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How Your Diet Can Affect Your Gout

Monday, 02 November 2020 00:00

If you have ever experienced a gout attack, then you are familiar with the sudden onset of pain, usually in the big toe, and its debilitating effects. It is believed that your diet can play a role in managing gout. Certain foods and beverages, such as sugary foods, foods high in purines, alcohol, and soda, are thought to trigger gout attacks. Avoiding these foods may help reduce your risk of a gout attack. On the other hand, there are also certain foods and beverages that are thought to reduce the risk of gout attacks. These include cherries and other foods with high vitamin C content, like oranges, strawberries, pineapples, and bell peppers. Drinking plenty of water may also help. If you experience frequent gout flare ups in the feet, it is suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist. 

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you are seeking treatment, contact our podiatrists from CNY Foot Surgery & Podiatry Care. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in East Syracuse, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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