Rheumatologist Questions Gout

Are there natural ways to treat gout?

I am suffering from gout. I am on medication and it's making me feel really off. Is there any other way that can improve my condition?

3 Answers

The short answer: NO.
Most people respond to naproxen type medication, but will probably need long-term medication daily to retard the joint damage that gout can cause.
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In my experience, using "natural" remedies like sour cherry juice, citrus, and vitamin C may help lower uric acid (the causative agent in gout) minimally. Avoiding alcohol and high fructose containing products may help a bit, too, but medications are more effective in lowering uric acid to the point that gout can be controlled and flares irradiated.