Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Arthritis Gout Prevention

There is no way to prevent the disease, but a person can prevent frequent attacks.

Prevention of attacks of gout includes:

In order to prevent attacks, people with gout should avoid foods that contain natural chemicals, called purines.

Foods to avoid include:
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Seafood
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bacon
  • Yeast:
    • Beer
    • Bread
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Turkey
  • Whole grain bread
  • Kidney beans
  • Lima beans
  • Asparagus
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Peas
  • Spinach

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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