Updated 12 November 2015

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If you’ve even experienced a severe attack of gout in your big toe, you’ll know that the pain can be excruciating. But you don’t have to suffer in silence – there are lots of things the doctor (or you) can do to alleviate the pain and prevent a future attack.

While the doctor would prescribe anti-inflammatories or a steroid, you can go a long way toward healing yourself by reducing foods that increase the formation of uric acids (the cause of gout).

These include red meat, fruit juice and alcoholic drinks. On the other hand, coffee (2 to 3 cups a day) and low-fat dairy will help lower uric acid levels.

For all the latest news, visit the Health24 Arthritis Centre.

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