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Here’s what to know about uric acid levels and kidney function:
A less commonly spoken health risk among those associated with lack of adequate water intake is less uric acid levels in the body. Notably, while uric acid is a waste product, produced during the breakdown of various foods and drinks, its production too affects your health.
“Normally, uric acid dissolves in the blood and is discarded by the kidneys through urine. But in some cases, the body produces excess uric acid or the kidney dysfunction doesn’t excrete the required amount of uric acid, resulting in hyperuricemia. Long-term hyperuricemia can lead to development of gout, a painful form of arthritis, or kidney stones,” Dr Avanish Arora, director – Urology and Uro-Oncology & Senior Consultant – Robotic Urology, Nanavati Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mumbai told indianexpress.com.
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Inflammation is a hot topic for weight loss and wellness—and for good reason. Research shows that chronic, low-grade inflammation can result in many major health issues, including heart disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and more. If you suffer from chronic inflammation, you know how annoying it can be. From discomfort and digestive issues to fatigue and weight gain, inflammation is the worst. And, while most advice seems to focus on the best anti-inflammatory foods, it’s just as important to reduce foods that may be triggering or aggravating your condition. One of the biggest food group offenders for inflammation is fried foods.
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Acetylcholine regulates blood flow, but the source of blood acetylcholine has been unclear. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that certain T cells in human blood can produce acetylcholine, which may help regulate blood pressure and inflammation. The study, which is published in PNAS, also demonstrates a possible association between these immune cells in seriously ill patients and the risk of death.
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Treatment with the two drugs could spell trouble for individuals at risk of arthritis, research suggests.
By SOLEN LE NET
Arthritis describes a broad range of inflammatory diseases, some of which are more painful than others. In gout, a surplus of uric acid in the body coalesces into sharp crystals that build up and spur inflammation in the joints. Pain and swelling are common symptoms, but as attacks intensify the condition can become increasingly debilitating.
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- Hospital admissions for gout have surged due to binge-eating during lockdowns
- Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes sudden and severe joint pain
- The joint pain is usually in your big toe but can also be found in other joints
By XANTHA LEATHAM HEALTH AND SCIENCE REPORTER FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 17:22 EST, 14 August 2022 | UPDATED: 17:22 EST, 14 August 2022
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- The condition is known as ‘disease of kings’ as it used to mainly afflict nobility
- Monarchs such as Henry VIII, George IV and Queen Anne all suffered from it
- The likes of Neville Chamberlain and Benjamin Franklin also had bouts of gout
- It’s associated with heavy meat and alcohol consumption, and a lack of exercise
- There has been an increase in cases in recent years – 1.5m Brits suffer from it
By MATTHEW LODGE FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 13:43 EST, 26 December 2022 | UPDATED: 11:22 EST, 31 December 2022
As the ‘disease of kings’, gout has long plagued the upper echelons of British society.
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The Irish News 11, November, 2022
Cases of gout are on the rise, but the condition is misunderstood, and few patients get the treatment they need, writes Julie Cook
AS an active young man in his 20s, Harry Tyndall was both shocked and scared to wake up one morning with an intense shooting pain in his right foot.
“It was the worst pain ever – I thought I’d broken it. I couldn’t even walk, yet I had done nothing to injure it,” recalls Harry, who was then just 27.
A trip to A&E followed, where Harry was diagnosed with gout, a form of arthritis that causes sudden, severe joint pain and is often associated with elderly men paying the price for over-indulging in rich food and port.
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It has been a popular belief that gout does not typically occur in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our aim was to assess the occurrence, prevalence, clinical presentation and possible risk factors for gout in patients with RA.
Patients & methods
We retrospectively reviewed a population-based incidence cohort of patients who fulfilled 1987 ACR criteria for RA between 1980 and 2007. The cumulative prevalence of gout in RA adjusted for the competing risk of death was estimated.
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Incident gout and risk of first-time acute coronary syndrome: a prospective, population-based, cohort study in Sweden
Panagiota Drivelegka MD, PhD,Lennart T.H. Jacobsson MD,Ulf Lindström MD,Karin Bengtsson MD, PhD,Mats Dehlin MD
First published: 12 September 2022
To investigate the risk of first-time acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a large cohort of primary and secondary care patients with incident gout, compared to the general population.
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Objectives: To evaluate whether ultrasound (US) findings indicating monosodium urate (MSU) deposits and US-detected inflammation [i.e. power Doppler (PD) signal] predict gout flares over 12 months.
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