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New Gout Recommendations Highlight Lifestyle Changes

May 29, 2012 by Estella.

May 22 Gout Awareness Day
May 22 Gout Awareness Day
New gout recommendations from the American Society of Clinical Rheumatologists (ASCR), published in Postgraduate Medicine, highlight updated management recommendations for patients with acute gout. There are a total of 26 key recommendations, 10 for diagnosis and 16 of management.

Gout in the U.S. has risen and now affects 8.3 million people approximately 4% of the adult population. New finding suggests that the risk of gout is nearly double in those who were obese compared with those who were not obese.

Instead of challenging, restrictive dieting, patients are encouraged to consume a balanced diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, nuts and grains. More importantly, patients should limit their intake of high fructose corn syrup, a common ingredient in many processed foods and drinks, and purine-rich foods, particularly red meat, beer and shellfish. Managing other conditions is extremely important in gout patients. Making changes to diet and lifestyle may not be enough for patients who also have health risks such as hypertension, obesity and smoking.

"Gout Awareness Day is an opportunity for medical professionals to focus attention on this disease that affects so many, yet has little understanding by the public," said Dr. N. Lawrence Edwards.

Low-dose colchicine is better tolerated and is as effective as a high dose. To read the full release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56234-gout-uric-acid-education-arthritis-lifestyle-change-treatment-options

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