Soothe symptoms and prevent new attacks by eating a half a pound of cherries or drinking an equivalent amount of cherry juice per day
During acute attacks, rest the affected part to reduce pain and inflammation
To keep uric acid levels low, eat fewer purine-containing foods, such as liver, shrimp, and dried beans and pulses
To help prevent new attacks, avoid drinking more than one alcoholic beverage a day
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