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Old 26-02-2014, 12:07 AM   #17
LittleSparkles
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5 years ago, I had 2 gout attacks. The pain was intense and if you got one around the big toe, walking would be near impossible.

Gout causes could be (1) dietary e.g. alcohol, consuming too much purine-rich vegetables e.g. beans, (2) poor physical shape, (3) genetics and (4) if one is suffering from other medical problems. For me, it's a combination of dietary, being in poor physical shape and being over weight.

I would suggest working on your diet first. Stay clear of those food that could induce gout. Once the swell subsides (with injection and medication), start an exercise regime to get in better shape.
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