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High uric acid level

Old 21st Dec 2022, 14:46
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High uric acid level

Hi everyone, I'm a 17-year-old student who is planning to be a professional pilot next year, but I recently tested my uric acid level and it was 507.6 Ámol/L . So I was wondering if that affects my medical examination or not? I really need your help. Thanks in advance.
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 20:54
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Ask your Aeronautical Medical examiner AME. Uric acid can be treated with Allupurinol, and is accepted by many countries. Of course this will vary from state to state.

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Old 19th Jan 2023, 22:05
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It normally shouldn't affect your class 1. Mine was high too and was told to get medication for it (taking allopurinol now) and after the level became normal I was granted my medical without limitations. I am in Hungary but I assume other EASA nations do the same.
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High level Uric Acid

Elevated uric acid levels, also known as hyperuricemia, can be a sign of a medical condition called gout or kidney disease. It can also be caused by certain medications or lifestyle factors such as a diet high in purines.

If you have elevated uric acid levels, it is important to consult a physician for further evaluation and treatment. Depending on the underlying cause, your physician may recommend lifestyle changes, medication, or other treatments to lower your uric acid levels.

As for your question regarding your medical examination for becoming a professional pilot, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has specific medical requirements that must be met in order to obtain a medical certificate.

According to the FAA, gout is disqualifying condition as it may impair the ability to safely operate an aircraft. If you have gout, you will not be able to meet the medical standards for a first-class medical certificate.
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 02:53
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Uric acid

If you get Gout you will hardly be able to walk to your aeroplane!Most times I get it is has been my big toe joint,sometimes its been both knees!
I take Indomethacin capsules for it and its a magic bullet!When I had it first time it just came out of the blue!
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Old 31st Jan 2023, 02:12
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I have occasional gout in my right big toe and I also have a Canadian Class I.

My GP is also my AME and he has never expressed concern.

Perhaps I have been lucky but I wouldn’t say the attacks are incapacitating, just very uncomfortable.

My go to is Colchicine, which I always carry with me. Usually I can feel an attack coming on and nip it in the bud with a couple of pills.
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Old 31st Jan 2023, 11:26
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UK docs normally prescribe Alopurinol
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Old 31st Jan 2023, 21:18
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Yup, on Allupurinol and have UK and EASA Class 1 medicals.

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