How can urine acid cause painful leg swelling?
Your brother most likely has “Uric Acid” problems, if the ‘doctor’ has any idea what he’s talking about. Uric acid forms in many people, and tends to settle around joints, such as the knee, ankle, and big toe. This is a very, very old complaint. In fact, in bygone days, it was called gout and they thought it was due to drinking alcohol. Some quacks still hold to this belief. Is your brother diabetic, over weight, or being treated for hypertension (high BP)? If so, uric acid could be the problem, but there are others. Diabetics tend to have swelling of the legs, poor circulation, and so on. There is a simple test for this problem (examine the blood for uric acid crystals), and then treat. But, as with anything, the medicine may or may not work, since we’re all slightly different. And, if it isn’t uric acid, then it won’t work. There are home remedies that may work, such as vinegar. Also, watching what he eats may help. Alcohol can cause flare up, but not in everyone. Some foods can caus