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Is medicine the only solution for gout?

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Published At August 19, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have gout, and my uric acid remains in the range of 8.5 to 9. Is medicine the only solution? I have not started any, but the doctor suggested Febutaz 40 mg. If I start my medicine and continue with my daily workout, is it fine to add a protein shake in my diet?

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    You can start dietary restrictions initially, and if not responding, then you will have to use medicine. The risk of developing gout is increased with dietary meat and fish intake. Consumption of dairy products, particularly low-fat dairy products, is associated with a substantially reduced risk of gout. Weight loss is of great help. Alcohol consumption should be reduced, as it increases gout episodes. You can have a protein shake, as only animal protein like meat increases the risk of gout.

      Hope this helps you, and get back if you have any doubts.

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Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology

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