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Besides abstinence from taking high protein food, what remedy is there for curing gout?

Asked by citizenearth (776points) June 16th, 2010

I am having pain at the sole of my feet whenever I eat meat and nuts. If I take in seafood, the pain is more severe and centred around the bone above the ankle. I think I am having gout. Besides abstinence from taking high protein food, what remedy is there for curing gout? At least to alleviate the pain after eating high protein food.

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tadpole's avatar

i don’t know but make sure you get some help….pronto…

dpworkin's avatar

There is no cure, but maintenance an be achieved on daily dosages of Allopurinol and Colchicine.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Gout is caused by high levels in uric acid in your bloodstream. This can also lead to kidney stones. The best way to treat it is weight reduction and a diet high in complex carbohydrates. Drink plenty of water, and eat protein in moderation. Red meat will trigger the joint pain more than fish or chicken in most people, but if seafood triggers it for you, listen to your body and don’t eat it.

citizenearth's avatar

@PandoraBoxx
Whenever I take meat, the pain mostly will be felt on the sole of the feet (both right & left, more often right) on the next day. Eating chicken meat will cause most pain, followed by seafood. Red meat e.g. beef & mutton will cause medium pain. Fish and pork cause the slightest pain. Can you give some examples of complex carbohydrates food? Would greatly appreciate it.

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