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Does Sugar Cause Gout
Sugar OK with Gout: Sugar is not one of the foods to be avoided in gout, although in general limiting sugar in our diets is a healthy choice. Gout is triggered by foods high in purines. Foods like beef, pork, lamb, and organ meats like liver. Also beer, seafood and cabbage family vegetables. For a complete list of foods to avoid and those that are healthy for gout sufferers, see www.Gout, com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My uric acid level is 5.9 and sugar level is 200 is there any risk for gout because I have severe pain in my shoulders?
Yes and no: Gout is an acute inflammatory arthritis caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in a joint. The affected joint, often the big toe, becomes very painful and often red. Your shoulder pain very unlikely to be gout, and your uric acid level is normal. High fructose intake, as from corn syrup, may cause type 2 diabetes, and also raise uric acid level. Carb reduction may help. See your doctor. ...Read more
Almonds are healthy: Almonds are very healthy for us. They contain unsaturated fats, vitamins, particularly Vit E, and some protein. The protein almonds contain are not going to spike your serum uric acid, which provokes gout. Almonds contain oxalate, which can crystallize in urine to promote calcium oxalate stones. Be sure you balance your diet, eat well, drink 3 liters per day, and enjoy almonds-an excellent food. ...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
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