I know gout can be complicated, but let’s try the simple approach to gout treatment before we look for difficulties.
Gout treatment is the heart of finding gout freedom.
Gout treatment must be preceded by a proper medical diagnosis of your gout symptoms.
Gout treatment might be followed by adjustment to your gout diet.
So for all of you making life difficult for yourselves by worrying about food and drink – stop now. Do not even think about diet until you have a good gout management plan.
1. Starting A Gout Treatment Plan
The best gout treatment plan starts with good diagnosis from your doctor(s). If you have a confirmed gout diagnosis then move to step 2.
Gout diagnosis can be difficult for a small minority of gout patients. For most people, it is very simple.
If your gout symptoms are not confirmed, see your doctor or rheumatologist today. If they are confirmed, a more complete analysis of possible causes is useful, but not essential. If you have it, it may give you more options for gout treatment.
I will announce a personal gout symptoms assessment tool soon. In the meantime read the Gout Symptoms section, which is first in the list of sections near the top and bottom of every page. If you still have questions, ask in the Gout Symptoms forum.
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In 28 Ways To Control Gout I explain key aspects of every good gout treatment plan.
Last week, I completed my first gout treatment template. It is a general template for most gout treatment needs.
I will customize that general template for individual gout patients. That way, every gout patient can have a personal gout treatment plan. It’s the only way to be certain that you are controlling gout safely and effectively.
You can use the templates to help manage your gout treatment with your doctor or other health adviser. You can also use them in the gout forum.
I will use discussions from my gout forum to create the extra templates. I will identify common groups of gout patients. You will find it easy to select a template that is nearest your needs. That makes gout control even easier to manage. In the meantime, we can work on what is most important to you. We can find the right ways to start your personal gout treatment plan.
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Successful Gout Treatment at Home is the stage in your gout treatment plan where happiness happens.
Success! You’ve done it. Or, at least, you’re on the home run. Let’s see how to tell when your gout treatment plan is successful.
Please note that you cannot complete this step without the records we created in Monitor Your Treatment Of Gout. If you have a photographic memory, you might skip that monitoring step. If not, make sure you have your records of gout symptoms and test results.
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Monitor Your Treatment Of Gout is the stage in your gout treatment plan where the action starts.
Up to this point, we have been planning the best gout treatments to suit you. Now we start controlling gout pain, and/or lowering uric acid, according to your plan.
Do not start this step until all preceding steps have been completed. If you have already started taking gout medications, we can create a retrospective plan. The sooner you do this, the better your chances of success. If in doubt, review all the steps from Starting Gout Treatment Guidelines. before you continue.
Exact doses of each gout medication will be in your Personal Gout Treatment Plan. Hopefully, this is agreed with your health adviser. If not, I can help you create your treatment plan in my gout forum.
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Which Gout Treatments for Uric Acid Control is part of the 4th step in your gout treatment plan.
Now, you choose gout treatments you will use to lower uric acid.
In Step 2, you decided that Chronic Gout Treatment is most important to you, at the moment. In the previous step, you chose Medical or Natural Gout Treatment. If you haven’t made those choices yet, please go back to Starting Gout Treatment Guidelines.
In this step, we first need to recognize the 4 phases of uric acid control.
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Which Gout Treatments for Pain Control is part of the 4th step in your gout treatment plan.
Now, you choose the specific treatments that you will use to control gout pain.
In Step 2, you decided that Acute Gout Treatment is most important to you, at the moment. In the previous step, you chose Medical or Natural Gout Treatment. If you haven’t made those choices yet, please go back to Starting Gout Treatment Guidelines.
In this step, we first need to decide if we want gout treatments for pain control to be preventative, or as required.
Gout Treatments for Pain Control: Preventative or As Required?
Preventative gout treatment is good for the first weeks or months of uric acid lowering treatment. If you are not actively trying to control uric acid, you should not take gout treatments for pain control on an everyday basis. Your doctor will advise you how long it is safe to take preventative gout pain medication.
If you prefer to take gout pain medication as required, there is one important point to be aware of. The quicker you act, the quicker your gout pain will resolve.
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Medical or natural gout treatment is our next choice in a personal gout treatment plan.
Many people make this choice too soon. First, you should follow all the preceding steps in Personal Gout Treatment Guidelines 2016.
You need to be certain which aspect of gout you are treating. Gout pain control, uric acid control, or both. With that information, you can narrow down your treatment choices between pharmaceutical gout medications, natural gout remedies, or a mixture of both.
There is a small range of gout treatments that do not involve pharmaceutical or herbal medicine. You might also consider these types of gout treatment in your plan.
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You chose chronic or acute gout treatment for Starting Gout Treatment Guidelines. If you have not made that choice yet, please go back to that first step in your gout treatment plan. In this step, it’s time for a reality check.
How confident are you that you can stop gout pain. Can you lower uric acid without a doctor? Do you really need treatment, or can you remove the causes of your gout.
You might be absolutely certain about the gout treatment choices that you have already made. That’s fine! If you are certain, skip this step, and go straight to Medical or Natural Gout Treatment.
Now, we can see how realistic your ambitions are. This is something you can discuss with your doctor, or other health adviser. In the gout forums, I offer personal help.
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