Posted by: Shan | 2004/01/06

Gout and thyroid problem

My husband suffers from an under active thyroid and is on 1mg eltroxin. He also developed chronic gout after undergoing a back op. He is trying to eat veggies(hates them) and stays away from red meat, but we do eat chicken. What can he do to eleviate the gout and thyroid problem. Tx

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The thyroid problem is best treated as is, let your husband check regularly with his doctor to find the best dose of eltroxin.
The gout will be affected by the thyroid problem as well so as that is brought under better control, it will improve. In general though your husband must be sure to drink at least 2litre's water daily, eat small amounts of protein (preferably fish and soy protein), eat more fruit/vegetables, restrict salt intake and alcohol intake. He would also do well to take a B complex supplement and a Magnesium supplement to help with keeping his body in a more alkaline state.
(Dr Chase Webber ND)

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