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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)

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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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