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Can alcohol make gout symptoms worse?

Can alcohol make gout symptoms worse?

Yes: Gout can be caused by elevated uric acid which can precipitate anywhere in the body, but most commonly in the big toe. Alcohol raises uric acid levels, so in general if you have gout, try not to drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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What is the best alcohol to drink with gout?

What is the best alcohol to drink with gout?

Better to stay away: Alcohol should be avoided with gout since drinking can often bring on an attack or make it worse. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Gout causes : 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. ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

Makes it worse: Alcohol increases the level of uric acid, which is the chemical responsible for gout in predisposed individuals. In some people, gout only occurs when they are drinking. The byproducts of alcohol are excreted preferentially to the byproducts of uric acid, raising their levels, in some people raising them markedly. People with gout should not use alcohol, or drink very sparingly. ...Read more

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Had first gout attack 3 months ago, since then I've made a real effort to change diet, cut out alcohol, lose weight, but having attacks now. Normal?

Had first gout attack 3 months ago, since then I've made a real effort to change diet, cut out alcohol, lose weight, but having attacks now. Normal?

Yes: Diet is one contributing factor to but certain characteristics of your body also play a role. Your body is either over producing uric acid or not eliminating enough uric acid. That Is WHY you are having attacks. A doctor can prescribe medicine to help you with that. Also, certain arthritic conditions can mimic gout so a thorough workup would be a very good idea. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gout or pseudo gout?

What are the symptoms of gout or pseudo gout?

Gout: Is a collection of uric acid crystals in a joint, usually a smaller joint, and typically (but not always) the big toe joint. Pseudogout is caused by calcium oxalate crystals. The sudden onset of pain, redness and swelling is the same, but pseudogout tends to involve larger joints like the knees and elbows. ...Read more

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Is gout a symptom of CKD or does it cause ckd?

Either is possible: Gout with accompanying hyperuricemia can cause kidney disease (uric acid nephropathy). It can also be due to kidney disease, as a decline in kidney function is often associated with increased uric acid levels. Anyone with gout should have there kidney function checked regularly. A nephrologist is usually skilled to detect which is the primary disorder. ...Read more

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What is the best relief you have received from gout? Completely symptom free?

Uric acid control: To control gout long term you need to lower the blood uric acid so you no longer form uratey crystals that precipitate in th4e tissues and joints and cause the acute gout attacks. Medications like benmid, allopurinol, uloric, Krystexxa (pegloticase) are all used in appropriate setting and need to be carefullymonitored for safety. These programs are very successful in keeping you symptom free. ...Read more

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