Gout Treatment : Diet

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Gout Treatment : Diet 

Thomas A. LeBeau

St. Augustine Foot and Ankle

Gout is a form of arthritis marked by sudden attacks of painful, inflamed joints. If it is not controlled, gout can cause severe damage to joints, tendons, and other tissues. A good GOUT TREATMENT is to eat a healthy diet.

Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood. GOUT TREATMENT used to be a strict diet, but now there are medicines that can control it. These GOUT TREATMENT medicines have largely replaced the need to restrict what you eat.

But making changes in your diet will act as an effective GOUT TREATMENT. If you want to try an eating plan for gout, this information can help you learn more about how to eat in ways that may help you keep your gout under control and still get the nutrition you need.

Diet driven GOUT TREATMENT:

  • Limit foods that are high in purines, especially meat, seafood, and beer.
  • Eat a healthy diet that provides the nutrients you need and helps you control your weight.
  • Eat low-fat dairy products. This may lower your risk of gout.1
  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids. This can help your body get rid of uric acid.

With our experience at St. Augustine Foot and Ankle we will do everything we can to help with the burning and aching in the foot or toes you may be feeling and get you back to your regular activity. If you are experiencing burning and aching in the foot please come see us as soon as possible. If you suspect you have gout or are feeling pain in your foot or lower leg of any kind please give us a call to set an appointment at (904) 824-0869 or feel free to email us at info@staugustinefoot.com