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Prepping for Thanksgiving? Gout Sufferers Should Be Careful

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This time of year is especially hard on those who have limitations with what they can eat or drink. A variety of rich foods are available during November and December, and many people are tempted to splurge during the holiday season. There are so many parties and events with enticing food and drink, it’s almost impossible to avoid exposing yourself to temptation. But if you ignore your diet, even for a month or two, it can lead to pain and discomfort if you suffer from a health problem.

Gout is one foot problem that has been linked to diet, and it is important for gout sufferers to remember that next Thursday when the food comes out, and for the rest of the holiday season.

People suffering from gout are often advised to avoid eating a lot of red meat, rich sauces, shellfish, and are advised against drinking some alcoholic beverages, like brandy. Diets heavy in those types of food and drink have been linked to gout attacks.

A gout attack often consists of a throbbing pain in the big toe (gout can occur in other joints, but it is most common in the big toe joint), and swelling in the big toe.

Gout can be extremely painful, and can be treated and can be controlled not only with diet, but with prescriptions medication as well.

So, if you believe you are suffering from gout, but you haven’t seen a doctor yet, give us a call to set up an appointment at (888) 713-0906 or request an appointment online. It’s important to have gout treated, and there are things we can do to help you relieve the pain.

And remember, be careful with your diet this holiday season, and have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Category: Common Toe Problems

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