Gout Doctor Dispute is my first in an occasional series explaining why gout patients need GoutPal. So, in this article, I explain how rheumatologists and physicians disagree about gout treatment. Then I explain how GoutPal can guide you through this dispute towards full Gout Recovery.
Gout Doctor Dispute Audience
I wrote Gout Doctor Dispute for gout patients who want to improve the relationship with their doctor. Because I know from my forum that many gout patients disagree with, or misunderstand, their doctor’s advice about gout. So, my initial review of new professional guidance should create a better platform for doctors and gout patients to work together.
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In Any Hope For Gout Joint Damage, I explain how joints damaged by gout might be impossible to repair. Above all, I warn against allowing gout to damage your joints. Because gout joint damage is much easier to prevent than repair.
Gout Joint Damage Audience
I wrote Gout Joint Damage for Gout Victims. Because gout sufferers who do not control excess uric acid suffer needlessly. So, I want you to understand the dangers of untreated excess uric acid. If you want to know more about your gout sufferer type, read Questions for Gout Sufferers first.
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This Gout Recovery article explains pain during uric acid lowering. In particular, I explain why you get gout pain in new places during gout recovery.
Gout Recovery Audience
I wrote Ouch! Why does Gout Recovery hurt? for all gout sufferers who want to lower their uric acid. To clarify, that’s all the types of gout sufferer I identify in Questions for Gout Sufferers, except Gout Victims. But, Gout Victims should also read this. Or else they’ll die.
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How to Avoid Gout Medication Side Effects tells you about managing all gout treatments. So, I describe a general approach to safe gout medication. Because many side effects are caused by bad treatment plans.
Gout Medication Side Effects Audience
I wrote Gout Medication Side Effects mainly for Gout Victims who will not start uric acid control. Because they feel they cannot manage side effects safely. So, they stop their treatment instead of managing it properly.
Also, this is useful for any gout sufferer who is scared of gout medication side effects. So, do you know which type of gout sufferer you are? If not, please read Questions for Gout Sufferers before you continue.
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Are you confused between gouty arthritis and gout?
What is the difference? Are they the same?
The short answer is – gouty arthritis is just another way of saying gout. So, if you are looking for a medical definition of gout, see What Is Gout.
It is interesting to look a bit deeper. Because both terms mean the same. So, why do I use different terms at different times?
What Is Gouty Arthritis?
Gout is the most common term. But the correct medical term is gouty arthritis. As arthritis is the medical term for many diseases that cause inflamed joints.
So, I use the term gout mostly. Also, in my experience, most doctors do the same. Because it is shorter, more common, and most people recognize it as a medical condition that involves painful joints.
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Baking soda for gout is often pushed as a natural gout treatment. But, it isn’t natural. Because it’s a dangerous chemical that has serious side-effects, even under medical supervision.
Here, I explain the dangers of baking soda for gout. Then I describe better, safer alternatives to baking soda when treating gout.
Baking Soda for Gout: Introduction
When I first started GoutPal, I was aware that some people pushed baking soda for gout. They pushed sodium bicarbonate as a home gout remedy. At the time, I had suspected high blood pressure. So, I chose to avoid baking soda. Because it is well known that excess sodium raises blood pressure.
Besides blood pressure, I’ve seen other warnings. Baking soda brings as many problems as benefits. I had to avoid the risks to my blood pressure. I hated the idea of taking an untested chemical every day.
My biggest benefit came when looking for alternatives to baking soda for gout. So, I researched natural ways to alkalize. Then, I was pleased to discover Alkalizing Gout Diet Menu. Because alkaline diets use healthy food to help control uric acid level. Subsequently, research has shown specific gout benefits. Because a naturally alkalized body will excrete more uric acid. So, it’s easy to achieve lower uric acid with tasty diet changes.
Why risk your health with baking soda?
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In Gout And Acupuncture I show how acupuncture is used to treat gout. Specifically, I look at acupuncture to treat gout pain. Also, to treat excess uric acid.
Gout And Acupuncture Audience
I wrote Gout And Acupuncture for GoutPal Seekers. So, to find which type of gout sufferer you are, read Questions for Gout Sufferers first.
In particular, Gout And Acupuncture helps GoutPal Seekers at Step 3. That is, it helps you learn more ways to treat gout pain and uric acid.
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