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Help for Gout

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 09:26 AM

Question: I’m a 43-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with gout in the joint in my big toe. I am on medication. My uric acid level was 8.3. I understand this is very high. What can I do to manage that? Diet? Lifestyle?


Dr. Hibberd's answer:

The American Dietetic Association recommends these dietary changes: Drink 8 to 16 cups of fluid each day, with at least half being water, avoid alcohol, eat a moderate amount of protein, preferably from healthy sources, such as low-fat or fat-free dairy, tofu, and eggs. Limit your daily intake of meat, fish, and poultry to 4 to 6 ounces.

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