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What food to eat and what to avoid when a person is suffering through gout problem, my father, aged 62, also a blood pressure patient?
Diet and gout: Avoid meats and most importantly, avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol are doubly potent against gout. Avoid these. Also, if you are able, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down even more ...Read more
Low purines: Google low purine or gout diet to see the foods low in purines to eat and those high in purines to avoid. Purines are important in making uric acid, the cause for gout. If you do not secrete enough uric acid or over porduce uric acid, you may come down with an acute gout attack. Force fluids, always. Stay well hydrated and follw this diet as best you can. Follow with pcp/ with rheumatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Limit meat, poultry and fish. Animal proteins are high in purine. Avoid or severely limit high-purine foods, such as organ meats, herring, anchovies and mackerel. Red meat (beef, pork and lamb), fatty fish and seafood (tuna, shrimp, lobster and scallops) are associated with increased risk of gout. Because all meat, poultry and fish contain purines, limit your intake to 4 to 6 ounces (113 to 170 gr. ...Read more
Foods in Gout:
Avoid fatty foods and limit alcohol intake. Avoid high-fructose corn syrup such as found in some soft drinks or some juice drinks. Here is a helpful article from the Mayoclinic since I don't have a lot of room here:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/gout-diet/art-20048524 ...Read more
Gout diet: Lowering uric acid: Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/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 L /day. ...Read more
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
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
Avoid: Shell fish, sardines, nuts, wine/beer, excessive brocholli and cheeses as well as red meats. ...Read more
I am having chrounic gout but recently had a attack afICINter a duration of 10 years or so. Pl suggest me the BEST PROVEN MEDICINE in Allopathy or preferably in HOMEOPATHY for immediate relief. A lso suggest best diet to avoid GOUT attack. Th
Get a Consult.: There are far too many options and consideration that are available for the treatment of gout. It is simply to much to discuss with the limited space available. You need to consult one of the many specialists who are experienced with the effective treatment of long term gout. ...Read more
Very!: Allopurinol has been around for some time is is really quite safe. Rare side-effects do occur, but I have not seen them. When Allopurinol is started (or uloric) start at a low dose and work up. Lowering uric acid in the blood to0 quickly will precipate a gout attack, which is a major reason for using pre-dose Colchicine and/or an anti-inflammatory drug. Used properly, gouty arthritis need not be! ...Read more
Does anybody know anything that helps keep gout at bay? I have heard cherries, bananas, apple cider. Anyone else have suggestions on what to eat and what to avoid?
Not likely!: The elbow is affected, but not without other joints in the lower extremity also being stricken. The most common cause for elbow swelling is olecranon bursitis! the are many causes for this. The most\ serious is infection. Have him see a doctor. Gout really cannot be completely controlled by diet. Improved-yes. Controlled, no! ...Read more
My big toe and the area around it is red, swollen, and painful. Might be gout. What are foods I should eat and avoid? Should I ice it? Thank you!!
Maybe not so easy.: More to the point, before trying to self diagnose, have it examined and eliminate all doubt. Your symptoms seem to describe a gouty condition, and could very well be, but controlling diet may be only part of the solution. Your doctor can supply all the necessary information, as well as instruction, to help you deal with this. ...Read more
My cousin26 yrs old is having gout attacks frequently inspite of avoiding protein diet. Small strain on foot like walking leads to severe attack.
Medicines: Gout is mostly a clinical diagnosis meaning that it's usually diagnosed by a doctor based on a history and physical exam. If someone is diagnosed with gout they are usually given one medication to treat the inflammation and a different medication that tries to keep the flare-ups to a minimum. ...Read more
Rarely: It is rare that a person with gout will need crutches. At times during the acute attack, especially involving the great toe or knee the joint is so painful that it is impossible to bear weight. This is usually treated with different medications or local cortisone injections. It is, therefore, possible that during the most acute part of an attack, within the first 24 hours, crutches may be used. ...Read more
Gout diet: Diet does not play as great a role in worsening or helping gouty symptoms as is commonly thought. Diets high in alcohol, particularly beer, shellfish or organ meats pose the greatest risk. Fruits, grains, vegetables and dairy products do not raise the risk of gout for most people. Enjoy your oatmeal! ...Read more
Organ meats: liver, kidney, sweetbreads, heart, etc. Slow down on meat. Do not drink. Tart cherry juice can help.
But when all is sai and done the cornerstone is treatment with Allopurinol or the newer uloric. Diet alone cannot match the efficacy of these drugs in preventing the over- synthesis of uric acid, the cause of gouty arthritis and uric acid nephropathy. Diet helps, but not good enough! ...Read more
See your doctor: If there is an underlying medical reason for your protein deficiency, medical treatment will be in order. If it is due to malnutrition or crash dieting, getting the right protein in the diet and/or supplementation might help. It is controversial, but in patients who do not take in enough protein and/or calories, muscle catabolism takes place before burning fat. ...Read more
Highlevel predispose: Gout can occur where serum uric acid levels are as low as 6 mg/dl but an individual can have serum values as high as 9.6 mg/dl and not have gout. Depending on the lab normal range any level above 8 mg/dl is called hyperurecemia. The higher the level of uric acid the more likely you are to experience a gout attack but not necessarily. ...Read more