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Tired of gout attacks. Any cure?

Tired of gout attacks. Any cure?

Control is possible: You need an evaluation to define the correct diagnosis and if it is gout you need long term therapy to lower the uric acid in your blood - ideally below 6 mg. Life style changes may also help. While anti-inflammatory medications can stop acute attacks, and Colchicine can help prevent attacks and sometimes used to treat acute attacks - you need urate lowering therapy long term. ...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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Are there any known ways to treat an acute gout attack without medication?

Are there any known ways to treat an acute gout attack without medication?

Ice: Cool that joint down with an ice pack. Cherry juice may help but is expensive. Colchicine, a common gout medication, is actually derived from the root of a plant, the autumnn crocus. Other dietary changes that may prevent flares include vitamin c, and low-fat dairy foods. ...Read more

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Gout pain attack?

They work: I've treated acute gouty attacks for almost 30 years and used judiciously, Colchicine and intraarticular steroid injections do work...Much better in fact than nsaids. And there is some research to indicate that the reason gout attacks the peripheral joints first is the lower temperature so heat may work when cold doesn't. ....Just my 2 cents. ...Read more

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How to cure the painful symptoms of gout?

NSAIDs: Often acute gout symptoms can be resolved with a strong anti-inflammatory medication such as indomethacin. If you have chronic gout you may need to be on a long term medication that will prevent gout attacks. ...Read more

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How to stop reoccuring gout attacks?

Medication: You may need to see your pcp for testing and then to be placed on a long term medicine to control uric acid such as uloric or alopurinol. ...Read more

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Can gout be cured?

Not: Most people how have gout have all the time, you minimize the symptoms by adhere to diet and take medications and avoid aggravating factors. ...Read more

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Can gout attack shoulders?

Gout can...: Gout or acute gouty arthritis can affect many joints, but most often involves the lower extremity, particularly the great toe. Shoulder is infrequent but possible. ...Read more

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How to cure gout?

How to cure gout?

Treatment: There is no cure but medicines and a change in lifestyle may help reduce the painful attacks of gout. Certain drugs such as colchicine and anti-inflammatories relieve the joint pain of a gout flare. Other drugs such as allopurinol reduce the body's uric acid and help prevent attacks of gout. ...Read more

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