Doc told me I was well on my way to developing gout due to high uric acid in my blood (13.0). He gave me a bunch of stuff to read and sent me on my way. I wasn't real concerned and figured a few lifestyle changes would be in order and I would be fine. But now after reading this crap I realize it's a total complete change of my life thats not going to happen anytime soon. I mean, it says eat no more than 4-6 ounces of meat in a day!!! They must be nuts, I wouldn't insult my grill by throwing a 4 ounce steak on it!!! And no beer!!! No way, no how, not in this lifetime will I totaly give up beer. I'm no lush or anything, but I greatly enjoy tipping a few cold ones several times a week. I could cut down, but never would I give up beer altogether. And the rest of this diet is just nuts, no fish, which should be good for ya. And it even says excersise may trigger gout. Thats just stupid. Sounds like they just want me to sit around eating nasty cherries and avoiding everything thats fun and good in life. Well, I guess i'm going to be dealing with a good deal of pain in my future, because I just can't live this way!!!! Sorry to rant, i'm just a bit upset right now.
Well, a bit of good news on the horizon. Went to the doc today for an unrelated cause. We talked about my unwillingness to give up the good things in life and he agreed it was hard if not impossible for most people w/ gout to go cold turkey...Mmm, wait turkeys not allowed either, okay.....Cold green tastless veggies I guess. He informed me only a small percentage of people w/ elevated uric acid actualy get gout. And people with gout can also take medicines that will allow them to continue a normal life with few if any gout attacks. He said the meds were pretty powerful stuff and had some nasty side effects, but I will risk all that for the taste of a prime cut med rare filet straight off the grill and a 6 pack of premium suds. I am going to make some lifestyle changed and enjoy these things a moderation and loose a bit of weight, and hopefully lower my uric acid on its own, but if not thank god for modern medicine!! Good luck to all, i'm going to stay off here until the dreaded day the gouty toes rears its ugly head...C-ya and good luck to all!!!
Not just gout, but high uric acid levels is indication your body is not in good shape. In other words, maybe not soon, but you could be setting yourself up for other diseases, like the big c or a nice big heart muscle cramp.
Check into the healthy risks of having a high ua level, gout is the main symptom, but there are other risks as well.
Maybe your triglycerides are high, if so, there goes your beer as well. Unless we plan on checking out of hotel california early.
No hi tri's here. Everything else is fine. Sugar, hdl, ldl, bp, all in order!! And beer dosn't effect triglyceride levels anyways. It may cause obesity and other problems that may lead to additional problems. But beer in and of itself has no effect on tri's.