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Will gout kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will gout kill me if I don't get treatment?

No but painful: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. Gout is not fatal. ...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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Best gout treatment?

Best gout treatment?

Depends: There are several really good treatments for gout. If you are in an active flare, and your kidneys are good, and you are not at risk for an ulcer, indomethocin is very effective and inexpensive. Just be sure to take it with food. If you are not immunocompromised in any way Colchicine is another good treatment, and inexpensive too. If you develop diarrhea stop it right away. Prevention is best! ...Read more

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What is the best gout treatment?

Yes: Antiinflammatories, soaking foot in warm epsom salts water, drinking a lot of water, avoid gouty foods. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for gout?

Are there treatment guidelines for gout?

Depends: Do you have acute or chronic gout? There are medication options after bloodwork tests for chronic gout. There is also a fairly uniform treatment protocol for acute gout which may involve anti-inflammatory medication or injection, in addition to diet modification, uric acid bloodwork or joint fluid, x ray evaluation for joint destruction, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gout and pain?

What is the best treatment for gout and pain?

See a doctor: Medication for pain and or swelling and to control the gout. If pain is acute sometimes steroid injections can be given. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for gout?

Decrease uric acid: High uric acid levels in the blood cause gout. The most effective treatment is to lower those levels. The previous doctor spelled out how we do that with drugs. It is desirable to avoid drugs, if possible. Go to this reference to learn how to lower uric acid without drugs. https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_can_a_patient_lower_uric_acid_level_in_his_blood_without_taking_any_drugs ...Read more

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Where can I find a good natural gout treatment?

Where can I find a good natural gout treatment?

Avoid foods: Avoid foods that are high in purines. These are broken down into uric acid which in high elevations cause the gouty attacks. Look on line to find these foods. Drink plenty of water. Cherry juice can help lower the uric acid levels as well. ...Read more

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What are some suggested treatment options for gout?

Controlling uric : Acid levels. Watching diet, avoiding foods that elevate uric acid. Taking prophylactic medication if needed. ...Read more

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