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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

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...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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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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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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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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Any tips? What should I avoid eating and drinking if I have gout?

Gout diet: Generally, i recommend patients avoid or severely cut down on red meats, organ meats, shellfish. Also you should avoid or severely reduce alcohol, soda intake as these often cause a diuretic effect (makes you urinate) which may dehydrate and increase uric acid levels causing gout. Drink plenty of water if exercising. You may want to avoid protein supplements as well. ...Read more

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Is drinking cider good for gout ?

Is drinking cider good for gout ?

No and no: Cider does not help with gout and drinking cider vinegar is even worse. Popular websites talk about apple cider vinegar and how it prevents gout. It does not. It strips the enamel from your teeth and burns your esophagus. Other problems can also occur. Vinegar pills are also not safe. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee increase the severity of a gout attack?

Does drinking coffee increase the severity of a gout attack?

No: Coffee should not have an effect on the gout attack. There has been some evidence that coffee can decrease your risk of future attacks. ...Read more

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Is drink Eno is good for gout treatment?

Is drink Eno is good for gout treatment?

Really?: Eno is an over the counter antacid brand, produced by GlaxoSmithKline. Its main ingredients are sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, and citric acid. It substitutes for baking powder. Would recommend you avoid unproven internet "cures" and consult your doctor for appropriate treatment with gout-directed medications. ...Read more

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What foods & drinks should I eat & drink to help with gout ?

See below: Cherry juice has been known to be help[ful. Avoid eshell fish, nuts, alcohol, sardines and red meats since these foods can often exaserbate an attack. ...Read more

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What is gout and can u get it even if u don't drink And could it be deathly?

What is gout and can u get it even if u don't drink
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Gout is high uric : acid in your body that deposits in a joint causing inflammation. You either underexcrete or overproduce uric acid depending on your particular case. Alcohol is the chief offended but many foods rich in purine are culprits. Cheese and organ meats are the most common. The big toe is the most common joint affected. See a doctor to figure out if a prescription agent is warranted. cherry juice can help ...Read more

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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?

Sodium urate crystal: People with gout have an elevated uric acid and this can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and in the joints and cause the gout attacks. In the susceptible individual alcohol, red meat can worsen this. Fortunately there are medications that can control and bring down the uric acid level and help prevent further attacks. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 34 and am suffering from gout. My question is... I smoke marijauna daily , will it make my gout worse? I don't drink at all.

Hi I'm 34 and am suffering from gout. My question is... I smoke marijauna  daily , will it make my gout worse? I don't drink at all.

No worsening: Hello Francis,

Marijuana will not worsen your gout, if anything, it will help with easing the pain. May I ask why you smoke marijuana? Was it medically recommended? ...Read more

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Does coffee increase the amount of uric acid in the body? I drink maybe 8 cups per day. Could this be the cause of my gout?

Does coffee increase the amount of uric acid in the body?  I drink maybe 8 cups per day.  Could this be the cause of my gout?

Coffee seems to help: Actually, drinking coffee seems to reduce the risk of gout and is not the cause! see http://www.Arthritis.Org/research/funded-research/research-update/journal-summaries/coffee-gout-risk/
however, diet does have a big effect on gout. For a good summary of ways to reduce risk of gout including diet, supplements and herbs see http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/gout-000070.Htm. ...Read more

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I have gout and have just taken Celebrex. Am I able to drink a pain pill as well such as Nurofen or any other pill? Please advise

I have gout and have just taken Celebrex. Am I able to drink a pain pill as well such as Nurofen or any other pill?  Please advise

Try something else: Best not to take another anti-inflammatory now. Take some paracetamol or other pure analgesic, like tramadol. Ask your GP for some colchicine and get a full work-up to confirm diagnosis and start treating the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Got gout attack once a month even control food intake and drink 2.5 Liter a day. Back to normal after taken colchicine and painkiller. Is it normal?

Only thing missing-: -is the addition of allopurinol which in some mysterious way interferes with the uric acid metabolism & it remains under control. I take 200mg/day & after 28 years since my 1'st episode, have never had another. ...Read more

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Overdid it with food and drink this weekend. Early stage gout outbreak, walking is tough. What to do? No access to doctor right now

Overdid it with food and drink this weekend. Early stage gout outbreak, walking is tough.  What to do? No access to doctor right now

SOME OTC may help: A gouty attack can be very painful. Sorry for not being able to get medical help. Make sure you stay well hydrated--no alcohol. Anyhow, we often prescribe a powerful antiinflammatory medication called Indocin (indomethacin) for gouty attack. Motrin/aleve are similar medicines and may provide some relief. The prescription dosage of Motrin =600 or 800mg 3x/day. Aleve =naproxen 500mg 2x/day. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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To cut down on my soda drinking , I add lemon juice (from concentrate) to a glass of ice water. Can the lemon juice affect my gout?

Yes: The drinking of warm water and freshly squeezed lemons help to neutralize the uric acid in your body. Try this after every meal. Sodas are really bad and lead to gout attacks. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink protein powder (whey protein) if I have gout? I used to love this as a breakfast supplement but now am not sure if it's a good idea

Yes: Diet has very little influence on serum uric acid levels. However, if you have gout you should be on allopurinol to normalize serum uric acid level and prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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After an evening out of drinking beer, I often get pain in my foot along the outer side and acoss the top. Not in toe like gout. Indicin resolves it.?

After an evening out of drinking beer, I often get pain in my foot along the outer side and acoss the top.  Not in toe like gout. Indicin resolves it.?

Read on: Beer is one of the worst things for gout flare ups. As. A person with gout for over 30 years I have only had it in my big toe twice. Frequently I have it exactly where u describe it foot as well as ankle knees elbows fingers wrists etc. See ur dr have ur uric acid level checked. ...Read more