One of the great things about living in a diverse, urban community like our Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the wide range of culinary experiences one can have. For those who want to sample the various offerings from our local restaurants, you may be interested in Taste of Dallas 2016. This three-day event coming up later in June promises “full plates and full stomachs” for those who wish to attend.
If you are one of the over 8 million Americans who live with gout, you might think it is in your best interest to take a pass on the festival, but gout-safe eating tips can help you navigate any food festival like a pro.
Gout is a form of arthritis that develops on account of uric acid that builds up and crystalizes in joints, especially at the base of the big toe. Uric acid is a natural byproduct of food breakdown, but it is supposed to be filtered in the kidneys and then flushed out in urine. When the body produces too much, or doesn’t dispose of it as intended, issues arise. Fortunately, a good eating plan can help. This includes:
Gout-safe eating can definitely help you to manage the condition and lower the risk of a painful gout flare, but do not underestimate the benefit of getting professional treatment here at Dallas Podiatry Works. We can provide further information on medications and diet, so you can attend food festivals armed with a gout prevention plan.
Call us toll-free at 972.566.7474 or schedule an appointment at either of our Dallas-Fort Worth area offices online today.