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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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Can gout attack shoulders?

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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Is there any cure for gout?

Is there any cure for gout?

No: There is no cure but it can be controlled and prevented with diet and meds. Gout level or aka uric acid needs monitoring to goal < 6. ...Read more

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Can heat cause a gout attack?

No: Gout is caused by abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood due to eating foods high in purines or due to kidney dysfunction in the clearance of uric acid. A blood test can be done to see if the uric acid level is elevated. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for gout?

What is the best cure for gout?

Diet modification : to limit all purine-rich foods and pharmaceutical management to address excess uric acid in body. ...Read more

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How can I prevent gout attacks?

How can I prevent gout attacks?

See an MD: Gout is most effectively treated medically. There are medications that can be used to prevent gouty flareups. See a primary care doctor for initiation of proper treatment. Difficult cases may need care from a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for gout?

Prevention: Usually meds are needed. Diet alone is difficult to control. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for gout ?

Could there be a cure for gout ?

No: There is no cure for gout but dietary and lifestyle changes may reduce the attacks of gout. If that is not sufficient, there are several medications that can lower the body's uric acid load to the point where gout attacks are infrequent. ...Read more

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