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So does a person with gout always need crutches?

So does a person with gout always need crutches?

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

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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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What kind of fish, meat are the ones a person with gout should avoid?

What kind of fish, meat are the ones a person with gout should avoid?

Shellfish, organ: Meats are the most common ones i've found in practice. Occasionally sardines or anchovies in the fish category. You can look up a complete list of foods to minimize in the diet, including legumes. ...Read more

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What kind of fish, meat and vegetables should a person with gout avoid?

What kind of fish, meat and vegetables should a person with gout avoid?

Shell fish: If you have gout you should avoid any shell fish, red meat, alcohol, sweets, and fried foods. Check with your doctor to avoid having recurrent gout attacks that can damage your joints. ...Read more

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What can a person do for gout.

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

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Please suggest what food must not be eaten by a person who has a gout arthritis?

Please suggest what food must not be eaten by a person who has a gout arthritis?

Several.: 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

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How to treat a person with protein deficiency having gout?

How to treat a person with protein deficiency having gout?

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

Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more