Some easy steps to treat gout and manage pain
1. You should lose weight:
Losing weight will reduce uric acid level and with balanced
healthy meals and exercise you will lose weight and reduce gout
2. Reduce purine intake:
Breaking down of purines inside body is main step in making
a. Foods you should avoid:
Liver, kidney, heart, rabbit, anchovies, mackerel,
sardines, crab, shrimps and mussels.
b. Food you can eat in moderation:
Beef, lamb, chicken, baked beans, kidney beans,
soybeans, asparagus, bran and whole meal bread.
c. Low purine foods:
Milk, cheese, yoghurt, eggs, pasta, fruits and
3. Vitamin C:
Studies have shown that increasing vitamin c intake can
increase removing uric acid via kidney.
4. Drink enough water:
Drinking at least 1.5 liters of water a day
reduces crystals forming in the kidney.
5. Reduce alcohol and beer intake:
Alcohol increase your risk of developing gout attacks.
6. Rest and put ice on the affected joint to
reduce the pain.
7. Avoid drinking soda, fruit juice and sweet
Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs ,corticosteroids and
colchicine are appropriate option for treatment of acute gout.