"Gout is often associated to obesity, overweight, general metabolism disorders, and thus an increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. It has been shown that excessive consumption of beer causes gout.
We can tell you the truth: cure the gout is possible, but only with some important diet changes"
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A diet low in purine is recommended and a significant reduction in alcohol intake. Especially, the beer must absolutely be stopped because it contains purines which are transformed into uric acid (included non-alcoholic beer).
Tea is also to avoid because it contains a significant amount of purines (half as beer) and promotes the removal of water by the body, which can cause a sudden gout pain.
A gout diet is recommended with low purine foods:
Generally, it's important to reduce caloric consumption, and follow a diet low in purines, which excludes the following foods:
Foods to reduce
Foods to avoid
Soft drinks (light soft drinks allowed)
Fruit juice rich in fructose (Apple juice, orange juice, grape juice)
Spirits (brandy, whisky)
Sausages and Deli meats
Venison and goose
Meat broth, consommés
Whole grain breads
| Dairy products|
Spa treatments are prescribed as preventive treatment to relieve the gout pain.
Physical inactivity and overweight are aggravating factors of gout. Thus, it's advisable to practice exercise (swimming for example), stretching and moving joints: take care to repetitive movements and weight.
Finally, sudden changes in food, or weight gain, or weight loss can also cause gout. Foods that reduce the risk of gout are dairy products 0%, C vitamin (at least 500 mg/d), cherry and coffee.
A team of researchers from Harvard, school of public health (Boston), highlighted in early 2007 that people drinking a lot of coffee have less risk to have a gout disease.
The risk of gout disease would be less than 40% of those persons drinking 4-5 cups of coffee a day and 61% beyond. The effect is even more marked among men who don't take diuretics, another factor of risk of developing this disease. In the latter, the consumption of 6 cups of coffee or more is associated with a decrease of 70% of the risk of gout.
Another study showed that the coffee would reduce uric acid. Indeed, those drinking 4-5 cups of coffee per day have a lower average rate of uric acid than those who doesn't drink any (0.26 mg/dl).
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Gouty arthropathy: Destruction of the joints due to tophus (cluster of uric acid crystals).
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Renal colic: very intense lower back pain due to "stones" that close up the urinary tract.
Hyperuricemia: uric acid rate in the blood above the normal rate (> 420 µmol/l or 70 mg/l).
Hypouricemia: medical treatment to reduce the level of uric acid in the body.
Infiltration: injection of a product directly into a joint.
Renal failure: progressive, important and definitive degeneration of the kidney function.
Psoriasis: chronic disease that affects first the skin.