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What products do you recommend for gout and have they worked.?

What products do you recommend for gout and have they worked.?

Not!: Antiinflammatory drugs and low dose colchicine, before starting Allopurinol to lower uric acid or the new drug uloric. Of course dietary changes help, ie. Lower etoh consumption, no crash diets ( ketosis in urine raises uric acid). Finally, corticosteroid injection in an inflammed joint offers quick relief, but cannot replace the above. I frequently give patient one probeneccid/colchicine, 1/da. ...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 is the recommended diet for individuals with gout?

What is the recommended diet for individuals with gout?

Avoid....: Organ meats, red meat in general, excessive alcohol, and several other things. Cherry juice helps. However, even implementing these, in my opinion the effects are modest and result in life-style changes that can be large. Reducing etoh and not-eating organ meats are good ideas unto themselves. But the majority of people with increased urate: 1/3 under secrete: 1/3 over-produce; and 1/3 both. ...Read more

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Is colchicine recommended for treating gout?

Is colchicine recommended for treating gout?

Yes......: However there are other medicines that may be better. Treatment of an acute gouty flare is different that that for prevention of these. See your primary care doctor to see what medicine or combinations of medicine is best for you. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medication is recommended for gout?

Not sure: Don;t think there is anything- outside of homeopathic or vitamin store products. Can;t vouch for their effectiveness. I';m sure if you have been diagnosed, you physician reminded you about which foods, drink, etc you should avoid. This is a good start to reducing your uric acid levels. ...Read more

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Which gout treatments work?

Patient specific: Ultimately it's the one that reduces the accumulation of uric acid in your system. Depending on how long the disease has been present and how much damage has occurred secondarily in the joints will influence the treatments effectiveness. Treatments typically start with diet and then a combination of medications that will reduce the accumulation and aid with the excretion of uric acid. ...Read more

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Which gout treatments work best?

Which gout treatments work best?

Varied: There are many different treatments for the various pasts of gouty arthritis. For the acute attacks the inflammation can be treated with colchicine, anti-inflammatory medications( like ibuprofen) or steroids. Other medications may be used to lower the uric acid levels in the blood - like Allopurinol or uloric- for more chronic treatment. ...Read more

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