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Onions And Gout
No: There is no problem with these fruits. ...Read more
Spinach: Spinach is listed as a high purine content food. If it were as simple as drinking water to reduce purines, there would be very few cases of gout. So , that doesn't work. Sorry. Limiting your intake of purine rich foods is key - see gout in the search engine of your choice for a list. See your podiatrist or rheumatologist for help when it flares ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?
Not necessarily: It sounds like these acidic and irritating foods may be just irritating your airways. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're allergic to them, although you should probably still avoid them or pre-treat with your asthma inhaler prior to indulging. See an allergist to be properly tested to ensure this isn't an allergy that is emerging and proceed as they suggest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can elevated uric acid cause pain even without all-out gout? I have high levels and finger and foot pain, but little swelling and no tophi! thanks!
Not the key: Food choices are seldom critical to health, especially vascular health. Eat your sardines if you like them. It is far more important that you exercise, stay fit and trim, manage any cholestetol, blood pressure and/or blood sugar issues with meds if required, and not smoke. That is enough of a challenge and if you do thAt, eat what you please within the limits of good sense. ...Read more
Can a gout patient with uric acid level 5.8 eat tomato??And what all food items do you suggest??And what about chicken and fish,tea and coffee,etc..
Gout and diet: No particular food is prohibited with gout. Quantity and frequency matter. Be modest with all meat sources. Keep portions small. Minimize red meats and organ meats. Maximize fruit, veggies, and whole grains. Drink plenty of fluid daily. Avoid alcohol. Tomato is fine. Uric acid comes principally from meat sources. ...Read more
Podagra: Generally speaking, gout flares are related to high protein/high purine foods.."organ meats, shellfish, peanuts, cashews, greens, coke...Etc stay hydrated black cherry juice is ok !, antinflammatories may help when acute. Call your pcp or rheumatoligist to prevent chronic problems including arthritis and kidney stones... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foods to avoid: Foods that are rich in purines, an amino acid, are the ones to avoid which leaves everything else useable. The foods are red wine, beer, red meat, shell food, sea food, organ food like sweetbreads and liver. High blood pressure medicine can cause gout also. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Food: Not in general. No. If they were billions of people would be hurt on a daily basis. ...Read more
Wrong approach: Uric acid levels have little to do with diet, though a few foods, notably organ meats, contain so much uric acid that they can drive the values up and alcohol can raise uric acid. The internet is full of total junk, and whoever told you that coconut lowers uric acid simply made it up in order to appear learned and perhaps make crooked money. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, I have gout and need feedback on whether the following food items can flare up gout:? Nuts, white eggs, pomegranate, spinach, wheat bread, honey.
I constantly get stomach cramps and diarrheoa things which trigger this are fresh cream (very bad), onions, chocolate, eggs and any greasy foods. ?
No!: No evidence, other than anecodotal, shows a direct link. I have been on a low-carb diet which is heavy in meat (red) since 1996. I am down from 238 to 194, my med school weight, and go to my website to see what i do. I'm 62. (www.Drnamey.Com). But most importantly, no. Mixing fat and carbs it lethal! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer