Balanced diet with medicine will help ease gout, advises doctor
Dr Anek Kanoksin, director of the Central Chest Institute of Thailand, said the most effective way of dealing with gout was to not just take the medicine but to also consume a balanced diet.
The doctor said patients should stop eating all kinds of meat when the condition is severe, and instead get their protein from eggs, tofu, milk and other low-fat milk-based products.
He also suggested that gout patients should stop consuming foods with high purine content, such as animal organs, fish roe and certain vegetables. Gout patients should also avoid sweet beverages, fruits and alcohol, and consume at least eight glasses of water daily, he said.
Gout is usually found in men over the age of 30 and among menopausal women.