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What is the best cure for gout?

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Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 46 years experience
Colchicine: The best cure for gout is a two-step process. In the initial stages of gout, the best treatment is colchicine or an anti-inflammatory medication specific for the reduction of inflammation associated with gout. The long-term treatment however involves reducing the amount of uric acid in the blood. This either involves taking medication such as allopurinol or uloric. In addition, as gout is a disease associated with protein metabolism, it is a good idea to reduce the intake of rich foods and foods with high protein content like redmeat.
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Podiatry 27 years experience
Diet modification : to limit all purine-rich foods and pharmaceutical management to address excess uric acid in body.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Prevention: Usually meds are needed. Diet alone is difficult to control.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
allopurinol for maintenance Indocin for acute flareup
Nov 29, 2014

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Is there any cure for gout?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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No: There is no cure but it can be controlled and prevented with diet and meds. Gout level or aka uric acid needs monitoring to goal < 6.

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