HOW TO MANAGE GOUT?

What happens after a diagnosis of gout is confirmed?

 

The good news is that the symptoms of gout can be controlled and reduced with medications and change in diet and lifestyle.

A healthy lifestyle is important:

Maintain a

healthy weight

 

(including weight loss if overweight)

Exercise

regularly

(but rest affected joints during a gout attack)

Maintain a

healthy diet

The following diet can help prevent gout attacks:

Include more of:

Low fat dairy products

Vegetables

Fluids

Drink plenty of fluids (at least 2L a day), unless under fluid restriction 

Avoid:

Excessive alcohol

especially beer and spirits

Sugary drinks

Excessive high-purine foods, such as seafood or meat, including organ meats (the body converts purine into uric acid)

Your doctor may add urate-lowering therapy (ULT) medications to a healthy lifestyle

THINK YOU KNOW WHAT GOUT IS?

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