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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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

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 ...

Bismuth Subsalicylate and Gout Got Gout? Stop Pepto image

Gout sufferers must avoid Pepto Bismol. Bismuth subsalicylate is bad for gout. Are any products to fight diarrhea safe? Get Pepto Bismol and gout facts now.


Gout Treatment

Colchicine For Gout Mitigare (generic colchicine)

Colchicine for gout is a great way to stop gout pain, but unsafe the wrong way. Longterm, or without uric acid control, Colcrys is dangerous. See safe practice.

Is there a Safe Cherry Juice Gout Cure? Cherry Juice For Gout Photo

Cherry and Cherry Juice Gout Remedies Many people have recommended cherries and cherry juice gout remedies for decades. Cherries were first discovered to have a beneficial effect on gout in 1950. A Texan, Dr. Ludwig W. Blau, was so seriously affected by gout that he was confined to a wheelchair. The only appealing food he could find ...

What Is Gout #3 ? The Apple Cider Vinegar Myth

Apple cider vinegar for gout relief is popular. Like all gout remedies, we don’t know how it works. But if it works for you, use it. Go with your own experience.


Gout Diet

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.

How Purines Affect Gout

You must know how purines affect gout before you plan gout diets. Don’t rely on out-of-date advice – learn the purine truth. See foods high in purines secrets.

What can you eat on a Moderate Purine Gout Diet? Moderate Purine Spinach-stuffed Pork Tenderloin photo

In What can you eat on a Moderate Purine Gout Diet, I list some moderate purine foods. This follows my previous two lists: Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible? and Another Low Purine Foods List. All these foods are from recent gout research from Japan. I will use their data to improve my Purine Rich Foods ...


Gout Favorites

Is there a Safe Cherry Juice Gout Cure? Cherry Juice For Gout Photo

Cherry and Cherry Juice Gout Remedies Many people have recommended cherries and cherry juice gout remedies for decades. Cherries were first discovered to have a beneficial effect on gout in 1950. A Texan, Dr. Ludwig W. Blau, was so seriously affected by gout that he was confined to a wheelchair. The only appealing food he could find ...

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.

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.


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.

Uric Acid Arthritis – A Better Name For Gout Agony! Another Name For Gout? photo

Uric acid arthritis is the best way to think of gout. Focus on controlling uric acid, then gout will take care of itself. See the ways that are better for gout.

Gout Related

How Long does Gout last in Big Toe? Avoid Gout Big Toe Photo

How Long does Gout last in Big Toe looks at gout duration in the big toe. Also, I compare this with gout duration in other parts of the body. But, more importantly, what can we do to reduce gout duration? Gout in Big Toe Audience I wrote How Long does Gout last in Big Toe for gout ...

How Do Urate Crystals Stop Gout Forever? Urate Crystals Cause Arthritis

Urate crystals are the cause of gout. So how can we expect them to stop gout? New science just confirmed an old idea. Because we need a new view of gout, to stop it forever. Urate Crystals Stop Gout Audience I wrote How Do Urate Crystals Stop Gout Forever for all gout sufferers who are confused about what ...

Are Almonds Good For Gout Foodies? Almonds and Almond Milk For Gout

Are Almonds Good For Gout looks at how almonds can lower uric acid. But, if you do not eat almonds right they can be bad for gout. Are Almonds Good For Gout Audience I wrote Are Almonds Good For Gout for Gout Foodies. That is gout sufferers who want to eat the right foods for their gout. ...


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.



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