What foods should I avoid if I have gout?

Gout is a complex form of arthritis that can come on suddenly and cause very painful symptoms. Dr. Danciger’s patients who have experienced gout describe symptoms of shooting pain, tenderness and swelling. This condition typically affects the big toe joint and episodes can last from days to weeks and even months.

To avoid sudden attacks of gout, your diet will play a large role. Gout is the result of a build-up of uric acid. Certain foods, especially those rich in purines, can increase the risk of developing gout.

Some gout-inducing foods to avoid and/or limit include:

  •     Beer and alcohol
  •     Red meat
  •     Seafood
  •     High-fructose fruits: apples, peaches, plums, grapes and cherries.
  •     Sugary soft drinks and juices
  •     Processed foods

Please contact Dr. Danciger, podiatrist in Coachella Valley, if you are currently struggling with a gout attack or would like further information on preventing this painful condition. Call us today at (760) 568-0108 or connect with us online to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle