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does your husband have any other problems like kdiney problems, etc?
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hello any associated kidney problems?
No he has no medical conditions whatsover, very fit and healthy. No other family members have gout - although his brother has type 1 diabetes (diagnosed when he was a young child).
familial disposition to gout is well known
But no other family members have gout or had gout.
recently there has been a lot of study into the genetics of gout inheritance and researches have been able to identify several genetic traits
yes, it is a recessive inheritance
OK, could you direct me to some relevant research papers as I would like to learn more about this aspect.
recessive inheritance means that the parents or ancestors themselves do not show any symptoms but the susceptibility gene is hidden inside them
yes i will give you links to three good papers where you will find the answers in detail
they are all medical papers though and somewhat technical
but I am sure you will find them interesting
i will give you the links to three full papers
Thank you. It's ok, I have a biology and a&p background, I can plough through them.
normally you would find only the abstracts
ok thats good
because they are technical!
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here are the links:
So other than that, I have him drinking lots of cherry juice, watching high purine food intake, and using ice-packs and rest when he has an attack. He prefers to avoid medication unless absolutely in agony. Anything else I can do?
well you are doing just about the right thing
but i would advise not holding back on the medicines
at least he should continue on the uric acid reducers
continued infiltration of uric acid into the joints will eventually harm the joints
leaving him in permanent pain and disability
you should encourage him to take the medicines for lowering uric acid levels
he will be causing harm to his joints by witholding the medicines
any other questions?
here is the link to another paper:
and here is a third link:
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Ok, I use a uric acid cleanser medication from the natural health store, I'll tell him to carry on using that, and try to encourage use of anti-inflammatories when absolutely necessary.
Thanks for your help.
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