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Are Tomatoes Good For Gout
Diet, meds: Aside from changing diet and possible medications causing gout, the two common drugs to lower uric acid are Allopurinol and uloric. Rarely, probenecid is used. A new infusion, krystexxa, (pegloticase) is necessary very rarely. During flares, anti-inflammatories, ice and rest are helpful. A rheumatologist treats this kind of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not the key: Food choices are seldom critical to health, especially vascular health. Eat your sardines if you like them. It is far more important that you exercise, stay fit and trim, manage any cholestetol, blood pressure and/or blood sugar issues with meds if required, and not smoke. That is enough of a challenge and if you do thAt, eat what you please within the limits of good sense. ...Read more
Well,: There is some science behind the claims that cranberries can protect against urinary tract infections, especially in women who are prone to getting utis. Yet the benefit for other groups of people isn't as clear. Plus, there are no real recommendations on how much cranberry juice you'd need to drink to get any protection against utis. ...Read more
Hypertension: The active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat - a compound known as capsaicin - might set your mouth on fire, it also leads blood vessels to relax (the research in hypertensive rats shows). Long-term dietary consumption of capsaicin, one of the most abundant components in chili peppers, could reduce blood pressure. ...Read more
SUGAR: A lot of sugar in those 2. You can drink them but stay within the daily carb range recommended by your doc or dietician. On an unrelated note, there are so many drugs that grapefruit juice interferes with, I have gotten in the habit of telling my patients that they should avoid it, especially if on multiple medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No good diet product: The word good and diet product should never go together. Diet products don't generally work and they are definitely unhealthy for your body. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more
Eat 2 Beat CA, Pt.6: TOMATOES: Teeming with the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes may block cancer by, among other things, stopping malignant cells from multiplying & by causing them to destroy themselves. Although tomatoes in almost all forms are full of nutrition, lycopene is more easily available to the body in cooked tomato products such as tomato sauce. (Ref: AARP, 5/2014) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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