonate tablets treat gout?

Friends with gout should not be unfamiliar with sodium bicarbonate. When the pain is acute, doctors often prescribe sodium bicarbonate tablets for oral administration. Therefore, some [old gout] patients think that sodium bicarbonate tablets can treat gout and belong to uric acid-lowering drugs. In addition, people often hear that gout patients should drink more soda water. So, can sodium bicarbonate tablets treat gout? Can you reduce uric acid? Is soda water and sodium bicarbonate linked to what? Is soda water when sodium bicarbonate tablets are dissolved in water? Not all soda water contains sodium bicarbonate Soda water sold on the market is divided into natural soda water and synthetic soda water. Natural soda water contains many ingredients, including sodium bicarbonate. Read More …

A New Gout Drug-[Feibuxostat] or [Feibuxotan]?

Gout, as an ancient chronic disease, has been recorded as early as more than 2000 BC, and many dignitaries have suffered from gout in history. Although people have realized that gout has been a disease for a long time and are constantly studying treatment methods, there are still few [weapons] available at present.