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A 27-year-old female asked:

hi, enquiring about gout. my husband gets chronic gout quiet regularly. he takes indocid & prednisone along with multiple ibuprofen - any suggestions?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Gout: Follow with rheumatologist , Monitor diet foods that precipitate gout such as high purine foods including organ meats , seafood(tuna shrimp, scallops, lobster,herring anchovies, mackeral), poultry, high fructose corn syrup, alcohol, full fat dairy. Allopurinol /febuxostatcan help prevent gout by inhibiting xanthine oxidase.

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