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Does tobacco use affect Gout

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Tobacco is bad for everything. Specific for gout I have never seen a study on it but for the body to heal stop smoking.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not uncommon after: Quitting smoking for people to have second (and third) thoughts about it, to feel anxious and irritable. If you quit cold turkey, and are having seve ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Woods
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Same risk as cigs: Smoking tobacco in a hookah has the same health problem as smoking cigarettes. Tobacco is burned, goes into mouth and lungs, the brain and body. Water ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Gout is high uric : acid in your body that deposits in a joint causing inflammation. You either underexcrete or overproduce uric acid depending on your particular case. A ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
22 years experience Podiatry
Where: The back is not a common site of gout flare up. Typically if you take Colchicine for gout it should get better. If it does not we often look for other ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Gout : You can us a medication for acute gout called colcrys(colchicine). There are medications to help prevent gout attacks called allopurinol.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diana Caprau
Specializes in Neonatology
No worsening: Hello Francis, Marijuana will not worsen your gout, if anything, it will help with easing the pain. May I ask why you smoke marijuana? Was it medical ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
No: With gout, you should follow a low purine diet. Google a gout diet. As with most anything, one has to moderate what is eaten. Chocolate in small or ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Incease disease: Exposure to smoke (second hand) or even to clothes with smoke etc (third hand) are associated with increase in disease. Example children have an incre ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Tobacco: significantly reduces the risk of dying from anything else. But you'll likely die a premature death from tobacco related illness including various ... Read More

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