Good nutrition also plays an important role in gout prevention. However, if you're trying to shed some pounds, do so sensibly. Losing weight too quickly increases the risk for uric acid kidney stones, which can cause severe pain in your back or side, blood in the urine, fever and chills, and burning during urination.
Here's a list of helpful questions to ask your doctor about gout.
Blisters...bunions...corns...ingrown toenails...what's causing that painful toe?
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