There is no way to prevent the disease, but a person can prevent frequent attacks.
Prevention of attacks of gout includes:
- Avoid alcohol.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Eat a low-protein diet.
- Weight loss if you are overweight
- Avoid medications that may trigger gout:
In order to prevent attacks, people with gout should avoid foods that contain natural chemicals, called purines.
Foods to avoid include:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Whole grain bread
- Kidney beans
- Lima beans
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