So my ankle started hurting again and this time I had to go to the doctor he ran a blood test and found I have a very high level of uric acid…So yep, looks like it's gout. However here is something I didn't know about gout. It turns out that gout can be caused by dieting. My doctor said that when you diet As you lose your fat cells they release purines which are a precurser for uric acid. It turns out by losing weight (too fast) you may be raising your chances of getting gout. If this is the case then doing a crash diet or fast may not be such a great idea. So next time I get gout, instead of doing a cherry juice fast I'm going to drink cherrie juice and make sure I eat other foods that aren't high in purines like nonfat dairy, eggs, and fruit while staying away from processed and red meat, beer and other types of foods that are high in uric acid producing purines.
Been trucking since 96. My main interest is having a good healthy life.