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How to reduce uric acid crystals formed on knee joint in case of gout. what food to take?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Diet may help some: You're already on zyloprim (allopurinol) / Allopurinol for your uric acid / gout. Uric acid crystals in your knee are likely to dissolve as the medication does its work. Your physician may or may not feel that some dietary restrictions may be helpful, but no magic food cures gout.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Gout : Your body will flush the crystals as time goes by. There are no foods that do that
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Studies have shown that diets have little effect on uric acid levels. The best way to remove the crystals is to take Allopurinol in a dose sufficient to lower your serum uric acid to less than 6 mg/dl. The lower your serum uric acid, the better.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Diet and gout: Tart cherry juice is effective against gout; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will aggravate gout. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctor commented
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Studies have shown that a strict low purine diet will lower serum uric acid levels less than 10%.
Sep 4, 2014

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