Knowing which foods that irritate gout can help both you and your doctor take strides in your arthritis pain relief program and get you back on the road to recovery quicker than just taking arthritis medicine alone.
The naturally occurring substances in both the human body and in foods that does most to cause the joint pain from gout attacks are purines. Purines, the culprit behind the production of uric acid, can be found in higher quantities in some foods more than others. When doctors try to help you cut down on the amount of uric acid your body produces, a reduction in purines is the first call to action. And this means learning to eat those foods found to be lower in these compounds than others.
High-purine foods that can ruin any arthritis pain relief program include the following:
- Any alcoholic beverages. This includes beer, ale, wine, lager, liqueurs, whiskey anything containing alcohol.
Many types of fish. Sardines, herring, mussels, cod, scallops, trout, and haddock all have high-purine counts. Even the anchovies on pizza are verboten in the fight against gout.
Most meats. Processed meats like bacon, game meat like venison, turkey, and all organ meats like tongue, liver, brains, and kidneys.
There are also foods considered to be moderate in purines that people suffering from gout can eat occasionally, provided no gout flare-ups result. These include:
- Unprocessed beef, poultry, and pork
Shellfish such as shrimp, crabs, lobsters, and oysters
Beans, lentils, peas, asparagus, mushrooms, and spinach
The most reliable way to learn which foods irritate gout is, unfortunately, by trial and error. To keep accurate records, purchase a notebook and keep track of what you eat when gout misery strikes. This is the only way to accurately know what foods consistently cause joint pain problems from gout and are best to be avoided.
Doctors can also prescribe several different medications for this type of arthritis pain relief and these, too, may be taken through a stage of trial and error to discover which ones work best for you.
But with the right combination of good diet, medications, and other arthritis treatment recommendations from your physician, gout can be overcome. So take heart and know that millions of others worldwide suffer with you, and all are learning new ways to fight the Ã¢â‚¬Å“disease of kingsÃ¢â‚¬Â thats also known as the Ã¢â‚¬Å“king of diseases.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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