What is the Best Treatment and Diet for Gout

Question

Please can you tell me what treatment is best for Gout and what diet or foods are best? Thank you.

Answer

Gout is due to hyperuricemia or high uric acid levels in the blood. The cornerstone of treatment is to lower the uric acid levels. There are medications that can be helpful but avoiding purine rich foods (such as seafood and organ meats) and other triggers,  such as alcohol, are also beneficial.

Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS

About Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University