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Genes, Not Diet, May Be Key to Gout Flare-Ups

Posted 12 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – Although many people suffering from painful gout flare-ups point to diet as the culprit, new research suggests DNA plays a much bigger role. The findings challenge the long-held belief that diet is the major factor in gout, a joint disease that causes extreme pain and swelling. Gout is caused by hyperuricemia – high blood levels of uric acid, which forms crystals that ...

Study Sees No Link Between Gout Drug, Kidney Disease

Posted 9 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 – The gout drug allopurinol may offer some protection from kidney disease, according to a new study that upends traditional beliefs. Some doctors hesitate to prescribe the drug to patients because of concerns it may raise their risk for chronic kidney disease, even though there is a lack of evidence to that effect. As a result, many gout patients are undertreated, the Boston ...

AHA: Gout Could Increase Heart Disease Risk

Posted 17 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Having a type of inflammatory arthritis called gout may worsen heart-related outcomes for people being treated for coronary artery disease, according to new research. The study, published Aug. 17 in The Journal of the American Heart Association, sought to clarify older research on the link between cardiovascular disease and gout, which occurs ...

Dash Diet Lowers Odds for Painful Gout

Posted 10 May 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 – Warding off the joint pain of gout may be as easy as eating right, a new study suggests. Gout, a joint disease that causes extreme pain and swelling, is caused by excess uric acid in the blood. It's the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, and its incidence has risen among Americans over recent decades, Harvard researchers noted. But the DASH (Dietary Approaches ...

Health Tip: Help Ward Off Gout

Posted 4 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

-- When your body builds up unhealthy levels of uric acid – a natural byproduct of your body's cells – it may lead to a type of arthritis called gout. The American Academy of Family Physicians says there are things you can do to reduce your risk of a gout attack: Take all medications recommended by your doctor. Discuss with your doctor the risks of taking aspirin, which may interfere with your ...

Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout

Posted 15 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 – A diet that helps people reduce high blood pressure may also offer a non-drug treatment for gout – a type of inflammatory arthritis, a new study suggests. The clinical trial included more than 400 people who ate the so-called DASH diet (which features high amounts of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and low amounts of fats and saturated fats), or a typical American ...

Steroid May Be Safe, Effective Gout Treatment, Study Finds

Posted 23 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 – A steroid pill may be as good as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for treating painful gout, new research suggests. Researchers who compared the steroid prednisolone with the arthritis medication indomethacin found both drugs offered a similar degree of pain reduction. And while indomethacin (Indocin) appeared to cause more minor side effects, neither ...

High Uric-Acid Levels, Lower Risk of Parkinson's?

Posted 13 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 – Men with high levels of uric acid in their blood may be less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers compared about 400 people in ongoing studies who developed Parkinson's disease and more than 1,200 people in the same studies who did not develop the movement disorder. Men with the highest levels of uric acid (also called urate) were ...

FDA Approves Colcrys (colchicine, USP) for Prevention of Gout Flares

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

New Colchicine Formulation Significantly Reduces Side Effects, Maintains Full Efficacy; Now Indicated for Both Prophylaxis and Treatment of Gout Flares PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ – URL Pharma, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Colcrys (colchicine, USP) for the prophylaxis (prevention) of gout flares. Colcrys was first approved by the FDA ...

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