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What food to eat and what to avoid when a person is suffering through gout problem, my father, aged 62, also a blood pressure patient?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 59 years experience
See below: Being a vegetarian and avoid obesity vitamin c at least 500 mg and avoid alcohol treat sleep apnea if u have. Drink coffee but not tea!
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Avoid...: Foods high in purines... Red meat, herring, organ foods, asparagus, hot dogs, beer. Then get the gout managed medically by a professional.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Diet and gout: Avoid meats and most importantly, avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol are doubly potent against gout. Avoid these. Also, if you are able, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down even more

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