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Can a daily regimen of apple cider vinegar (raw organic with the mother) with baking soda help gout?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Not likely: Gout is an inflammatory condition caused by uric acid crystals forming in joints and soft tissues. The treatment is to increase uric acid output in the urine with medications like Allopurinol and penicillamine. Acute flares are treated with anti-inflammatory meds like Indocin (indomethacin) and colchicine. See your doc for help with managing your gout with diet and medication.
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Do not know: Apple cider vinegar have been link to many medical uses as well as baking soda, however I have not seen a randomized clinical study to recomend it for the gout treament.Remember that the main treament for gout is medicine provided by your pcp and other holistic medicines are only adjument to conventiomal therapy.

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