Saturday, December 26, 2009

Out with gout

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Acute gouty arthritis or acute gout. There are many factors that cause an increase in uric acid level: the following are some of the common :
  • heredity ( family history)
  • Obesity
  • High alcohol intake
  • High intake of foods containing purines
  • some of the drugs used to treat high blood pressure
  • less commonly, longstanding kidney disease met result in high blood levels of uric acid
The first step, wherever possible, in treating gout must be to correct those factors mentioned above which give rise to high uric acid levels, Purines are substances found in foods, which when broken down produce a lot of uric acid. Therefore the following foods which are high in purines should be restricted or avoided;
  • Offal foods such as liver, kidneys, stripe, sweetbreads, and tongue
  • Excessive amount of red meat
  • shellfish, fish roe, and scallops
  • peas, lentils and beans
Alcohol intake should be reduced. Weight loss may be very important. medication for a high blood pressure may need to altered.


Grampy said...

Another side effect of some of the drugs I am taking. Luckily it is not effecting me.

Barbara Rae said...

Hope you are doing better. I've heard the condition is quite painful!

Wishing you all the best in the New Year! :)

richarie said...

good info. thanks for sharing. Yay

Coast guard gifts said...

my mom is in her late 40's and has had arthritis for like ever in her hands, back, and neck and i want to help her. she has tried Advil, Tylenol and other pain relief stuff and now i need some remedies i know that it can't be taken away but it can't helped and that's all i want. Thanks. (and it can't be expensive.)

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