A member asked:

What could be some causes for reoccurring gout in an individual that is athletic and diet is all in moderation. some alcohol 3-4 per week?. thanks!

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Gout can be related to diet but sometimes no specific dietary influences are found. It's often due to a metabolic defect whereby you produce too much uric acid. This can then crystalize in a joint and cause severe pain. Have you had your uric acids level checked ? If it's raised and you are having recurrent attacks you might want to consider a medication called allopurinol.

Answered Nov 1, 2015

2.1k views

Thank

Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
appScreen
Sponsor Content
Dr. Pierre Moeser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

The major cause is such an individual is a genetic predisposition to overproducing uric acid. Unless the diet is excessively rich or the alcohol excessive, diet plays less of a role these days,

Answered Jun 4, 2018

2.1k views

Thank
Dr. Addagada Rao answered

Specializes in General Surgery

If you are getting recurrent attacks in spite of your good acts ( except alcohol ) cause may be you are not drinking enough fluids ( water ) Get your self well hated by drinking plenty of water ( I do to avert an attack ! ) You try and let us know the outcome Make sure visit your doctor to correct other metabolic abnormalities

Answered Nov 1, 2015

2.1k views

Thank

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...