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My troublesome gout

I have been having severe pains in my joints as a result of gout for the past one year, despite all my efforts to watch what I eat. Kindly let me know the types of food I should eat and the steps to take in order to stop the disease from disturbing me.

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Gout is a type of arthritis, an inflammatory condition of the joints. It affects an estimated 8.3 million people in the US alone. People with gout experience sudden and severe attacks of pain, swelling and inflammation of the joints. Fortunately, gout can be controlled with medications, a gout-friendly diet and lifestyle changes. Foods and drinks that often trigger gout attacks include organ meats, game meats, some types of fish, fruit juice, sugary sodas and alcohol. On the other hand, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, soy products and low-fat dairy products may help prevent gout attacks by lowering uric acid levels. A few other lifestyle changes that can help prevent gout attacks include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, staying hydrated, drinking less alcohol and possibly taking vitamin C supplements.

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