what can be done for bad gout on foot and toes for a senior

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    My best suggestion, see a doctor. Then see a dietitian. Improper food and eating habits is the leading cause of gout. 

    Here's a little information which may be helpful:

    How Is Gout Treated?

    Doctors use medicines to treat an acute attack of gout, including:

    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

    • Corticosteroids, such as prednisone

    • Colchicine, which works best when taken within the first 12 hours of an acute attack.

    Sometimes doctors prescribe NSAIDs or colchicine in small daily doses to prevent future attacks. There are also medicines that lower the level of uric acid in the blood.

    What Can People With Gout Do to Stay Healthy?

    Some things that you can do to stay healthy are:

    • Take the medicines your doctor prescribes as directed.

    • Tell your doctor about all the medicines and vitamins you take.

    • Plan followup visits with your doctor.

    • Maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Avoid foods that are high in purines, and drink plenty of water.

    • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body weight. Ask your doctor about how to lose weight safely. Fast or extreme weight loss can increase uric acid levels in the blood.

    The article here also said foods like liver and anchovies should be eaten in moderation.  

    "" The right foot has gout.


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