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i want to know what is the difference between gangrene and gout?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Two completely: Different diseases. Gangrene is not enough blood flow. Gout is excessive uric acid that cystalizes in joint. Treatment is also completely different. Get to a doctor.

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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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How common is gangrene as a side effect of colitis?

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Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 18 years experience
It Shouldn't be: Gangrene, essentially death of the colon should almost never be seen in this day and age if you are being followed by a GI or colorectal surgeon. It is a very late stage of ischemia and infection and most people will present to the hospital or their doctors long before it gets that bad. The exception would be if you take large amounts of steroids which may mask the signs and symptoms.

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