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Can gout be prevented?

There are specific lifestyle factor and medications that may help prevent gout. Lifestyle factors include drinking lots of water, avoiding alcohol and avoiding foods that can be broken down into uric acid. There are also medications available that can block the production of uric acid and improve the ability of your kidneys to remove uric acid from your body, which results in lower levels of uric acid in your blood.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 26 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Arthritis

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