Saturday, September 28, 2013

Gout: What do I do?

If you are currently experiencing a gout attack you should visit your doctor if you have not already done so. You need to think about what you have eaten that could have caused this gout attack. You should avoid consuming red meat, shellfish, fish, nuts, beans, spinach, alcohol, hot dogs, carbonated drinks, cauliflower, kelp, mushrooms, most soups, and any foods you really enjoy that are high in purines. You should eat lots of cherries, other red berries, and maybe some watermelon. You should be drinking lots and lots of water. This will help to flush the uric acid from your system. Generally, your body’s pH is acidic. Drinking alkaline water, or adding alkaline drops to your water, will reduce the acidity of your body and promote the reduction of the uric acid. As for protein, I recommend SMALL portions of baked chicken, not fried chicken. Chicken has fewer purines than other proteins plus there is hundreds of way to bake chicken and make it taste good.
If you are NOT experiencing a gout attack but have a history of gout, you need to learn what your trigger foods are and avoid them. Any time you have a gout attack or gout flare, you should consider all of the food and drink you have consumed in the past 48 hours to determine what may have been your trigger. Generally, you will want to limit your intake of red meat, shellfish, fish, nuts, beans, spinach, alcohol, hot dogs, carbonated drinks, cauliflower, kelp, mushrooms, most soups, and any foods you really enjoy that are high in purines. Continue to drink lots of water. You can purchase a uric acid meter if you want to monitor you uric acid levels on your own. If the doctor has given you a preventive medicine like Allopurinol, you should continue to take it as prescribed but NOT while you are having a gout attack. Some suffers have found that Allopurinol can actually cause gout for some people instead of prevent it.
This is my experience. You may have a different experience. Leave me a comment and tell me your story.

3 comments:

  1. My father has had gout for some yrs and i will tell you its been hell with him he was always in so much pain the pain killers wasnt working for him any more he got hooked on hydrocodone and it was very hard for him to get off the drugs but recently last yr he found a website that has helped him out he has not had any problems since so if you are looking to get rid of gout i would advise you check the site out for your self it worked for my father and it is a blessing to be able to be around him now because before he was a very grouchy grumpy man his gran children didnt even want to be around him but ever since he went thru this website he has been much better heres the link......cangoutbecured.com

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  2. Gouty arthritis is a painful form of arthritis. My grandfather suffered that disease called gout. He was unable to walk and stand. Among many remedies that would help in treating gout, there's evaidyaji detox herbal tea which helps him for treating his gout. It provides nourishment to the joints affected by gout and improved the functioning of the muscles and joints. My grandfather is now slowly healed.

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