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Can exercise help control my gout flare ups?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience in Wound care
No: Gout is a genetic condition. A patient with gout has an abnormal accumulation of uric acid crystal in their joints. No amount of exercise will prevent the abnormal accumulation in the joints. The most significant preventive measure for avoidance of gout flare ups is diet. Stay away from foods high in uric acid like red meat.
Answered on May 16, 2016
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