Gout Diseases and Dangers and Metabolic Syndrome

One of the more Dangerous Gout Diseases is Heart Disease.

Metabolic Syndrome is characterized by a certain factors in an individual.

Some of these factors can be characterized in the following areas.

# Obesity especially in the stomach area.

# Blood disorders

# High blood pressure

# Insulin resistance

People suffering from this syndrome have a greater chance of coronary heart disease and related diseases.

They have a large underlying risk type 2 Diabetes.

Just in America alone there is an estimated 50 million people that have a form of metabolic syndrome.

Research shows that to battle this syndrome suffers should

#give up smoking

# lose weight especially the adominal areas.

# increase exercise and cardiovascular workouts

# Eat a healthy diet and reduce dangerous fat intake.

Tests revealed in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology in 2004 that Gout has been associated with Metabolic Syndrome and heart disease.

It is essential that people who suffer from gout, should seek the advice of a rheumatologist who can help detect any metabolic syndrome risk factors leading to cardiovascular disease. Gout Diseases and Dangers and Metabolic Syndrome

Dangers of long Term use of Colchicine Therapy

Whilst Gout attacks can be controlled by Colchicine Therapy, there are some potential dangers of this drug to be aware of.

Side effects such as Liver Damage, Renal failure, heart failure, respiratory problems , hair loss, and bone Marrow functions can be affected.

Lower doses of Colochicine can also have dangerous effects such as Heart Failure.

YOU must make sure you seek medical help and ask questions of your doctor before using this therapy.

Dangers of long Tem use of Colchicine Therapy

IRS or Insulin Resistance Syndrome

IRS is where the hormone Insulin has a reduced ability to control the glucose within the body.

High blood pressure, low HDL or good cholesterol and excess fat in the lower abdominal area are signs.

This can lead to heart disease in the long term plus type 2 diabetes.

Early signs of this disease are, lethargy after eating, and high blood and cholesterol.

Gout, Hyperuricemia, Gout diseases, Renal Disease, and IRS have a strong association.

A weight loss plan that is calorie and carbohydrate restricted, with a reasonable intake of protein and unsaturated fats should help maintain these areas. IRS or Insulin Resistance Syndrome

Gout Diseases & Kidney Stones

All sufferers of Kidney stones either through Gout, related Gout diseases or by other sources should immediately increase their water consumption.

Water will dilute the urine and helps prevent high concentrations of Minerals and Salts forming together creating stones.

To largely decrease potential stones or re-occurrences then one should drink at least 2 litres or quarts of water a day.

Water will dilute the urine which in turn will help dilute the concentrations of minerals and salts which can form into stones.

92 pecent of Kidney Stones are made of calcium or calcium products.

If you have suffered from Kidney stones before then check with your doctor or medical records to see if the stone was made up of calcium.

If the Kidney stone was calcium releated then immediate reduction of Dairy products is required. Do not stop taking dairy as it is beneficial to ones health but certainly reduce its intake or use low fat dairy products.

There are other means of calcium being delivered into the body, for instance via supplements, or antacids.

A large majority of Kindey stones can be made up of calcium oxalate. Researchers at Columbia University have found that if you eat certain fruits and vegetables and the body is working fine then these will be excreted out of the body.

But if you have suffered from calcium oxalate stones then your body is not functioning properly so you should restrict oxalate rich foods such as beans , beets, blueberries ,celery ,chocolate ,grapes ,green peppers, parsley , spinach , strawberries , squash and tea.

Certain research completed by Swedish scientists on gout diseases and kidney stones have shown that a daily supplement of magnesium helped reduce kidney stone recurrence by up to 90%

Magnesium bonds with oxalate and is less likely to form stone clumping.

Around 10 milligrams per day of Vitamin B6 can also help reduce oxalate in the urine.

Vitamin A rich foods such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins, apricots, broccoli, cantaloupes, liver etc can help keep your urinary tract in good health.

Make sure to check with a health practitioner or doctor if you intend to take Vitamin A supplements as it can be toxic in large quantities.

For Gout sufferers you must keep a tab on lowering your intake of the following:

Protein ( 6 ounces or less a day , this includes meat, cheese, poultry and fish ) Salt ( 2 grams per day , check you chips, packaged meat , pickled foods and cheese intake )

Vitamin D ( no more than RDA OF 400 International Units )

Vitamin C ( 2 grams per day )

As all of these will increase oxalate levels in your body and will in the long run give you a chance not to develop a nice new Kidney Stone.

Generally speaking a fifth of Gout sufferers will develop Kidney Stones, which can also be a early signal of renal disease.

Kidney stones may block the urinary tract which will result in excruciating pain and if left unattended Kidney damage may occur.

Please note:

Make sure you seek medical advice on Kidney Stones and Related Gout diseases, always ask questions on your diet to a doctor or practitioner, becasue some simple changes can make life for you much safer. Gout Diseases and Dangers and Metabolic Syndrome

Renal Disease & Gout

The word Renal derives from the mid 17th century French word renal / latin renalis. Meaning ……Kidneys Renal failure is Kidney Failure.

Any cause of Renal disease can cause the sufferer to have a high chance of having a Gout attack due to the clearance or urate from the kidneys is severely affected.

Many patients who suffer from Renal disease may be put on urate clearing diuretics such as low dose aspirin, furosemide, etambutol , phenylbutazone, ethacynic acid, pyrazinamide or nicotinic acid.

The above drugs have all been implicated in Gout diseases and attacks.

For any Renal disease medication ,it is strongly suggested to seek the advice and consult from a rheumatologist and or a nephrologist to get a more diagnostic evaluation.

And to back this up seek advice from a physician to be be safe. Medication

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