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Doctor insights on: How Eating Too Much Fruit Causes Gout

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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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Is fruit salt that makes a sparkling drink in water a good light preventive treatment for gout or elevated uric acid?

Is fruit salt that makes a sparkling drink in water a good light preventive treatment for gout or elevated uric acid?

Cherries: Are good for gout....Never really heard of any other fruits so not sure how these fruit salts would help with gout.

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Will eating too much fruit cause diabetes?

Will eating too much fruit cause diabetes?

Not really unless -: You are prone to getting it, because you have a strong family history of it. Keeping you weight in check according to your height and doing regular exercises & eating healthy can reduce your chances of getting it. Excess of anything can be bad for you, so be wary.

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Will eating too much fruit make me fat? Or cause diabetes?

Eating: Eating too much of anything might make you fat. Feel free to eat but also exercise regularly. If you have a bathroom scale weigh yourself (naked) once a week. Also go online to Body Mass Index (BMI) and see if you are of normal weight, overweight, or underweight.

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I was curious if eating too much fruit can cause diabetes?

I was curious if eating too much fruit can cause diabetes?

Perhaps: It's hard to say how much fruit is too much, however if you are a borderline diabetic, too much fruit could be a problem.

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Please tell me if it is true that eating too much fruits & veggies can cause weight gain?

Please tell me if it is true that eating too much fruits & veggies can cause weight gain?

Any time calories: Eaten is more than calories burned - this can lead to weight gain. This can even go for fruits and vegetables. However, it is important to have fruits and vegetables in your diet. Often people who have a healthy intake of fruits and especially vegetables (without excesses of other types of food) are able to lose weight.

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Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Maybe: Some beans and nuts have high levels of purines, the precursors of the uric acid that causes gout. However, the effect of vegetable purines on gout seems to be less than those that come from meat. The best strategy in the long run is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and to take any prescribed medications for gout on a regular basis.

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Can eating shredded wheat every morning cause my gout to flare up?

Not likely: Foods richer in purines, such as red meat might possibly do it more than grains.

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What crystals cause gout? Is there a particular food or drink I can avoid, to avoid eating or drinking whatever makes the crystals?

Sodium urate crystal: People with gout have an elevated uric acid and this can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and in the joints and cause the gout attacks. In the susceptible individual alcohol, red meat can worsen this. Fortunately there are medications that can control and bring down the uric acid level and help prevent further attacks.

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Does eating high fat foods cause gout or just make it worse?

Does eating high fat foods cause gout or just make it worse?

Worsens it: Gout is a metabolic disease of purine metabolism. It is worsened by high fat and protein load as well as alcohol. A primary dr should be able to give recommendations on dietary restriction, hydration and possibly medication to help limit the acute flares of gout.

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Does eating peanut or using peanut butter causes a gout flare up? What is the usual dose of colchicine during a flare up?

Does eating peanut or using peanut butter causes a gout flare up? What is the usual dose of colchicine during a flare up?

Peanut and gout: No, peanut foods wll not trigger gout. Colchicine dose is 0.1. Mg /d.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.

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What do you suggest if my pops has gout, which saddens me so much, cause he has difficulty walking?

What do you suggest if my pops has gout, which saddens me so much, cause he has difficulty walking?

Gout rx: Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. 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. Allopurinol rx daily

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What cause gout?

Elevated uric acid: Uric acid is a breakdown product that builds up in the blood. In people with gout it can be due to the body making too much and/or not excreting it efficiently. There can be many medical reasons for the build up of uric acid. This can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and joints and cause the gout attack: evaluation and treatment depends.

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Gout what caused it?

Uric acid: In gout, uric acid over accumulates in the body. When the uric acid crystallizes, it forms microscopic needle shaped crystals. A gout arthritis attack is one of the most severe joint pains. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones or chalky deposits in the skin. Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications.

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What are the main causes of gout?

What are the main causes of gout?

HIGH URIC ACID: High uric acid causes gout that can happen due to number of reasons, like diet high in purines, genetic predisposition or kidneys not able to excrete uric acid as a result there is high uric acid level in blood.

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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.

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Does gout causes bursitis?

Yes: It can cause bursitis and tendinitis as well as arthritis and kidney stones.

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Does gout cause headaches?

Not usually: Headaches in perswon suffering from gout is usually due to the NSAID they are taking particularly indocine/indomethacin.

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