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How do I prevent gout from recurring?

How do I prevent gout from recurring?

Diet: Have your dr. Evaluate you for medication. That helps prevent gout attacks. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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How to prevent gout?

How to prevent gout?

Reduce gout by diet: Gout diet helps to control the production and elimination of uric acid, help prevent gout attacks or reduce severity.Limit meat, poultry and fish.Cut back on fat. Saturated fat lowers ability to eliminate uric acid. Limit alcohol.Interferes with the elimination of uric acid from your body.Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, 8-16 glasses.Eat complex carbohydrate, grains, fruits, vegetables. ...Read more

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How can I prevent gout attacks?

How can I prevent gout attacks?

See an MD: Gout is most effectively treated medically. There are medications that can be used to prevent gouty flareups. See a primary care doctor for initiation of proper treatment. Difficult cases may need care from a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of flares. Is there a way to prevent gout flares?

Diet and medication: Diet and proper medication prescribed by you physician. Doctor will have to evaluate you and decide what is causing high uric acid which leads to attacks. Then correct medication can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to help prevent gout or is there anything that will help it once it occurs ? Without surgery

See your doctor: There are medications that can help but you also have to restrict consumption of things such alcohol, beef, and seafood. See your doctor to see which medication you are candidate for. ...Read more

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How to prevent gout and lower uric acid in my body?

Gout uric acid rx: Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per 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 liters per day. ...Read more

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Is colchicine safe as maintenance to prevent gout attacks?

Is colchicine safe as maintenance to prevent gout attacks?

No: Colchicine is used for acute attacks. See your physician for better approaches for long term prevention. ...Read more

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If I want to prevent gout does that mean completely no red meat and booze?

If I want to prevent gout does that mean completely no red meat and booze?

Each person differs: Although alcohol can increase the risk of gout in some, and decreasing alcohol can help prevent gout and in some depending on the amount ingested stop gout. Dietary restriction of red meat is unlikely to stop gout. People with gout more often have metabolic changes and/or renal (kidney) changes that leads to elevated uric acid, that leads to the production of urate crystals that cause gout. ...Read more

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What can someone do to prevent a gout incident in right foot from reoccurring?

Allopurinol: See your podiatriist have a base line uric acid exam and if positive be placed on a drug called Allopurinol which is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and prevents purines in the diet from becoming uric acid. And hence gout. ...Read more

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What can someone do to prevent gout arthritis flare up?

What can someone do to prevent gout arthritis flare up?

Medication: Gout is caused by the inability of your body to eliminate waste products. When the levels get too high, crystals form and are deposited in your joints, causing the severe pain. There are medications which can help prevent the build up of waste products in your blood stream. Speak to your doctor to determine if these would work for you. ...Read more

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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

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How can I prevent my gout flare-ups?

How can I prevent my gout flare-ups?

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 more

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How can the herb nettle help in preventing gout?

Herbs: There was another question regarding herbs. They are not the answer here. Real time honored proven medicine is. See your podiatrist or rheumatologist for help ...Read more

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Besides using drugs how can I prevent another another gout flare up from occurring?

Gout: Hi, adjusting your diet to avoid high in animal product, fat and alcohol, drink lots of water, avoid losing weight so rapidly, avoid foods sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Be well. ...Read more

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For a healthy 36 year old, after gout attack has resolved, can colchicine (alone) be taken to prevent future attacks and how much and for how long?

For a healthy 36 year old, after gout attack has resolved, can colchicine (alone) be taken to prevent future attacks and how much and for how long?

Colchicine is rough!: For the long term, Allopurinol is preferred for the prevention of gout attacks. Colchicine is a bit too powerful to be used in the long term. It has too many side effects. ...Read more

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Should anything be taken with allopurinol to prevent the gout attack?

Should anything be taken with allopurinol  to prevent the gout attack?

Yes.: Lowering uric acid too quickly can cause gout attacks. I usually have patients start with Colchicine 0.6 2x/day, and an antiimflammatory nsaid, such as Meloxicam 15mg. I have patients take these two days before starting allopurinol. I usually drop the Colchicine to one a day after several weeks. Can lower, or diminish the use of nsaids. ...Read more

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How do I prevent a painful gout while taking a gout-inducing drug called ethambutol?

How do I prevent a painful gout while taking a gout-inducing drug called ethambutol?

Watch the proteins: Decrease your protein intake (especially lean meats, organ meat, fish, shellfish, chicken) decrease alcohol and increase water intake. Your doctor may also perscribe medication to help decrease your uric acid. ...Read more

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