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Kidney transplant patient, GOUT in ankles, weakness, takes pregnisone. What next?

Hi, My husband is a kidney transplant patient all of ten years, and has just started to get gout in his aounkle, I know that gout gos to the weakest joint , is there any way to stop getting it, he usually takes pregnisone and goes to bed for awhile, but he is working so he cant be off work all the time. We eat a very healthy diet , but does it mean that he will have to give up beer and spirits altogether. Thank-you Shirley.
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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I have studied your case,

Yes gout can be treated with medication and diet restriction.

For gout you may need medicine like zyloric, allopurinol and newer febuxostat you can start then according to blood uric acid level consulting his treating doctor.

Food to be avoided in diet includes –meat and poultry.
The most abundant source of purines are the full range of meats: beef, pork, poultry, fish and other seafood. Organ meats are especially high in purines and should be avoided completely on a gout diet. When reducing meat, get protein from other sources including low-fat dairy, eggs and plant-based sources such as beans, legumes, soybeans and whole grains.

Processed Carbohydrates

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Wishing you good health.
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Answered: Mon, 2 Dec 2013
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