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What are other ways to prevent a gout attack?

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Along with medicine, your doctor may suggest other ways to prevent another attack:

These medicine and lifestyle change can help you get through an attack and prevent other attacks.

  • Exercise and eat a balanced diet to control your weight.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Stay away from sugary drinks.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol use, especially beer.
  • Eat less meat, especially organ meats such as liver and sweetbreads, and seafood. Get your protein from foods like low-fat dairy. products like yogurt, cheese and milk.

From: Which Medicines Treat Gout? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “What is Gout?”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Gout.”

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers about Gout.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Health Letter: “All About Gout.”

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions: “Gout.”

National Institutes of Health, Medline Plus: “What Causes Gout?”

American College of Rheumatology, Gout: “Fast Facts.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout Treatment.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “What is Gout?”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Gout.”

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers about Gout.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Health Letter: “All About Gout.”

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions: “Gout.”

National Institutes of Health, Medline Plus: “What Causes Gout?”

American College of Rheumatology, Gout: “Fast Facts.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout Treatment.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

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