I have been diagnosed with Spinaltheliosis stage 1. I have found that weight loss has helped to reduce discomfort in my back and in my lower spine. However, I have started to have some irratation in my right flank area. It is not continuous but occurs often enough on a daily basis. My doctor has done a full blood work up and my kidney and liver are fine, but I have a very high Uric Acid levels. Could the elevated Uric Acid level be causing some of this right flank irratation? It doesnt really bother me much while I am still, but when I wake up in the morning and occassionally when I drive I feel it more often. I do not feel it when I am active. Again, I am not experiencing pain....just some irratability in that area. I am trying to lose some more weight to see if that will help to decrease the level of irration I am experiencing. Any Ideas?
I can't tell you for sure that this would cause flank pain. It's good that your kidneys and liver are clear.
Obesity, excessive alcohol use, diets high in purines (anchovies, organ meats), certain drugs (including aspirin, diuretics, and high blood pressure meds), and even diseases like psoriasis can all cause high uric acid levels.
Losing weight may help you quite a bit, so stay committed to it.
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