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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
No: Gout is a genetic condition. A patient with gout has an abnormal accumulation of uric acid crystal in their joints. No amount of exercise will prevent the abnormal accumulation in the joints. The most significant preventive measure for avoidance of gout flare ups is diet. Stay away from foods high in uric acid like red meat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gout diet: Lowering uric acid: Adjust 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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many ways: Gout is an inborn error of metabolism. You either over produce uric acid or you under secrete uric acid from the kidneys. 1st stay as wel hydrated as you can. Next, follow a low purine diet (google it) to the best of your ability and 3rd, you may need medication to help lower your uric acid levels. If you are having problems beyond this, follow closely with your pcp & consider rheumatologist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have back pain. I also have gout flare ups.The pain definitely feels like gout. I'm 51.Had gout @ 19 toe ankle knee.Could it be in si joint?
Don't guess : Gout can involve any joint of the body including those of the back, usually seen in more advanced cases. Back pain can be caused from many things, some which do not even involved the back. A medical history, detailed review of system & physical examination by a physician plus x-rays may provide the answer. ...Read more
Yes: Limit meat, poultry and fish. Animal proteins are high in purine. Avoid or severely limit high-purine foods, such as organ meats, herring, anchovies and mackerel. Red meat (beef, pork and lamb), fatty fish and seafood (tuna, shrimp, lobster and scallops) are associated with increased risk of gout. Because all meat, poultry and fish contain purines, limit your intake to 4 to 6 ounces (113 to 170 gr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Still unclear: So there is a ton of crap (excuse my language, but i cannot find another suitable word) regarding resveratrol and gout. There are antedotal reports littering the internet, but following up on those reports leads to dead ends in my opinion. I would say the effects are still unclear, and it does not hurt or help gout based on our current understanding. ...Read more
This is a purine: Resveratrol is a the antioxidant benefit that is found in red wine which is good for your heart. Unfortunately alcohol in any shape or form is broken down into purines that can cause in increase in purines and thereby increasing your uric acid leading to gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Podagra: Generally speaking, gout flares are related to high protein/high purine foods.."organ meats, shellfish, peanuts, cashews, greens, coke...Etc stay hydrated black cherry juice is ok !, antinflammatories may help when acute. Call your pcp or rheumatoligist to prevent chronic problems including arthritis and kidney stones... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a gout flare up. It was treated and went away. Started on Puricos on Tuesday. Now it feels like a new flare up. Should I continue on puricos?
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