Our expert says:
High uric acid is often a genetic condition and becomes more prominent as one gets older. It can cause gout and the Puricos is to prevent the uric acid from increasing and causing gout. Usually one has to take it long term like hypertension medication. In your case I think your doctor should check your kidney function and uric acid levels 3 monthly and if the uric acid is normal to slightly elevated with no symptoms, and the kidney function deteriorates, one may need to reconsider the Puricos. Anemia can be caused by taking in too little iron/ vit B or losing too much iron (like in a bleeding stomach ulcer, colon ulceration/cancer or chronic heavy menstruation) If it does not improve with supplements your doctor should look for possible causes. At your age, I think it is important to just check your stool for occult blood if you have an anemia. (it is done by sending a small stool sample to the lab)
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