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Hyperuricemia; treatment indications beyond gout? by Matt S. Posted Mon 23 May 2011 12:22pm What do you do when a patient with long standing CKD happens to have a uric acid level of 10mg/dl but has never had gout? Do you treat?Hyperuricemia occurs when an imbalance exists between uric acid production, which is mainly due to purine metabolism, and uric acid excretion. Humans lack the enzyme uricase which is responsible for converti ... Read on »
Allopurinol lowers high blood pressure in young patients by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 16 Sep 2008 7:23am JAMA - The gout medication, allopurinol, which lowers uric acid levels, appears to reduce blood pressure in adolescents with newly diagnosed hypertension, according to a preliminary report in the August 27, 2008 issue of JAMA. Hypertension is commonly associated with hyperuricemia (elevated blood level of uric acid, a by-product of normal ch ... Read on »
"This article is pure class… By ... by Raw Cuisine Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:29pm “This article is pure class… By the way since eating the way i do now , i don’t even think about weight or eating too much - it’s become beautifully self- regulating - previous to that, since a teenager i had had a sense of having to take care not to eat too much” Thursday, March 06, 2008 by: Andreas Moritz All sales help fund N ... Read on »
Allopurinol for chronic kidney disease by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 12 Jun 2010 12:00am - Allopurinol, a drug commonly used to treat gout, may help maintain kidney disease patients’ health, according to an analysis appearing in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The research is the f ... Read on »
Dear Mark: Risk of Gout? by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 23 Apr 2012 7:53am Every so often, a health malady arises that seems to clash with Primal living. And when a doctor brings it up, or a family member with intimate knowledge of the illness expresses concern, it can be intimidating and troubling. We’ve all heard how we’ll suffer heart attacks , diabetes , ketoacidosis , lowered marathon performance, kidney disease ... Read on »
Would Mediterranean Diet Benefit Elderly? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 Sep 2013 10:29pm Mediterranean diet is a nutritional recommendation that is built on high proportion of olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains and fish. It follows closely the traditional dietary patterns of people living in the areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea including Greece, southern Italy and Spain, and is also characterized by a ... Read on »
Gout and Herbal Remedies by OCnaturaldoc Health Maven Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Herbal remedies for Gout have become very popular in recent years. Two of the most asked about herbal remedies for gout are Vitamin C and Black Cherry Juice. The main reasons for the popularity of natural/herbal remedies is that traditional Gout medications may not be effective, and they have serious side effects.  Gout is a very painful a ... Read on »
Familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy by Matt S. Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 12:00am I recently saw my first patient formally diagnosed with familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy (FJHN), and since I had little prior knowledge about this condition, I decided to read up. Apparently, FJHN is more common than we think, and questions relating to FJHN do show up on renal boards. Originally described by Duncan and Dixon in 19 ... Read on »
Mythbusters: Hypertension by Matt S. Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 12:00am It seems like there have been a lot of recent developments in the management of hypertension, and several sacred cows have become burgermeat. I thought I'd summarize a few of these important developments here 1. Blood pressure targets in the over 80's The Hypertension in the Very Elderly (HYVET) trial taught us that treating hypertensi ... Read on »