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 I've seen many changes, yet I see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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:
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.
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.
If you do not understand why this order is important, please read my gout guidelines introduction.
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.
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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.
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