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what are some differences between myopathy and gout?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Big differences: Myopathy refers to disease processes in the muscle tissue, while gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid. Gout usually attacks joints and soft tissues, not muscle.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I am trying to find out what kind of foods are good to eat to help your body if you havegout.

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Gout diet: Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, berries, color greens salads. Avoid high protein diet. Drink 8 glasses of pure water per day. Usually medical treatment is necessary as diet along will not control most of gout problems.
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How do I prevent gout from recurring?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Lower uric acid: There is medication to lower uric acid--which is diferrent than treating the acute attacks---need to decrease food which lead to uric acid.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can gout affect more than just joints?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: It can affect other organs such as kidneys as well.
A 22-year-old member asked:

I have heard certain food can increase your risk for gout.

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Dr. Kevin Gardner
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Gout: Usually proteins such as red meats can make gout worse.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

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Dr. Carlos Kier
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Refer to answer: Myopathy refers to a disease of the muscles, of which there are many causes. Gout is an inflammation of the joints secondary to the presence of uric acid crystals within the joint. Gout is usually associated with elevations of the blood uric acid level.

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