Medications are the most proven, effective way to treat gout symptoms. However, making certain lifestyle changes also may help, such as:
Limiting alcoholic beverages and drinks sweetened with fruit sugar (fructose). Instead, drink plenty of nonalcoholic beverages, especially water.
Limit intake of foods high in purines, such as red meat, organ meats and seafood.
Exercising regularly and losing weight. Keeping your body at a healthy weight reduces your risk of gout.