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Does Spreading of Gout Mean My Kidney Is Failing

Posted:by kidneytc  Time:2015-02-10 11:14

Topics: CKD Treatment

Details: I have CKD and have gout. It seems the gout is spreading. Does that mean my single kidney is slowing failing?

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Hi, you just told us you have CKD and gout, and I wanna know is your kidney problem caused by your gout? If yes, then worsening of gout easily accelerates CKD.

Gout is a monosodium urate-related illness and closely associated with hyperuricemia caused by disturbance of purine metabolism and low secretion rate of uric acid. Kidney problem secondary to gout is called gouty kidney and with this kind of illness, we are likely to experience uric acid stone, edema, blood urine, high blood pressure, frequent urination at night, and proteinuria.

Gouty kidney is very dangerous and if not controlled well, it will progress to kidney failure which is life-threatening. Therefore, a tight control of gouty kidney is very important. You said you have only one kidney, so you should be more careful about your kidney condition. The following are several suggestions good for you and hope it is helpful:

-Go to your doctor to stop the spreading of gout

-Control your blood pressure in normal range if it is high

-Take effective treatment to strengthen kidney

-Make a kidney-friendly diet to reduce kidney burden

-Develop good living habits such as regular bed time, no staying up and regular physical exercises

-No smoking and drinking alcohol

Besides, gouty kidney is easily to be controlled when it is in early stage, so if you are not taking any treatment, it is wise to take action now.

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