Is there a connection between Gout and taking a Diuretic?

Category: Category: Gout Attacks

Diuretics can increase your risk of developing Gout.

This may happen because diuretics increase urination, which reduces the amount of fluid in your body. But the remaining fluid is more concentrated, which can increase the risk that you’ll develop the crystals that cause gout. Some types of diuretics also reduce the kidneys’ excretion of urate, a component of uric acid.

In addition to the concerns above, prescription diuretics can also cause sodium, potassium, magnesium and other mineral imbalances. Believe it or not, too LITTLE sodium can be just as problematic as too much. Mineral balance is essential to Gout control, as well as your health and inflammation control in general.

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