Three important tips to help prevent a gout attack are your diet, medication, and maintaining a healthy weight. Your diet is vital to preventing a gout attack. A diet rich in purines increases your risk for a gouty attack. We highly recommend avoiding eating organ meats, sardines, anchovies, and red meats. Sweetened beverages and excessive alcohol consumption increases your risk for a gouty attack.
In correlation with this diet, if you are overweight trying to lose weight, this will help any future flare-ups. Your weight can highly affect gout flares. Lastly, ensure you are taking your prescribed medication for your gout. Gout attacks are painful, but by following these three tips of dieting, weight loss and taking your medication you can avoid these painful flare-ups.Call our podiatrists today, if you are experiencing any pain!