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Food Risks For Gout
For gout.. Do you know of any alternative treatment other then allupurinol to lower uric acid, for prevention of gout episodes?
Yes: Gout is caused by your body's poor handling of proteins called purines. A diet low in purines certainly helps. Also, stay well hydrated. This helps prevent uric acid kidney stones as well as reduces joint attacks. Anecdotally, cherry juice seems to help as well. Have your uric acid checked regularly and if these methods aren't enough, take Allopurinol or uloric. Gout destroys joints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been overindulging on rich foods with propensity for gout. Any suggestions to prevent an attack?
Hyperuricemia: If you don't have problem with the metabolism to produce and get rid of uric acid, it is unlikely you would get gout. If you do, then one, you should be avoiding those food you know can cause gout, and two, you should talk to your doctor to get medicine to prevent the production of and increase the elimination of uric acid. ...Read more
Somtimes: You can always find healthy choices in any setting, be it at home, restaurants, or prepackaged foods. With so much increase in awareness, there are lot of choices available in every food group including organic foods. With a little effort in reading the labels and a little common sense, you will find healthy foods. Good luck! ...Read more
Foods in Gout: Avoid fatty foods and limit alcohol intake. Avoid high-fructose corn syrup such as found in some soft drinks or some juice drinks. Here is a helpful article from the Mayoclinic since I don't have a lot of room here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/gout-diet/art-20048524 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plenty: A no carb diet is the extreme of a low carb diet. Carbs provide energy for daily activities including exercise. Fruits and vegetables are carbs and have an abundance of antioxidants. The bottom line is that most things taken o the extreme are not good. The body, at least for the long term, is about balance. ...Read more
Gout 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. Nuts are excellent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs gemfibrozil for cholesterol and allopurinol for gout together ?
Is a brand of manuka honey better for health benefits than others? More serious health concerns athritis etc.?
Shellfish: See: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=107Get a more detailed answer ›
Protein and heart: Protein itself is not injurious to hearts. However, excess protein is stressful for kidneys. Aim for 0.8 gram of protein per Kg body weight per day. Avoid saturated fats. Take in polyunsaturated fats and plant fats. Avoid sugars and refined carbohydrate foods. Stay complex with fruit and vegetables. Avoid high fructose corn syrup. Lose weight to ideal body weight with calorie reductions. Exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: There are advantages to eating a diet that minimizes unhealthy saturated fats, but a vegetarian diet does not limit processed goods that contain white sugar and flour and the diet also allows frying of food and trans-fats. So the plant based aspect of the diet is healthy, but not every aspect including excluding wild fish such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Eat the peppers to suit your taste. ...Read more
Is there any good substitute for low dose aspirin therapy(can cause buildup of uric acid) for heart disease?
Good to know: The big studies have not shown increased longevity or much protection from any of the common cancers or vascular diseases just from vegetarianism / veganism. These people do tend to have other healthy habits. I admire the moral statement against the cruelty of factory farming. If you do not supplement (b12, several others) you will ruin your health -- your physician can guide you. ...Read more