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Holidays are a time of friends, family and good food. Many of these special meals can set off a gout attack. Examples of foods that can precipitate gout are: organ meats, along with shellfish, beef, beer — and even turkey with gravy.
These foods are high in purine. In our liver purine is converted to uric acid. Gout patients either produce too much uric acid or are unable to urinate it out. This is then deposited as little crystals in the joints when levels are too high.
High levels can trigger searing pain, swelling and inflammation of gout in susceptible people. A nighttime attack of swelling, tenderness, redness, and sharp pain in your big toe joint is the most common symptom. Other joints of the foot, ankle and knees are frequently affected. Gout attacks can last a few days or many weeks. Your chances of an attack are higher with obesity and certain medications, such as diuretics (water pills).
Preventative measures such as hydration are important. When drinking water, consider adding a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice to each glass. Some studies recommend tart cherry juice to help prevent gout symptoms from flaring up. If you suffer from gout, don’t overdo it and make sure to take your medication that morning.
A little precaution can give you a holiday of joy.
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