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what food i should not eat when i have gout?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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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 22-year-old member asked:

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

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

My hubby is 28 years old he jhad already gout, what kind of food he need to eat and food thats not good for his situation?

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Dr. Alan Greene
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
Best proteins, carbs: To prevent gout recurrence, work toward ideal weight. And replace refined (white) carbs with complex carbs (whole grains/veggies). Stop sodas and drinks or foods with added fructose. Decrease beer (especially) and distilled alcohol (some wine ok). For protein decrease meat & others with saturated fats. Increase protein from low fat dairy and plant sources. For some people fatty meals cause flares.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What crystals cause gout? Is there a particular food or drink I can avoid, to avoid eating or drinking whatever makes the crystals?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Uric Acid: Hard liquors, beers, shellfish and seafood, high protein items, such as meats, legumes such as beans and peas, some cheeses all should be limited or avoided. Many websites list comprehensive gout diets. Cherry juice reduces gout flares.
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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
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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.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 54 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

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