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Welcome to GoutPal, my Gout Support Website for all gouty people. Please select from the top gout topics below, or catch up with the latest gout support news in GoutPal’s Gout Blog. You can see the latest gout blog posts near the foot of this page.

You can also browse the gout guidelines organized into main gout categories, listed below. Or, by using the menu to the left of each page.

Since 2004, I have gathered many facts about gout. So, I’ve seen many changes. Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated. Therefore I created this gout website to understand my own health better. Now that I’ve achieved gout freedom, I pass my knowledge to you and millions more gout sufferers around the world. But, I know that some of my gout guidelines only affect a small percentage of people. Some pages will affect nearly everyone, but how do you know what is important for your gout?

You can work through the guidelines I’ve listed below. 1-2-3: Symptoms-Treatment-Diet, in that order. When you need clarification, just ask in the gout forums.

Gout Guidelines

My guidelines cover all aspects of gout. So, I have designed them specifically to be done in order.

Firstly, you need to explain your gout symptoms to your doctor. Then, get a clear gout diagnosis. Ideally, you might find causes of gout that can be cured. But, for most gout patients, you will need a plan.
Secondly, plan your gout treatment. Discuss with your doctor, the need for gout pain relief, and for uric acid control. Also, If you want to try herbal gout remedies, I include advice on these. But, you must still stick to a plan for pain control and for uric acid control.
Thirdly, check and improve your diet. This might include purine control to reduce uric acid. But, that will take months, or years. So, how can you improve gout diet for pain control?

If you do not understand why this order is important, please read my gout guidelines introduction.

1-24 Gout Symptoms
Gout symptoms and good diagnosis of them are the crucial first step to controlling gout. So, see how to understand the causes of your gout. Then learn how to fix it.
2-24 Gout Treatment
One gout treatment is never enough. Because you need the best pain relief and the best uric acid remedy. So, see which mix of treatments helps your gout for good.
3-24 Gout Diet
Gout diet is important. But do not be gout food obsessed. Because looking for individual uric acid foods is a waste of time. So, focus on complete diets and see how to use diet to help your gout.

Remember, not all these guidelines are relevant to you. Because gout treatments often affect people differently. To find out which gout guidelines are important to you, just ask in the gout forums.

More Gouty Options

GoutPal is organized into sections. So, I’ve listed the top 3 pages in each section, with links to each complete list:

Finally, I have given you a lot of information about gout. So, it is often easiest to search using the box at the top of every page. But, easiest of all, is to ask in the gout forums.

Gout Symptoms

Thumb Tophi – Worst Symptom of Thumb Gout Thumb Gout Crystals Photograph

Thumb tophi make gripping awkward. Like all tophi, they can burst & become infected. Photographs show why you must treat gout lumps quickly. Stop gout crystals.

Uric Acid Back Pain: The Heavy Load Of Gout Uric Acid Back Pain Image

Uric acid back pain is serious. Gout back pain is dangerous if not treated immediately. Get help for uric acid and back pain before gout cripples your back.

Doctor, do I have gout? Doctor, Is This Gout Photo

It’s been my sad duty today to tell someone that they have got gout. First his doctor suspected gout but wasn’t sure. He ran the usual blood test for uric acid. The doctor didn’t understand the results, and suggested it was unlikely to be gout. Like 3 in 4 doctors, he got confused between facts about laboratory ...


Gout Treatment

Colchicine Side Effects

Colchicine side effects worry many gout patients. Is it a blissful gout pain reliever or dangerous poison? See how to balance risks safely. Take care with gout. Still worried about colchicine side effects? See other gout pain relief.

Best Tophi Picture Tophi Removal Photographs

I think this is the best tophi picture. Because it shows successful tophi treatment. Most tophi photographs are horrible. But I think you should know the dangers of untreated gout. Despite the advances in science that mean we can now control gout, there is a tiny minority who cannot tolerate common uric acid-lowering treatment. If you ...

Allopurinol For Gout Is this Allopurinol For Gout right for me photo

Allopurinol for gout is the best way to lower uric acid. But it’s dangerous to get it wrong. Most doctors get it wrong. Get safe allopurinol for your gout.


Gout Diet

Foods High In Uric Acid And Purines Protein Purine Gout Food Photo

Foods high in uric acid and purines can be confusing. Not all purines change easily to uric acid. See foods to avoid and which to enjoy in your gout diet.

Losing Weight With Gout Foods To Avoid Avoid Excess Calories with Gout photo

Diet for gout is not just about purines. Overweight people produce more uric acid from excess body mass. See how gout foods to avoid are simply excess calories.

Gout Foods: Figs and Gout Gout and Figs Photo

Figs and gout is a popular and tasty topic. Are dried or fresh figs the best for your gout diet? See how figs, like all fruits, make very good gout foods.


Gout Favorites

Best Tophi Picture Tophi Removal Photographs

I think this is the best tophi picture. Because it shows successful tophi treatment. Most tophi photographs are horrible. But I think you should know the dangers of untreated gout. Despite the advances in science that mean we can now control gout, there is a tiny minority who cannot tolerate common uric acid-lowering treatment. If you ...

Foods High In Uric Acid And Purines Protein Purine Gout Food Photo

Foods high in uric acid and purines can be confusing. Not all purines change easily to uric acid. See foods to avoid and which to enjoy in your gout diet.

Allopurinol For Gout Is this Allopurinol For Gout right for me photo

Allopurinol for gout is the best way to lower uric acid. But it’s dangerous to get it wrong. Most doctors get it wrong. Get safe allopurinol for your gout.


General Gout

What Is Gout? What Is Gout photo

What is gout? Do you want the medical definition? It might not help your gout. Gout myths can ruin treatment plans. Get the facts about what gout is to you.

The Manner Of Development Of Gout

Manner of development of gout is an extensive review explaining what gout is. If you like science, here are the scientific facts about gout. Learn gout now.

Gout PDF Ebooks for better gout awareness PDF eBooks for Gout

Gout PDF files are research reports in Portable Document Format (also called Adobe files or ebooks). The gout information they contain can be viewed on screen or printed using a variety of reading software programs, many of which are free (see below). Please note that most of these gout ebooks contain scientific terminology. However, I have added ...

Gout Related

Colchicine Side Effects

Colchicine side effects worry many gout patients. Is it a blissful gout pain reliever or dangerous poison? See how to balance risks safely. Take care with gout. Still worried about colchicine side effects? See other gout pain relief.

Foods High In Uric Acid And Purines Protein Purine Gout Food Photo

Foods high in uric acid and purines can be confusing. Not all purines change easily to uric acid. See foods to avoid and which to enjoy in your gout diet.

Thumb Tophi – Worst Symptom of Thumb Gout Thumb Gout Crystals Photograph

Thumb tophi make gripping awkward. Like all tophi, they can burst & become infected. Photographs show why you must treat gout lumps quickly. Stop gout crystals.


Uric Acid

Uric Acid Calculator from Safe to Dangerous Vital Uric Acid Levels Conversion Chart

Uric acid concentration in your blood is the most important factor in managing your gout. Learn what your numbers mean. Convert uric acid mmol/l to mg/dl.

The Manner Of Development Of Gout

Manner of development of gout is an extensive review explaining what gout is. If you like science, here are the scientific facts about gout. Learn gout now.

Risky Uric Acid Levels Risky Uric Acid icon

Risky uric acid levels are anything over 6mg/dL. Doctors might tell you that normal is OK, but it is not. See how to avoid serious risks from excess uric acid.



GoutPal Home Document Change History

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