Danny, I have gout and have had it for many, many years. I take Colcochine daily as well as other drugs for my heart condition. My gout is exacerbated by the simple NON-act of drinking sufficient water each day...8 glasses is the minimum! That and you need to watch the intake of various fish, ie: sardines, anchovies, shellfish (mussels especially for me) and if I do eat these items I drink water til I have to pee. Your urine should NOT be dark yellow, it should be nearly clear of all color. Cherry juice does help once you have an attack, why is not known. I am under study on a program thru Boston University, you might want to go to their site and see if you can get info from them. Once you begin to get symptoms...drink water like it was the only thing available to you! Red wine is good in small doses, couple of glasses a day. Beer is likewise. Salt has nothing to do with it. Good Luck and Good Eating!
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