Is Minced Meat Food To Avoid With Gout?

Is Minced Meat Food To Avoid With Gout?

I get many questions about gout, from all over the world. Here's one I answered today from Romania about Foods To Avoid With Gout. The original question is preceded by >, and my answer is in italics. > I am from Romania. I have been suffering from gout for almost 4 years and now I am on Allopurinol (200) for more than one year. > As I understand it, if you take allopurinol, you should be able to eat almost anything. What is more important is to have uric acid levels monitored regularly to ensure that you are taking the correct dosage. When you are getting it checked, you should ask your doctor about any changes that you need to make to your diet. Please let me know what he says. > I have read a lot about how bad is minced meat for gout. Is this true and why? Is it bad even if it's chicken minced meat? I like...
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Walking With Gout

Walking With Gout

I have replaced this June 2011 walking with gout discussion with Should I Walk with Gout. But you can still read the old details below. But you will get better gout walking information if you follow the links in this announcement: Walking, Swimming and Gout Update 1. Keith has updated Gout and Exercise to reduce Uric Acid to include new evidence to show that aerobic exercise for 45 days can reduce uric acid. Also, he has written new advice to answer Should I Walk with Gout. 2. I have grouped new exercise discussions for gout sufferers into the Gout and Exercise Forum. Similarly, I have created a Should I Walk with Gout Forum. So please join those discussions and add your own questions, experiences, and opinions about walking and swimming with gout. Please remember if you want personal help with any aspect of gout, the new place to ask is GoutPal's Gout Forum. So we look forward to chatting with you about your walking,...
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Allopurinol Withdrawal: Can I Stop Taking Allopurinol?

Allopurinol Withdrawal: Can I Stop Taking Allopurinol?

For the latest information about stopping allopurinol, see Is Allopurinol A Lifetime Drug? in the allopurinol pages. Also view Allopurinol for Gout video for the wrong way to stop uric acid treatment. You will find related information in the gout medications pages within the Gout Treatment Help Section. Note: This discussion is about allopurinol withdrawal. There is a related discussion about coming off allopurinol. Somebody asked me the other day, "Can I stop taking allopurinol?" The short answer is, "Maybe." Not very useful, so read on for the long answer. First of all understand how allopurinol works. continue reading Withdrawing from Allopurinol...
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Can hot spicy food affect gout?

Can hot spicy food affect gout?

Many gout sufferers want to know: can spicy food affect gout? This raises a number of extra questions. Which spicy foods might affect gout? We've had discussions about hot peppers, including jalapenos and chilies, curry, ginger, turmeric and lots of other spices. Some have positive effects on gout, but most are gout-neutral. How might spicy foods affect gout? Do spices affect inflammation, uric acid levels or both? If you have concerns about spices, we need to know exactly which spice. Then we can see if it might help inflammation for short-term relief, or if it might reduce uric acid for permanent relief. What you really need to ask is: Can hot spicy food affect My gout? Then you need to explain some facts about your gout so we can help you best in your situation. If you are new to GoutPal, I suggest you start with Questions for Gout Sufferers. Continue reading Can hot spicy food affect gout?...
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Is Ural Powder For Gout Safe?

Is Ural Powder For Gout Safe?

Please see the discussion in the comments below about Ural sachet for gout. Because this started as a discussion about baking soda for gout. But we now know that supplementing diet with baking soda or sodium bicarbonate can be bad for your health. Especially if you have raised blood pressure, which is common in gout sufferers continue reading Ural Sachet For Gout...
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Diclofenac For Gout

Diclofenac For Gout

Coincidentally, my recent posts about gout remedies for pain relief requires another - this time it is diclofenac for gout. Diclofenac is one of many NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) that are suitable for any kind of inflammatory pain. As they fight inflammation, they are often prescribed for gout. It seems to me, that the selection of a NSAID has more to do with a doctor's prescribing habits than anything else. In essence, this is bound to happen. There is limited research into comparing NSAIDs as they are all quite similar. If doctors find something that presents more benefits than problems, they are likely to stick with it. So if diclofenac works, then there is little point switching to something else. I also believe that trying to champion one NSAID for gout over another completely misses the point. It is far more important to plan a gout treatment program that recognizes the part that NSAIDs play. The NSAID must be a temporary solution to...
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Liver And Allopurinol Side Effects

Liver And Allopurinol Side Effects

I'm often asked about different aspects of gout treatments. Today I answered a question about allopurinol side effects. "Does allopurinol taken for gout contribute to liver damage?", asked a reader from the USA. Most people tolerate allopurinol well, but up to 20% can have adverse reactions. The most serious reactions can involve liver problems. These are thought to be reversible - i.e. affected the liver recovers after allopurinol is stopped. continue reading Liver And Allopurinol Side Effects...
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