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Hi all and thanks for good info, Nobody. After GP appointment I started to take Allopurinol 100 mg daily (started from 50 for one week) + dietary changes and exercise and and after bit more than one moth Uric Acid level is down to 295, so will continue to do what I do. So looks that gout is under control. While investigating issues with gout had x-ray for both hips due to some discomfort there and found out, that I have some coxarthrosis in both hips. Doctor does not think so, but I’m wondering, could there be some relation between gout and arthritic changes in hips? As I’m in my late 30s this should not be age related issue as I understand it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
My goal is to start with allopurinol to get uric acid levels below 300 and continue with exercises and diet improvements. I have GP appointment in few days and will ask for prescription for allopurinol, but as my uric acid levels are below labs max range (still to high for gout) and has been there for last 4 years, I doubt the my doc will agree to this. So I’m digging thru this forum and other internet sources for second option without uric acid lowering drugs.
Thank you Nobody. I’m also wondering regarding possibility to lower my uric acid levels with diets alone, as my diet is more or less ok at the moment and I doubt, that I will see needed impact to my UA levels with diet changes alone.
But I’m wondering regarding excess weight. I’m 1.85 m (6ft 1in) tall and wight approx 101 kg (222 lb) at the moment. I have lost some 5 kilos in last several moths with adding daily exercises and some adjustments to my diet, but it’s all before I run in to gout flare up. I’m continuing with exercises (with some changes as jogging/running/walking stuff is a bit painful) and I’m wondering, how large could be weight loss impact to UA levels.