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Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors for Gout Sufferers

Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors (XOIs) for Gout Sufferers explains how to restrict uric acid production. So, you will learn to choose from 3 different types of XOI. Then, you can restrict uric acid production in the best way for you.

Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors for Gout Sufferers Audience

I wrote XOIs for Gout Sufferers, mainly for Gout Seekers. However, it is useful to other types of gout sufferer. Because all gout sufferers should understand the basis of reducing uric acid production. So, for details of gout sufferer types, you should read Questions for Gout Sufferers.

Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors for Gout Sufferers

Firstly, you should understand that XOIs are one of 3 ways to treat uric acid. So, if you want the full picture about each way to treat uric acid, see my introduction to uric acid treatments.

Although gout sufferers are often put off by technical terms, XOIs are important. So, just think of them as uric acid blockers. Or, gout restrictors. Or, my common term: uric acid inhibitors. In any case, it’s vital to understand that XOIs are life-savers for gout sufferers who produce too much uric acid. So, in this article, I use the term used by medics: Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors.

Secondly, you need to choose the type of XOI that matches your type of gout sufferer.

Pharmaceutical Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors

XOIs for Gout Patients are allopurinol and febuxostat (Uloric/Feburic/Adenuric). However, new XOIs are being investigated. As research reveals new methods to treat uric acid, I will expand my pages on Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor choice for Gout Patients.

Herbal Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors

XOIs for Gout Herbalists are a wide range of extracts from plants that have been shown to lower uric acid. Because it is such a wide range, I will produce separate summaries for herbal XOIs. So, I’ll summarize new and existing research, in different categories. Hence, I’ll summarize extracts that have been tested on:

  1. Gout Sufferers.
  2. None gouty humans.
  3. Gout induced animals.
  4. Laboratory only.

Natural Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors

XOIs for Gout Dieters are a range of foods that have been shown to lower uric acid. Such foods are important to Gout Dieters who need to tweak a healthy diet to improve it for gout. As with herbal XOIs, new and existing research has different testing standards. So, I’ll summarize natural XOIs by similar criteria.

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Which XOI do you choose for uric acid restriction?

Your Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors

Now that you can see the range of XOIs, Gout Seekers can make more informed choices about your way to treat gout. Also, other types of gout sufferer might decide to review their treatment objectives. So, you should discuss your choice of xanthine oxidase inhibitor with your Gout Mentor. Or, get personal help in the gout forums.

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