Home Health Information Media Slideshows 7 Lifestyle suggestions to prevent gout attacks7 Lifestyle suggestions to prevent gout attacks Media Videos Slideshows Infographics Diagrams 7 Lifestyle suggestions to prevent gout attacks 6 interesting facts about gout 10 dietary changes to combat the effects of IBS 5 easy ways to avoid constipation or haemorrhoids 7 ways to improve your diet Try to lose some weightDo not follow high protein or starvation diets, as these tend to increase uric acid levels. Do not follow high protein or starvation diets, as these tend to increase uric acid levels. Avoid diets with a high protein intake and foods rich in purines - eg, liver, kidneys and seafood. Drinking too much alcohol can cause uric acid to build up. If you are taking any medicines, check whether they are a cause of gout. An alternative medicine may be available. Your doctor will advise. High blood pressure is more common in people with gout. Drink plenty of water (up to two litres per day unless there is a medical reason why not to). Studies show that having only two sugar-sweetened drinks a day increases the risk of developing gout by 85%. MoreNow you have read 7 Lifestyle suggestions to prevent gout attacks, why not look at some of our other slideshows.