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what foods someone can eat if they have gout?

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Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 52 years experience
Gout Diet: There are gout diets available online. Most eliminate red meats, organ meats, alcohol, etc.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 35 years experience
Avoid certain foods: Avoid foods that are high in purines, especially meat, seafood, and beer. Eat a diet to control your weight and yet keep you healthy. Eat low-fat dairy products. This may lower your risk of gout. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. This can help your body get rid of uric acid.
Dr. Daniel Reinharth
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Old and new advice: It's been known for a century that purine-rich foods, such as liver and kidneys, raise uric acid levels, which worsens gout. Recent studies have suggested that meats are bad for gout, and dairy (skimmed-dairy is safest for cholesterol) is good. Vitamin c also lowers uric acid (note that over 1000mg of vitamin c may cause kidney stones).
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
No beer, less fat: Gout patients should not drink beer, wine is fine. Low-fat dairy is good for gout. Avoiding a lot of red meat and shellfish is good. I recommend a low fat, heart healthy diet high in vegetables.

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What are the four stages of gout?

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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
4 stages of gout: The first stage is high uric acid levels in blood without a gout attack. The 2nd stage, acute gout, is gout flares separated by asymptomatic periods. If treated effectively, disease progression stops and no more flares. If untreated, acute gout can progress to 3rd stage: chronic gout, with constant flares. The 4th & final stage is terminal gout with joint destruction and disability. Get treated!
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What increases the risk of developing gout?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Gout risk: Hereditary factors, heavy alcohol consumption, diabetes mellitus, obesity and uric acid metabolic disorders.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What will happen if gout is untreated?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several things: The flare up of gout is usually self limiting. But flare ups over time will cause gouty arthritis with destruction of bone at the joints.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there a psychological cause of gout flare ups?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
YES: I submit we are a three legged stool: a body , mind and spirit.If any of these leg are "off" we are vulnerable to illness or worsening of any illness we already have.Stress is a killer and we should strive to reduce it thru any way we can.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are foods ok to eat for someone who has gout ?

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Dr. Jonathan Posner
Podiatry 27 years experience
Vegetarian diet: Gout is associated with the bodies inability to eliminate uric acid. Foods high in purines interfere with this process. Foods to limit are meat, shell fish , high fatty foods and alcohol especially beer.

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