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what is the best way to avoid gout

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what is the best way to avoid gout
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
Have you have any tests done like a uric acid test?
Do you have any other medical problems?
Are you on any medications for anything?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I had uric acid test and I'm taking

allopurinol tablets 300mg daily. However, I dont take daily, as prescribed by my doctor, as I dont like taking tablets for anything. Perhaps i should !

What are long term problems by taking this tablet daily ?

The only medical problem i have is acid in the stomach and I take zoton tablet, only when I get it bad,normally after alcohol.

Is alcohol bad for gout ?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Alcohol certainly is bad for gout.
In the vast majority of cases allopurinol is safe and does not cause any major issues.
There are millions of people who are taking allopurinol all over the world and it has a documented safety record.
Almost every drug has some side effects but thankfully the serious ones are very rare to be of any concern.
Here is an article that gives in detail what you should and should not eat:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/gout-diet/art-20048524
Let me know if you have more questions.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

cant open that article