Medications are the most proven, effective way to treat gout symptoms. However, making certain lifestyle changes also may help, such as:
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- Limiting alcoholic beverages and drinks sweetened with fruit sugar (fructose). Instead, drink plenty of nonalcoholic beverages, especially water.
- Limit intake of foods high in purines, such as red meat, organ meats and seafood.
- Exercising regularly and losing weight. Keeping your body at a healthy weight reduces your risk of gout.
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