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High Uric acid 8.7 and diet

I was just diagnosed with high Uric acid . I have chronic stage 3 kidney disease. My dr. Said I have to take Allopurinol to reduce it. I’m thinking of low purine diet . Anyone have success lower Uric acid through diet alone?

Thanks for any suggestions

Barbara

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Uric acid is one of the main reasons my kidneys are failing. I developed major stones which also damaged the kidneys. YES>>>> Take allopurinol. It helped to keep me from having anymore stones. Also ask your Doctor about Sodium Citrate which I drink twice a day to lower the acidity. It works wonders. You can also take sodium bicarbonate, baking soda, but check with your doctor for the dose. Do this now because I was in stage three for a long while, years, and then went down to stage four and now have to look to dialysis if my numbers go lower. If I had started on an regiment of allopurinol and sodium citrate I would have had much less progression and much less damage. Once I started on the allopurinol I stopped having kidney stones.

AS far as diet goes, not eating purines is a help. But diet did not help me. There are other issues that a renal diet can help with and you would be wise to see a renal dietician.

Good luck.

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Thank you for your reply. How did you know you had stones? Did you have an mri done? Also can you tell me what you uric acid level was and how long you waited before going on Allopurinol.

Thank you

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I started passing stones at the rate of about one every three or so months. Then I had an Ultra sound done and they found five very big ones that they thought I would not pass them. I stopped for a while and then when they came back again about four years ago and more often and bigger. Finally on allpurinol they stopped and the ones in my kidney are gone. My uric acid was tested at 11.9 at one point. But now it runs around 4.5

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Wow, that’s quite high. I guess I will start that Allopurinol.

Thank you for your reply.

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Definitely take the allopurinol I didn't and tried a low purine diet but I ended up having your flare ups which are extremely painful and getting tophi on my finger joints. After a bad attack of your on my big toe joint it was discovered my toe joint had crumbled away all because of uric acid.

Please take the medication learn by my mistake. Do the diet as well and you may be able to take a smaller does. I also take Apple cider vinegar and honey twice a day as good at reducing inflammation.

I was first diagnosed with stage 4 CKD 14 years ago and been in stage 5 for the last 2 and 1/2years am still not on dialysis as follow strict diet, fluid allowance, medication and exercise plan and it's working. Set yourself little goals and your be amazed.

Take care

Barbara

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Thank you charlene. Always appreciate feedback

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I've got a minor issue with gout and was originally on 300 mg of Allopurinol. I'm now on just a half a pill, 150 mg each day. The proper diet can help so I included an article that was in my file that will explain many things to you. Hope it helps.

mayoclinic.org/healthy-life...

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I have a excellent proper diet thank you Mr Kidney and wouldn't have stayed as well as I have for the last 14years and delayed dialysis for over 2 1/2years if I didn't follow a good diet. I only take 50mg a day as the lower the dose the better.

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I'm sensing a bit of attitude and not sure why. I'm glad you have a proper diet. There are many different types of diets for people because of various issues that each of us has. There is no one diet that is correct for everyone. The Allopurinol tablet available in the USA is only in the 300 mg form. The pill is scored for cutting in half and thereby at a 150 mg dosage. Body size, gender, age and degree of gout are factors that the doctors will take into account for prescribing a medication. Even with the same issues, the doctors may prescribe to a patient a different dosage and it works for the patient in front of them due to the other factors I mentioned. Good luck in your continued effort to avoid poor health concerns.

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No attitude just sticking up for myself as you seemed to imply it could be sorted with proper diet therefore that I indirectly wasn't on a proper diet

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The proper diet is based on the individual and their lab values regarding, but not limited to protein, phosphorous, potassium, calcium and sodium and being kidney-friendly to start. Also, taking into account any other health issues that among other things can be affected by diet. Since I don't know you, your lab values or your health issues I never said: "you weren't on a proper diet." For the record, if I wanted to say anything directly to you I would do it in a private message and not in the community at large. Have a good day and continued good health.

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Well I have to report that my uric acid was down from 8.7 to 6.5. 😄I stayed with a strict died to lower it. Very low purines, lots of water. Some with black cherry concentrate, some with apple cider vinegar. Some with lemons. I ate very little protein. Consumed mostly fruit and acceptable vegetables. Lowered salt intake and got result without Allopurinol. I’m really happy about not having to go the medication route. This took me 2 weeks to accomplish.

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