February 21, 2009 at 4:30 pm #2799
can cod liver oil still be taken when you have gout?February 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm #4129
dr said husband should be out of pain with in a few days of gout attack but 5 days later he is still very swollen including part of his toes now and cannot get a shoe on?February 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm #4130
can cod liver oil still be taken when you have gout?
Cod Liver Oil is a good source of Omega 3, and like flax seed oil, is likely to be beneficial. Good dietary sources of Omega-3 are soya beans, rapeseed oil, and oily fish, such as sardines, herring, mackerel, trout and salmon.
Your husband's doctor is right, to a certain extent, saying gout pain should subside in a few days, but this is not the whole story.
Inflammation can linger, especially where continuing high uric acid and reduced blood flow cause other joints to become affected (there are about 30 joints in the foot)
The important thing to remember is that once the pain subsides, your husband must work with his doctor to lower uric acid. Monthly uric acid tests are the first step.
The exact treatment for lowering uric acid will depend on a professional analysis of your husband's medical history and test results. It is important to maintain the level below 6 mg/dL. Very little else matters, despite what you might read and hear about brutal dietary restrictions or wonder supplements.February 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm #4132
Can you get gout in two feet? He still has his gout in one big toe now he feels tingles in the other toe???February 22, 2009 at 1:26 pm #4133
I;m sure it will do no harm for hium to take cod liver oil. In fact, a prominant quack of a half century ago, Dale Alexander, prescribed it as a CURE for all forms of arthritis…he claimed it “lubricated the joints.”
In any case, it won't do any harm, but go easy on the sardines and little fish themselves because they are among the highest purine foods.February 23, 2009 at 7:42 am #4137
Can you get gout in two feet? He still has his gout in one big toe now he feels tingles in the other toe???
Yes, I'm afraid you can get gout in any joint, and often more than one at the same time. That is why it is important to get treatment to lower uric acid below 6mg/dL as soon as possible. The longer you leave it, more joints get affected and more frequently.