Getting Rid of Gout

If you have recently been diagnosed with gout, getting rid of it may be the first thing on your mind. It may not be possible to completely eliminate this condition; however, part of your treatment plan will be focused on preventing future attacks from occurring. This is often achieved through certain lifestyle and dietary modifications, as well as with various medications.
Some things are known to increase a person's chances of experiencing another gout attack. This includes a family history of the condition, being overweight, being male, and drinking too much alcohol or eating too many foods high in purines. Therefore, if you want to "get rid of gout," consider the following prevention strategies:
  • Maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Limit your intake of alcohol.
(To learn more about getting rid of gout, click Gout Treatments and Gout Prevention. These articles provide specific information on relieving acute attacks and preventing future ones, as well as reducing risk factors.)
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