Sunday, May 29, 2011

Randy's foot and gout: Beer - bad; Wine - good


So a few years ago I came to the realization that a foot issue I had every now and then was actually Gout.

With some research online, I found a study with the following results:

Compared with non beer drinkers, those who drank two or more servings of beer per day suffered a 2.5 times greater risk of gout.

Compared with non liquor drinkers, those who drank two or more servings of liquor per day suffered a 1.6 times greater risk of gout.

Wine was not associated with an increased risk of gout compared with those who did not drink wine.

I liked drinking beer, so I quickly deduced - "ah-ha!" - that I have to avoid beer.  So I have for about three years.  No gout.

With the holiday weekend, I thought "well, maybe one beer in the middle of the day wouldn't hurt."

Aaaaaand I was wrong.  Enter my first episode of gout in three years.

UGH.

Lesson learned.  It's not very butch - and do I really care anyway - but I have to not have beer.  White wine = no gout.  No gout = happiness.

Remember folks, I used to be blond.  It takes me a little time to get it....

:(

8 comments:

  1. Welcome to the world of . . . COCKTAILS!!!!!!

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  2. Cherry Juice...you need to chug black and or regular (REAL) cherry juice...

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  3. I had two episodes of Gout while living in LA. Both landed me at the emergency room at Cedars Sinai. I even had to use crutches as the pain was unbearable, so I feel your pain. I hope it heals up quick.
    Take care and hugs to Michael from Dan in OZ.

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    1. Hi , I had to go through the same . So can I still drink wine ? Hope we all are well in 2014 . NO MORE GOUT!

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    2. Hi , I had to go through the same . So can I still drink wine ? Hope we all are well in 2014 . NO MORE GOUT!

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    3. Since I've limited myself to only wine, I've had no gout episodes. More wine! :)

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  4. Hey Randy - don't give up on beer or wine or anything else you love - just start thinking "acid/alkaline" balance - maybe the hootch is just sending an already acidic body condition over the edge - just for the record, I still drink a half a bottle of red wine a night and, although I'm careful, I eat whatever I want . . . and I'm The Gout Killer!

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  5. Most people diagnosed with gout should be able to control their symptoms and live a normal live with the help of proper treatment. Gout can be treated with one or a combination of therapies. These gout treatments aims to relieve the pain associated with acute gout attacks, prevent future gout attacks, and avoid the formation of new tophi in the joints or in serious cases kidney stones in the kidney. There are also many different signs and symptoms of gout.

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