Gout Prevention

Gout prevention is easy as long as we have the right knowledge and discipline to follow what the doctor tells us. Gout attacks happen overnight and the only symptom it will give you is a wake-up call of extreme pain. It is impossible to prevent a gout attack once symptoms come up.

For most people gout prevention usually occurs after the first attack. Why would you think of something that never happened to you before?  Actually, now is the time to plan a good diet to prevent getting this painful type of arthritis.

Gout Prevention Tips

  • Know your family history – If your grandpa had gout attacks, then you are at risk of having one too. once you know then you can take necessary precautions to avoid it.
  • Avoid Certain Meats and Seafood – Meat and seafood are rich in purines, which contributes to high levels of uric acid in your blood. Purine rich foods include Herring, yeast, Sardines, Sweetbreads, Hearts, Smelt, Mutton, Veal, Salmon, Haddock, Pheasant, Anchovies, Grouse and Scallops.
  • Load up on Water – Water is an anti-oxidant that flushes of harmful toxins and free radicals as well as uric acid. The more water you drink the more uric acid can be expelled from the body.
  • Take your Vitamins – Most Gout sufferers were found to be deficient in Vitamins A, B5 and E. Vitamin C is also advised to aid the excretion of uric acid from the body.
  • Fresh Fruits - such as cherry, blueberry, raspberry, bananas are rich in anthocyanins that have positive effects in gout. It’s anti-inflammatory properties eases the pain and prevents recurring attacks. Other fruits rich in Anthocyanins include Cranberry, Black Currant, Eggplant peel, Bilberry and Blackberry.

Gout prevention is simple and many patients have been successful in preventing another attack. All you need is a little knowledge and discipline. After all, who would want to have another painful wake-up call?