You have to stop inflammation and then slowly get your uric acid count down, if you take a medication to do so, don´t put off NSAIDs too early, because otherwise you´ll suffer another attack. Some good sources of protein are also rich in purine bodies like pulses or nutrional yeast. You have to check, which foods you like contain too much purine bodies and select your foods according to taste and contents of these purine bodies.
Actually, cherries are especially good at reducing inflammation and putting gout in check. About 6 to 8 fresh or frozen cherries a day are sufficient. When cherries are out of season you can drink cherry juice. Both my aunt and my husband's close friend have had great success putting their gout in check through this method. Also, it is best to avoid beans, mushrooms, and obviously meat, alcohol, and dairy products.
Sandiemac: that´s a good idea, ibuprofen is a NSAID with good antiinflammatory potency.
Mikie: you´re right with meat, it contains lots of purine bodies, especially offal or brain (errgh), but also plantbased proteins may contain these purine bodies. Alcohol elevates uric acid in the blood, especially beer.
Quizeen: cherries are a good idea, but may not be sufficient. Rossco, you just have to try it out.
Thanks for the advice guys i will give them a try, by the way i am a strict veggi and careful what i eat and drink, i have heard that gout is hereditary ( my father gets it from time to time ) is this true.
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