Some easy steps to treat gout and manage pain – AC

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
attacks.

2. Reduce purine intake:

Breaking down of purines inside body is main step in making
uric acid.

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
vegetables.

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
drinks.

8. Medications:

Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs ,corticosteroids and
colchicine are appropriate option for treatment of acute gout.

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