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How to prevent gout from recurring?

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Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: I HAD GOUT IN MY BIG TOE. I HAD IT TREATED AND IT IS NOW GONE, EXCEPT I HAVE URATE CRYSTALS
LEFT. IT IS NOT PAINFUL, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THEY WILL GO AWAY OR IF THERE IS SOME
WAY THAT I CAN GET THEM TO LEAVE. IT'S BEEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
lowering your uric acid levels will help

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

keeping your uric acid level below 6 mg/dL will prevent more gout attacks and will gradually help the crystals disappear. I suppose you're talking about the skin nodules...

Kind Regards!
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