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If sugar is bad for gout what can I use to replace it. ?

If sugar is bad for gout what can I use to replace it. ?

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 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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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?

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

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What are the causes of gout and what can you do for it?

What are the causes of gout and what can you do for it?

Gout: Gout is caused by excessive amounts of uric acid in the body. Medications such as Allopurinol are helpful in keeping uric acid levels low. ...Read more

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Can almonds cause gout?

Can almonds cause gout?

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 more

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Does oolong tea cause gout?

No relationship: I've never seen or heard a relationship there. Large quantities of red meats, beer and several other foods are known triggers for gout. Lately, it has been found that drinking cherry juice can be helpful in preventing attacks. ...Read more

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What causes gout flare ups?

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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Can heat cause a gout attack?

Can heat cause a gout attack?

No: Gout is caused by abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood due to eating foods high in purines or due to kidney dysfunction in the clearance of uric acid. A blood test can be done to see if the uric acid level is elevated. ...Read more