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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)

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

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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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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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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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 can have elevation of CPK . F/U with doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2448456 ...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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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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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?

Read on: Low fat foods, avoid simple sugars ie the white bread, rice, pasta the bad carbs, perhaps some krill oil would help as anti inflammatory and help triglycerides. ...Read more

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