Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Medications are the most proven, effective way to treat gout symptoms. However, making certain lifestyle changes also may help, such as:

  • 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.
Nov. 25, 2014

You Are ... The Campaign for Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization. Make a difference today.