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Is drinking cider good for gout ?

Is drinking cider good for gout ?

No and no: Cider does not help with gout and drinking cider vinegar is even worse. Popular websites talk about apple cider vinegar and how it prevents gout. It does not. It strips the enamel from your teeth and burns your esophagus. Other problems can also occur. Vinegar pills are also not safe. ...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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Is apple cider vinegar good for gout?

Gout: can be helped with drinking fluids to flush out uric acid to reduce symptoms. I have no direct knowledge of using Apple cider vinegar as a benefit, however, I have hard that cherry juice may help reduce symptoms. Best to ask your doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink protein powder (whey protein) if I have gout? I used to love this as a breakfast supplement but now am not sure if it's a good idea

Is it ok to drink protein powder (whey protein) if I have gout?  I used to love this as a breakfast supplement but now am not sure if it's a good idea

Yes: Diet has very little influence on serum uric acid levels. However, if you have gout you should be on allopurinol to normalize serum uric acid level and prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I avoid eating and drinking if I have gout?

Any tips? What should I avoid eating and drinking if I have gout?

Gout diet: Generally, i recommend patients avoid or severely cut down on red meats, organ meats, shellfish. Also you should avoid or severely reduce alcohol, soda intake as these often cause a diuretic effect (makes you urinate) which may dehydrate and increase uric acid levels causing gout. Drink plenty of water if exercising. You may want to avoid protein supplements as well. ...Read more

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What is the best alcohol to drink with gout?

Better to stay away: Alcohol should be avoided with gout since drinking can often bring on an attack or make it worse. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee increase the severity of a gout attack?

No: Coffee should not have an effect on the gout attack. There has been some evidence that coffee can decrease your risk of future attacks. ...Read more

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What foods & drinks should I eat & drink to help with gout ?

See below: Cherry juice has been known to be help[ful. Avoid eshell fish, nuts, alcohol, sardines and red meats since these foods can often exaserbate an attack. ...Read more

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What is gout and can u get it even if u don't drink And could it be deathly?

Gout is high uric : acid in your body that deposits in a joint causing inflammation. You either underexcrete or overproduce uric acid depending on your particular case. Alcohol is the chief offended but many foods rich in purine are culprits. Cheese and organ meats are the most common. The big toe is the most common joint affected. See a doctor to figure out if a prescription agent is warranted. cherry juice can help ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 34 and am suffering from gout. My question is... I smoke marijauna daily , will it make my gout worse? I don't drink at all.

Hi I'm 34 and am suffering from gout. My question is... I smoke marijauna  daily , will it make my gout worse? I don't drink at all.

No worsening: Hello Francis, Marijuana will not worsen your gout, if anything, it will help with easing the pain. May I ask why you smoke marijuana? Was it medically recommended? ...Read more

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Does coffee increase the amount of uric acid in the body? I drink maybe 8 cups per day. Could this be the cause of my gout?

Does coffee increase the amount of uric acid in the body?  I drink maybe 8 cups per day.  Could this be the cause of my gout?

Coffee seems to help: Actually, drinking coffee seems to reduce the risk of gout and is not the cause! see http://www.Arthritis.Org/research/funded-research/research-update/journal-summaries/coffee-gout-risk/ however, diet does have a big effect on gout. For a good summary of ways to reduce risk of gout including diet, supplements and herbs see http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/gout-000070.Htm. ...Read more

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