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Does cold lunchmeat turkey have high purine and is that bad for people with gout?

Does cold lunchmeat turkey have high purine and is that bad for people with gout?

Not really: Other than beer, specifically, diet has been shown to be less of a trigger than we used to think for acute gouty arthritis.

Enjoy the turkey! ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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My husband has a severe case of gout and already has tophiformed. His uric acid level is still high. Is chicken and turkey ok for him to eat?

My husband has a severe case of gout and already has tophiformed. His uric acid level is still high. Is chicken and turkey ok for him to eat?

Uric acid diet: Only minimally.Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per 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

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Is Turkey bacon healthy for you?

Is Turkey bacon healthy for you?

Turkey bacon: Turkey bacon has less fat on average compared to pork bacon. The fat is saturated fat in both animals. Saturated fats are not healthy fats. ...Read more

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If I'm constipated, should I stay away from peanuts all day? Or Eat fruits all day till dinner Time and make sand which?(turkey bacon, egg, lettuce)

If I'm constipated, should I stay away from peanuts all day? Or Eat fruits all day till dinner Time and make sand which?(turkey bacon, egg, lettuce)

Hydration and fiber: Constipation can frequently be relieved with increased dietary fiber and drinking plenty of water. One of the colon's primary jobs is to reabsorb water from the stool before it is excreted. If you are not drinking enough water the stool can become dry and hard, leading to constipation. Fruits and vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber. ...Read more

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Does damp effect gout?

Does damp effect gout?

Coldness effects : Gout. Gout pain will increase with coldness.
As the uric acid crystals will remain. Warming up the foot can possibly help the crystals dissolve. ...Read more

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What can I do for gout?

What can I do for gout?

Medication: Despite the common advice about diet restrictions, most gout sufferers cannot control the disease with diet alone. Several medications are available, which usually work very well. ...Read more

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How do I manage my gout?

Many ways: Often medications are necessary if you have 2 or more flares per year. Besides medications, consider reducing your purine intake, the compounds that contribute to the formation of uric acid that causes gout. This means organ meats such as pancreas and thymus, sardines, and mussels. Also minimize your alcohol intake. Try to optimize your weight too. And avoid foods with high fructose corn syrup. ...Read more

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How do you relieve gout?

How do you relieve gout?

See a doctor: There are many medications that can be prescribed to help gout. ...Read more

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What drug for acute gout?

What drug for acute gout?

Cholcrys and Indocin (indomethacin): Cholcrys an Indocin (indomethacin) are the most common combination for acute gout attacks. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my gout?

How can I relieve my gout?

Several ways: The best way is to see a doctor to make sure it is gout.
Anti-inflamatories are often used as well as a cortisone injection depending on where the gout is located. ...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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An i eat menudo with gout?

An i eat menudo with gout?

Menudo and gout: You should be ok, but you should always monitor how you feel after eating certain foods to be sure they are not a trigger for you. Remember, the key with gout is moderation (especially those foods that you should avoid). ...Read more

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Is gout related to my diet?

Is gout related to my diet?

Yes: Purine rich foods and alcohol can contribute to a rise in blood uric acid levels and contribute to gout and it's symptoms. Gout is a metabolic disorder that ingestion of certain foods can aggravate. Avoiding moderate and high purine rich foods may help keep the onset of gout symptoms at bay. ...Read more

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How common are gout flares?

Until controlled: Until you gout is controlled they can be common. Once your uric acid level is controlled - usually staying under 6, then your body is much less likely to form monosodium urate crystals which are the crystals that precipitate in your tissues and your body and cause gout. This will control your gout and this will depend on your compliance to your medications. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of gout bad?

Are the symptoms of gout bad?

Yes: Gout can cause red, swollen, painful joints. Sometimes it can be asymptomatic. The joint between the foot and the big toe is often involved. These symptoms typically occur after a large meal or after drinking alcohol. Can also occur in the knee. Caused by purine metabolism problems. Gout should be evaluated and treated by a physician. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have gout?

Healthy food: If your gout is caused by food and not high blood pressure medicine, try to avoid the following types of food. Foods that are high in purines cause uric acid problems and gout. These generally are: red meat, shell food, sea food, liver, sweetbreads, red wine, beer. Doesn't leave much left to eat but you'll feel better. ...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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I need a diet for gout relief.?

I need a diet for gout relief.?

Low purine diet: Low purine foods include milk, egg whites, vegetables, berries, breads and pasta. Avoid alcohol and high purine foods such as red meat, salty fish, liver, gravy, mincemeat, scallop and mussels. All protein contains purines and should be consumed in moderation. Consult your doctor for a balanced diet so that you are still getting all your nutrients. ...Read more

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Does gout worsen if not treated?

Yes: So gout is a condition that tends to both recruit more joints with each flare (i.e. 1st flare: big toe, 2nd flare: big toe and knee, etc) and worsens the inflammation that occurs with each flare. This can lead to a destructive arthritis that can render the most affected joints unusable and deformed. In addition, kidney stones can occur with untreated disease. Treatment is simple for 95% of gout pt. ...Read more

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What are the four stages of gout?

Gout...: 1) asymptomatic hyperuricemia - high uric acid in the blood
2) acute gout/acute gouty arthritis - uric acid deposition in a joint
3) interval / intercritical gout - the periods between acute attacks
4) chronic tophaceous gout - permanent damage to joints and other vital organs. ...Read more

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What is gout? Where is it located?

What is gout? Where is it located?

An acute arthritis: Gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by uric acid buildup. The hallmarks of inflammation- pain, redness, swelling, heat that come on abruptly are consistent with a gout attack. Gout can occur in a any joint, with most causes at the base of the big toe or in the ankle. Typically, one joint is affected at a time. If you suspect this see a doctor for relief. ...Read more

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What is the best relief from gout?

You need a diagnosis: Gout is a symptom and it must be clarified as to why your have it and what kind you have. People with gout have an elevated uric acid which can develop urate crystals which can precipitate in body tissues including joints. Treating gout includes stopping the attacks with colchicine, nsaids etc and lowering uric acid levels with medications such as benemid, (probenecid) Allopurinol and febuxostat. ...Read more

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What is gout? Where is it located?

What is gout? Where is it located?

Gout: Is a disease caused by the over production or under excretion of uric acid the uric acid forms crystals in blood that can be deposited in a joint. The cooler the location( farther from heart: such as feet) , the more likely this may occur in a joint there. Can be treated and controlled with medication and diet. ...Read more