Gout and You

Diet during gout: how to eat properly? The answer to this and other questions you will find after reading Spiro Koulouris’ guide. Diet during the gout is an essential component of therapeutic measures. As you know, it’s impossible to get rid of this disease completely, but it is possible to make the remission periods of longer duration. Dieting during the gout is very important to prevent exacerbation and to maintain the good health of the patient.

When you have gout and urolithiasis with the stone formation of uric acid salts a special diet is appointed. This diet helps to normalize the metabolism of purines, reducing the formation of uric and its salts in the body, as well as alkalization of urine. So, what diet is prescribed to the patient with gout? Gout is very important to follow the correct diet. Eat regularly, four times a day.

Overeating and hunger are not allowed – it can provoke an attack. Gout patients have to deal with excess weight, but a sharp decline in weight is not desirable. Diet during gout must include plenty of fluids – at least 1.5 – 2 liters, and up to 3 liters during an exacerbation. This may be mineral water, fruit drinks, homemade juices, not strong tea. Briar decoction is very useful. Preferably drinks between meals. What is forbidden to eat with gout? First of all meat products are not allowed.

The patient must give up meat, fish and mushroom broths, the meat of young animals, offal (liver, kidneys, lungs), smoked meat and sauces, animal fats. Salted and fried fish, canned fish, caviar should be also excluded. During an exacerbation fatty fish in any form should be also eliminated. It is strictly forbidden to consume alcohol, including beer. Strong tea, coffee, cocoa are not recommended. On top of all this, you should exclude chocolate cakes, raspberries, figs and grapes from your diet.

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