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Gout patient going abroad

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 12, 2007
  • 10:31 AM

Hello everyone! My husband had a gout attack three weeks back. He was watching TV when I heard him shouting with pain. His toe had swollen and become red. We took him to the doctor immediately and luckily he got cured in some days. The doctor said that he can have another attack again and that he must take certain precautions in his eating habits. He advised him to not to consume alcohol, high-purine foods, such as meat, fish, dry beans (also lentils and peas), mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower etc. Yesterday he was telling me that he needs to go to Brazil urgently since a serious problem has cropped up in business. I told him that it is not advisable for his to go alone in this condition but.. Anyway, I know that he won’t change his decision. I wanted to ask you people what are the extra precautions that gout patients should take when going abroad. I have been looking for all the hospitals in the Santa Catarina City and the vicinity so that he can phone if ever he falls in some problem but I am unable to find such info. I did come across a Brazil pharmacy directory; http://www.drugdelivery.ca/directory-brazil.aspx where you can get the address and the phone number of the local pharmacies in Brazil grouped by cities but I have no information on the hospitals in Brazil. Can someone please tell me where I can get this info?
Thanks

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