Gout Support

Welcome to GoutPal. Please select from the top gout topics below, or catch up with the latest gout 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 near the top of each page.

Over 10 years, I have gathered many facts about gout. I've seen many changes, yet I see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated. 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 on the right. 1-2-3: Symptoms-Treatment-Diet, in that order. When you need clarification, just ask in the gout forum.
You can look down the common questions below on the left. If you have the same questions, see if those links give you answers. If not, just ask in the gout forum.
Or, you can just tell your story in the gout forum now, and I will help you find the starting place that suits you.

Top Gout Topics

Common questions about gout, and popular gout topics include:

Tophi
What is the definition of tophi? How can I get tophi removal?
Gout
How to get rid of gout? What is gout?
Colchicine Side Effects
What are colchicine side effects? How can I avoid Colcrys side effects?
Gout Cures
Does baking soda cure gout? Is there a list of natural gout cures?
Gout Foods To Avoid
Is there a gout foods to avoid list? Can I see a list of uric acid foods?
Gout Pictures
Can I see some pictures of gout? Does my photograph show I have gout?
Treatment For Gout
What are my gout treatment choices?
Colchicine Dosage
What is the Colcrys dosage for acute gout attack? What colchicine dosage prevents gout?
Gout Home Remedies
Is there a list of herbal medicine for gout?
Gout Diet Foods To Eat
Is there a list of gout-safe foods?

If your gout question is not listed here, please search for it, or use the menus at the top of each page. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, just ask in the gout forum.

Gout Guidelines

My gout guidelines, also accessible from the menu at the top of each page, cover all aspects of gout. I have designed them specifically to be done in order.

First, you need to explain your gout symptoms to your doctor, and 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.
So, second, plan your gout treatment. Discuss with your doctor, the need for gout pain relief, and for uric acid control. 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.
Third, 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. 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. Get the best pain relief & the best uric acid remedy. Only combination gout cures work. See what helps your gout for good.
3-24 Gout Diet
Gout diet is important, but do not be gout food obsessed. Do not waste time on uric acid foods. Focus on complete diets. See how to use diet to help your gout.

Remember, not all these guidelines are relevant to you. The ones that are, often affect people differently. To find out which gout guidelines are important to you, just ask in the gout forum.

More Gouty Options

GoutPal is organized into 3 main sections: Symptoms, Treatment, and Diet. I've listed the top 3 pages in each section, with links to the complete list for each section. To support those, my other sections are: Favorites, General, Related, Store, and Uric Acid. You can also browse the Gout Index. I have given you a lot of information about gout. It is often easiest to search using the box at the top of every page. Easiest of all is to ask in the gout forum.

Gout Symptoms

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

Doctor, do I really have gout? Why are you not sure? Why say my uric acid is not high? Unanswered gout questions cause stress. Let GoutPal help your gout.

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.

Is Your Gout Hereditary? Gout Hereditary Map

Is your gout hereditary? Learn ways that genes affect gout symptoms. Did your ancestors have gout? See how different genes affect different ethnic groups.


Gout Treatment

Start Allopurinol Quickly, But Carefully Allopurinol Dosing Tablets

Starting allopurinol is uncertain. Start immediately, risking extra gout pain, or wait for flares to subside? Get the truth about starting allopurinol now.

Is 80mg Uloric always enough? Uloric Chemical Structure Image

Is 80mg Uloric always enough? What do you do if uric acid is still over 9 on maximum dose. You have 2 choices. Get Uloric facts to help fix your gout now.

How To Relieve Pain From Gout GoutPal Helps Your Gout image

Graeme needs to know how to relieve pain from gout. What are the choices? What are the outcomes? Are there better ways? Get personal answers on gout relief.


Gout Diet

What are your 5 Bad Gout Foods? 5 Bad Gout Foods photos

5 bad gout foods are vital to your gout diet. You must understand how food affects gout. Apply rules to your unique situation. Get personal diet help now.

Avoid Excess Calories for Gout Gout Foods To Avoid Course image

You must avoid excess calories for gout. Excess weight causes more uric acid than excess purines. Gout diet must be personal to you. Get gout food help now.

Foods High in Uric Acid: 2 Surprising Myths Uric Acid Diet Picture

What are the dangers of foods high in uric acid? See purine content of food for your gout diet. Don’t let high uric acid ruin your life. See safe gout foods


Gout Favorites

Gout Cures: Natural Uricosuric Agents Gout Herbal Medicine Photo

Gout cures come in many forms. Here we focus on natural products that help cure gout and supplement a good gout diet. Get advice on natural uricosuric meds.

Where Is The Gout Food To Avoid? Avoid Excess Calories with Gout photo

For gout food to avoid, do not look only at the obvious purine lists. As most purines come from your flesh, avoid all excess. Get food facts to avoid gout.

Natural Medicine For Gout Natural Medicine For Gout Photograph

Natural medicine for gout avoids the side-effects of drugs, but is it any good? Many herbal products have medicinal properties. Get Chinese tea to help gout


General Gout

What is gout to you? What Is Gout To You pic

What is gout to you? Pain, fear, lost work, ruined social life, or something else? Gout is different for each person. Get the right answers for your gout.

Facebook Likes Gout – Hates GoutPal Facebook Likes Gout picture

Do you hate gout? Facebook seems to like gout, as it hides information that helps you. See how to get all the gout info you need. Get the best gout chat now

How To Treat Gout At Home GoutPal Helps Your Gout image

Need to know how to treat gout at home? I teach you, at home, how to treat your gout. Together we find the best treatment for you. Get personal gout help.

Gout Related

GoutPal’s 10th Birthday GoutPal Helps Your Gout image

GoutPal’s 10th birthday is time to celebrate. 3 million gout sufferers helped in 10 years. Let’s celebrate your gout freedom. Get personal gout help today.

GoutInfo 2013 goutpal-background.png

GoutInfo is more than a gout awareness campaign. At GoutPal, you can learn about goutinfo .com, and much more gout info. See why you need to be Gout Aware.

Gout Help

What is the best part of gout help? Getting involved! Asking great questions helps almost as many people as great answers. Get involved with gout help today.


Gout Store


Uric Acid

Gouty Tophi & Bone Erosion Gouty Tophi In Bone Image

Gouty tophi are often ignored as they are usually painless. But see how they grow into your joints and damage them. Get early control to save your joints.

Worried about High Uric Acid? Dangerous Uric Acid icon

Are you worried about high uric acid? GoutPal has all the information you need to manage high uric acid. Tell me what worries you most and get the best help

Uric Acid Causes Gout Pain Uric Acid Causes graphic

Uric acid causes gout pain through a 4 step process. If you think it is sharp uric acid crystals, you are wrong. See real dangers of uric acid in the body.

Find more (see gouty search hints for guidance).


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GoutPal Helps Your Gout image

GoutPal’s 10th Birthday

GoutPal’s 10th birthday is time to celebrate. 3 million gout sufferers helped in 10 years. Let’s celebrate your gout freedom. Get personal gout help today.

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Gouty Tophi In Bone Image

Gouty Tophi & Bone Erosion

Gouty tophi are often ignored as they are usually painless. But see how they grow into your joints and damage them. Get early control to save your joints.

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Allopurinol Dosing Tablets

Start Allopurinol Quickly, But Carefully

Starting allopurinol is uncertain. Start immediately, risking extra gout pain, or wait for flares to subside? Get the truth about starting allopurinol now.

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Doctor, Is This Gout Photo

Doctor, do I have gout?

Doctor, do I really have gout? Why are you not sure? Why say my uric acid is not high? Unanswered gout questions cause stress. Let GoutPal help your gout.

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