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Can alcohol make gout symptoms worse?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Gout can be caused by elevated uric acid which can precipitate anywhere in the body, but most commonly in the big toe.
Alcohol raises uric acid levels, so in general if you have gout, try not to drink alcohol.

In brief: Yes

Gout can be caused by elevated uric acid which can precipitate anywhere in the body, but most commonly in the big toe.
Alcohol raises uric acid levels, so in general if you have gout, try not to drink alcohol.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Jack Hinkle
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Alcohol can decrease the excretion of urates by the kidney thus increasing your uric acid levels, and thus your symptoms of gout.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol can decrease the excretion of urates by the kidney thus increasing your uric acid levels, and thus your symptoms of gout.
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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