Are you overweight or hypothyroid?
ever since i started TRT my uric acid has been highest ever. over past 3yrs it has always been well under 1.3(high end range) and now it is at 1.7. is their any foods i could eat, or a natural supplement that could help lower these levels. also my bilirubin has raised to just above normal since TRT, but im pretty sure its the increased RBC from the TRT. as for everything else i couldnt be happier with how im feeling, test level are steady in the 700 range, and im eating very healthy.
Are you overweight or hypothyroid?
i am hypothyroid and on synthroid 100mcg/day, i also did ask if exercise could raise uric levels b/c i read they could, but he said no. dont remember if it was mg/dl or what, it was just above the reference range.
i talked to my doctor about that and he wouldnt go for it. he said i would devlope tolerances to it and have to keep raising my dose. im still nervous about pushing him to far, as i know TRT isnt widely accepted and im so young.
It can be caused from hypothyroidism, so if you get that sorted out properly I bet the levels will return to normal.
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i have another appt. with him on the 16th for a checkup, and i will carefully ask again we try armour. all of the other symptoms i was experiencing have gone, and even energy is better, but i know i can feel better.
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1: J Nutr. 2003 Jun;133(6):1826-9. Links
Consumption of cherries lowers plasma urate in healthy women.Jacob RA, Spinozzi GM, Simon VA, Kelley DS, Prior RL, Hess-Pierce B, Kader AA.
U.S. Department of Agriculture/ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
To assess the physiologic effects of cherry consumption, we measured plasma urate, antioxidant and inflammatory markers in 10 healthy women who consumed Bing sweet cherries. The women, age 22-40 y, consumed two servings (280 g) of cherries after an overnight fast. Blood and urine samples were taken before the cherry dose, and at 1.5, 3 and 5 h postdose. Plasma urate decreased 5 h postdose, mean +/- SEM = 183 +/- 15 micro mol/L compared with predose baseline of 214 +/- 13 micro mol/L (P < 0.05). Urinary urate increased postdose, with peak excretion of 350 +/- 33 micro mol/mmol creatinine 3 h postdose compared with 202 +/- 13 at baseline (P < 0.01). Plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) and nitric oxide (NO) concentrations had decreased marginally 3 h postdose (P < 0.1), whereas plasma albumin and tumor necrosis factor-alpha were unchanged. The vitamin C content of the cherries was solely as dehydroascorbic acid, but postdose increases in plasma ascorbic acid indicated that dehydroascorbic acid in fruits is bioavailable as vitamin C. The decrease in plasma urate after cherry consumption supports the reputed anti-gout efficacy of cherries. The trend toward decreased inflammatory indices (CRP and NO) adds to the in vitro evidence that compounds in cherries may inhibit inflammatory pathways.
PMID: 12771324 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Pure cranberry juice will help too.