To prevent acute gouty arthritis attacks, prescription medications, such as allopurinol and febuxostat, are necessary to lower serum uric acid levels in the body, according to Additional medications, suc... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Foods that trigger inflammation and add extra weight, such as red meat, fried food, processed food, alcohol, gluten, sugar and refined flour, are foods that people with need to avoid, notes Everyday Health. They should a... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Meat, poultry, dairy products, corn, nuts, eggs and citrus fruits are among the foods arthritis patients should avoid, according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Grains, such as wheat, oats and rye, ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Preventing painful gout outbreaks involves limiting the consumption of alcohol and the foods that elevate uric acid levels in the body, such as mussels, bacon, sardines and meat. For people who have had gout outbreaks in... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Getting rid of gout entails lowering uric acid levels in the body, which is done through medications, diet and lifestyle changes, states Mayo Clinic. Gout is the formation of painful crystals in joints, usually in the fo... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Treatments for gout in the feet include medications that reduce inflammation and lower the body's uric acid levels, according to The New York Times. Ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen and tolmetin are medications that ease inf... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Eating foods rich in purines can increase uric acid levels in the body and worsen gout, according to WebMD. Gout sufferers should limit consumption of high-purine foods such as meats, organ meats, beer, gravy and high-pu... More » Health Conditions & Diseases