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What food i should not eat when i have gout?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
Gout and diet: Principally 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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A 29-year-old female asked about a 36-year-old male:

Wat food to eat when you have gout?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Diet not important: Diet has little effect no matter what others may say. If you control your uric acid level with Allopurinol then the risk of gout is minimal. Watch alcohol intake.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Usually avoid organ meat, liver , et a I follow that plan & take my 200 mg of allopurinol and actually eat whatever I want. Has worked 20yr
May 12, 2013
A 34-year-old member asked:

What's best food to eat to avoid gout?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Low purines: Google low purine or gout diet to see the foods low in purines to eat and those high in purines to avoid. Purines are important in making uric acid, the cause for gout. If you do not secrete enough uric acid or over porduce uric acid, you may come down with an acute gout attack. Force fluids, always. Stay well hydrated and follw this diet as best you can. Follow with pcp/ with rheumatologist.
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