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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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