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Gout Treatment

There is information about treating Gout below. The information outlines several lifestyle changes that may be beneficial for preventing future gout attacks, and information about common medications.

Dietary Changes

Making smart dietary choices may help to prevent the onset of Gout symptoms. However, medications are the most proven and effective way to treat Gout.

  • Drink sufficient amounts of fluid each day – including water
  • Avoid the use of alcohol
  • Avoid high-purine foods including beer, all types of alcoholic beverages, anchovies, sardines in oil, fish roes, herring, yeast, organ meat such as liver and kidneys, sweetbreads, legumes including peas and dried beans, meat extracts, gravy, mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, and cauliflower.

Beneficial Foods

  • Dark berries may contain chemicals that help to lower uric acid and reduce joint inflammation.
  • Eating Tofu which is made from soybeans could be a smarter choice than eating meat.
  • The fatty acids found in certain types of fish such as salmon, olive oil, flax, and nuts may possess some natural anti-inflammatories.

Medical Treatment For Gout

Treatment for gout generally involves the use of certain medications. Various medications are prescribed to:

  • Treat acute gout attacks, and prevent future attacks
  • Reduce risk of gout complications such as deposits of urate crystals that can cause nodules to form under the skin

Medications commonly used to treat Gout include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs (over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and prescription drugs) may help control inflammation and reduce pain. The use of NSAIDs carry the risk of stomach pain, bleeding and ulcers.
  • Colchicine. Colchicine is effective in treating acute gout attacks. Colchicine can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. A lower daily dose of colchicine is useful to prevent future gout attacks.
  • Corticosteroids such as prednisone, generally resolve gout inflammation and pain. Corticosteroids may be administered in pill form, or injected into your joint. Due to the potential side effects, corticosteroids are generally prescribed to people who can’t take NSAIDs or colchicine, or if these medications aren’t working.

Thank you for visiting us. For more information about the current Gout clinical trials being conducted in the Sacramento, California area please visit our home page. If you have any questions please contact us at 916-434-8230 or (916) 487-8230.

Dr. Wayne has an excellent reputation in the global research community for his clinical trials work in Sacramento and Lincoln. He has participated in many medical studies in different therapeutic areas including high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, gastro-intestinal, respiratory, and arthritis. Clinical Trials Research has two facilities in the greater Sacramento area, and serves the communities of Sacramento, South Sacramento, West Sacramento, Midtown Sacramento, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Placerville, Shingle Springs, Rancho Murieta, Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Lincoln, Newcastle, Auburn, North Highlands, Rio Linda, Woodland, Davis, Dixon, Lodi, and Stockton. Dr. Wayne and Clinical Trials Research are considered to be the gold standard for clinical research in the Sacramento area.