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Suffering from Gout. What food precautions need to be taken? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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User:Good Afternoon
Doctor:Good afternoon.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i need to what food precaution need to take in Gout
User:what to eat and what not to eat?
Doctor:As you would know gout is caused due to deposition of uric acid crystals into the joints.
Doctor:This occurs due to deficiency of enzyme which normally transforms uric acid into harmless substance.
Doctor:Now every protein and high calorie food you take gets transformed to uric acid more an more.
Doctor:Therefore we recommend all patients with gout to restrict high protein intake, high calorie (sweet) and saturated fat intake.
User:what need to do
Doctor:Some common examples of such diet are peas, legumes, non vegetarian food such as poultry products, beef, pork, seafoods like tuna fish, lobster.
User:simply kya khana hai aur kya nahi khana hai
Doctor:Along with this other high protein corn, very sweetened coffee, tea, fruit juice.
Doctor:All these food need to be restricted. (NOT AVOIDED).
User:what is allowed in non-veg ?
Doctor:You can choose from whole grain chapati/roti, high fibre fruits and vegetables, low fat milk can be taken.
Doctor:Non vegetarian diet are XXXXXXX in both proteins and purines which can increase uric acid levels.
Doctor:Therefore the use of non vegetarian food needs to be restricted.
Doctor:If the uric acid levels are very high, the non vegetarian diet and other food products which I mentioned have to be stopped for a few days.
Doctor:Yes, all non vegetarian diet are protein XXXXXXX and purine XXXXXXX
Doctor:Both effect the levels of uric acid.
Doctor:Depending on your uric acid levels, you can decide how much non vegetarian diet can be consumed.
User:fish also not allowed?
Doctor:I only meant that your diet should not be only non vegetarian food.
User:thats ok
Doctor:Your uric acid levels are the ones which will decide how much of non vegetarian diet you can take.
Doctor:The restriction also includes sea food and some vegetarian food such as legumes, beans, spinach, corn, highly sweet coffee, tea, fruit juices and vegetable oils.
Doctor:Hope it is clear now.
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:brinjal, Palak and Anjeer also restricted
User:thanks thats it
User:thanks for your support
Doctor:Palak is restricted.
Doctor:Among vegetarian diet, beans, lentils and dals, soyabean, cauliflower, mushroom, peas, strawberry, tomato, and tomato products are to be restricted.
Doctor:If you choose to eat non vegetarian, please avoid organ meat like liver, kidney, heart, brain.
Doctor:Among fish, restrict sardines, mackerel, salmon, herring, cockles, mussels, etc.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:grt thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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