Low lead levels in blood linked to gout risk
August 24, 2012 by Estella.
Researchers have found that heavy lead exposure is linked to the condition - a form of arthritis in which the joint periodically become swollen, red and hot. Gout most often affects the big toe, though it can also strike the feet, ankles, knees, hands and wrists. Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, certain foods will also boost the gout risk.
The recent research has suggested that low levels of lead which is within the safe range in gout also case gout. In adults, 25 microgram r lesser lead per deciliter of blood is considered safe.
"There is no level of lead exposure which can be termed as 'safe' or 'acceptable'." Said study leader Dr. Eswar Krishnan from Stanford University School of Medicine.
More than 6,100 Americans age 40 and up had their blood lead levels measured from a periodic federal health survey, and were interviewed about their health and lifestyle.
People with highest blood lead levels had more than a threefold greater risk of gout compared with adults with the lowest levels.
People with supposedly safe blood levels of head had a higher prevalence of gout and hyperuricemia than adults who have the lowest lead levels.
If you've worked with lead, tell your doctor and ask for a blood test. Your doctor may prescribe Colcrys 1mg tablets for gout treatment and prevention of low lead levels.
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