How to Reduce Uric Acid to Control Gout

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Avoid consuming animal organ products. Do not eat organs such as heart, liver, kidneys, skin or tongue from animals like cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, buffalo or any other animal.

Animal organs are extremely high in uric acid. Uric acid triggers gout. Gout can be very debilitating and painful. If your gout is not very severe, you may be able to control it with diet alone.

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Avoid eating highly sweetened foods such as pies, wines, fruit juices, candy, jellies, and jams. Avoid any foods high in fructose or high fructose corn syrup.

Heavily sweetened foods are high in uric acid which can contribute to arthritic gout.

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Avoid eating beans and legumes that are high in uric acid.

There are plenty of foods that you can eat which do not contain uric acid. Try not to focus on what you are missing out on, but the fact that you can eat almost anything on the menu with the expection of animal organs, certain vegetables, heavily sweetened foods and beans and legumes.

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Avoid eating certain vegetables that are high in uric acid such as cauliflower, mushrooms, brocolli and spinach.

Symptoms of gout include pain, redness and swelling in your ankles and feet. Gout can be so painful that you may not be able to walk.

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Reduce your salt intake or switch to a salt substitute. Salt substitutes are usually made from potassium and contain no salt.

You can use as much of the salt substitute as you want. It tastes just like real salt.

Salt can aggravate your gout arthritis.

There may be times when you cannot keep your gout symptoms under control. If you are having trouble keeping your gout symptoms under control, see your doctor.

You may want to take an over the counter pain reliever such as Tylenol, Motrin, Advil or Alleve to control your gout pain.

Your doctor may prescribe an over the counter medication to control your gout pain if you have not be able to control your gout.

There are also prescription medications to control your uric acid levels and keep your gout under control.