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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. Rex Mahnensmith
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Uric acid: Uric acid causes gout. Tart cherry juice is effective against gout; meats raise uric acid; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will aggravate gout. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - to enhance uric acid excretion - incline diet to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down.
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Dr. John Goldman
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It is important to know that the in tissue deposition is monosodium urate crystals but we treat the uric acid level in the blood. Below 6 is the goal, but in certain people we want lower like 5 or 4
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