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sloshed
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 - 9:39pm    Post subject: I Got Gout Reply with quote
Wednesday, I was diagnosed with gout- a painful form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in my blood. One of the worst things for gout is alcohol, especially beer.

Imagine how thrilled I was to find that out. I am still going to review beers when I come across new ones, but I have to dramatically curb my recreational drinking. Let's just say that there is a lot of room to curb Laugh

Anyway, I have a question that I hope a sciency medical person, or gout expert comes across here..

I know that alcohol interferes with the kidneys' ability to remove uric acid and that is what makes alcohol bad for gout. But, what makes beer the worst? Is it the fact that brewer's yeast is incredibly high in purine? If that is the case, it seems to me that mass-produced crap like Bud and Coors would be a better option since it doesn't contain live yeast like microbrews do. Is there any truth to that?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 - 8:44am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry to hear about that. I hope you can fix it somehow. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 - 10:46pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
beerlover420 wrote:
Sorry to hear about that. I hope you can fix it somehow. Sad


Thanks. Can't be fixed, just managed.. I'm sure I'll be OK with some occasional pain. Beer
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 - 2:08pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
That sucks J...sorry to hear.

I don't know much about gout, but your thinking sounds right. The live yeast is not your friend.

I have OA in my left knee, and even after surgery and months of PT, I still am 50-60% limited, and my health has dropped bad. High everything, because working out is practically impossible.

There are some homeopathic and other natural ways to help control and flush out uric acid..not sure how well they work though.
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