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Does eating high fat foods cause gout or just make it worse?

Does eating high fat foods cause gout or just make it worse?

Worsens it: Gout is a metabolic disease of purine metabolism. It is worsened by high fat and protein load as well as alcohol. A primary dr should be able to give recommendations on dietary restriction, hydration and possibly medication to help limit the acute flares of gout. ...Read more

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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 crystals cause gout? Is there a particular food or drink I can avoid, to avoid eating or drinking whatever makes the crystals?

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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Is water spinach high in purines and can cause gout?

Is water spinach high in purines and can cause gout?

Spinach: Spinach is listed as a high purine content food. If it were as simple as drinking water to reduce purines, there would be very few cases of gout. So , that doesn't work. Sorry. Limiting your intake of purine rich foods is key - see gout in the search engine of your choice for a list. See your podiatrist or rheumatologist for help when it flares ...Read more

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What causes uric acid levels to get to high and lead to gout?

What causes uric acid levels to get to high and lead to gout?

2 Causes: Excess uric acid is either caused by under excretion (kidneys) or overproduction. The latter is often due to an enzyme deficiency, and made worse by a high purine (protein) diet. A low purine diet, good hydration and talking to your doctor about possibly taking Allopurinol should help. ...Read more

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Which foods are best to consume if you have gout , heartburn and high triglycerides?

Which foods are best to consume if you have gout , heartburn and high triglycerides?

What not eat: Right question wrong format. The question should be what to avoid.Avoid simple cabohydrates&animal fat consumption. So avoid white breads, white potatoes, white pasata, pastries etc stick with complex cabohydrates such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, apples, etc. Avoid high glycemic index foods. Redmeat, especially high in fats are to be avoided as well as fried foods.Eat fish esp those w/omega-3. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a higher temperature cause gout to get worse?

I am not sure: I agree with the above statement, hence I can not answer it. What do you mean by increased temperature? Of what? Do you mean the person has a fever? ...Read more

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Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder? What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns

Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder?  What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns

Not by itself : An enlarged gallbladder by itself is not necessarily concerning unless associated with intermittent bouts of cholecystitis. High uric acid levels may be associated with gout. ...Read more

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What are purine foods that can cause gout?

What are purine foods that can cause gout?

Shellfish, beer,wine: The foods to avoid are fermented beverages(like beer and wine), shellfish, banannas, smoked meat and fish, organ meats(liver), peanuts, and excess caffeine. If you have had more then one attack of gout go you your doctor for treatment as these attacks can lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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My mom wants to know what food causes gout because she has it?

Forget diet: Studies have that diet is not a factor. Your mom needs to be on Allopurinol to reduce serum uric acid level and prevent recurrence of gouty attacks. ...Read more

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My husband suffers from severe acute gout. Can this cause high muscle enzyme count?

Gout and CPK: Muscle enzmye -CPK does not usually rise with gout but in rare cases if on colchicine and uloric drugs used to treat gout you can have elevation of CPK. Also if someone is on a statin (used to treat high cholesterol) like lipitor (atorvastatin) can have elevation of CPK . F/U with doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2448456 ...Read more

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Does or can Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) cause "high" uric acid levels? Dr put me on Allopurinol but I don't have gout or never have had.

Does or can Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) cause "high" uric acid levels?  Dr put me on Allopurinol but I don't have gout or never have had.

Metabolic problem: Elevated uric acid levels besides gout attacks , possibly may also lead severe systemic problems , as some times my deposit in the eyes retinal vessels , heart muscle blood vessels of other critical areas , to prevent these comp,actions your doctor wants the levels down, always get hydrated drink plenty of fluids ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles i take medication for my high blood pressure and gout.

What causes swollen ankles i take medication for my high blood pressure and gout.

See your doctor: You may have bad valves within the blood vessels allowing fluic to accumulate. ...Read more

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Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Maybe: Some beans and nuts have high levels of purines, the precursors of the uric acid that causes gout. However, the effect of vegetable purines on gout seems to be less than those that come from meat. The best strategy in the long run is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and to take any prescribed medications for gout on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Does eating peanut or using peanut butter causes a gout flare up? What is the usual dose of colchicine during a flare up?

Does eating peanut or using peanut butter causes a gout flare up? What is the usual dose of colchicine during a flare up?

Peanut and gout: No, peanut foods wll not trigger gout. Colchicine dose is 0.1. Mg /d.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And 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 and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. ...Read more

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