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Can Exercise Help Control My Gout Flare Ups
No: Gout is a genetic condition. A patient with gout has an abnormal accumulation of uric acid crystal in their joints. No amount of exercise will prevent the abnormal accumulation in the joints. The most significant preventive measure for avoidance of gout flare ups is diet. Stay away from foods high in uric acid like red meat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If having a gout flare, but meds are making the pain manageable, is it best to rest until the flare is gone or can you do normal activity? Exercise?
Rest gout joint: Rest it. Don't exercise it. Adjust diet.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks /foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L/d ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gout diet: Lowering uric acid: Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: They can be caused by medications, kidney function and other medical reasons, hereditary predisposition, and (controversially) diet. Hyperuricemia can cause the gout. The underlying cause of hyperuricemia needs to be addressed, and sometimes management with medications are necessary. ...Read more
Many ways: Gout is an inborn error of metabolism. You either over produce uric acid or you under secrete uric acid from the kidneys. 1st stay as wel hydrated as you can. Next, follow a low purine diet (google it) to the best of your ability and 3rd, you may need medication to help lower your uric acid levels. If you are having problems beyond this, follow closely with your pcp & consider rheumatologist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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