Stress and Gout follows up my review of the 1972 Gout and Stress report. Specifically, it reviews science that suggests stress-induced behavior changes might affect gout and uric acid.
Stress and Gout Audience
I wrote Stress and Gout mainly for Secondary Gout Sufferers. That is gout sufferers who suspect their gout is caused by a treatable secondary disease or other health problem. In this case, I explain emotional issues that are thought by many to cause gout attacks. However, the information is also useful to other types of gout sufferer who might consider stress-reduction. If you are new to GoutPal, you should read Questions for Gout Sufferers first.
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Gout and Stress is my review of a study of stress-induced gout. So you can learn to stop emotional stress making gout worse.
Gout and Stress Audience
I wrote Gout and Stress mainly for Secondary Gout Sufferers. That is gout sufferers who suspect their gout is caused by another health problem. In this case, I explain emotional issues that may cause gout attacks. Then, if you control stress, you might stop gout.
However, the information is also useful to other types of gout sufferer who might consider stress-reduction. If you are new to GoutPal, you should read Questions for Gout Sufferers first.
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Secondary Gout Plan Step 5 (Plans) Resources.
These resources help you learn about specific causes of gout. Because, earlier in Step 3, you undertook to identify suspected causes of gout from 3 main groups: Medications, Diseases, or Environment.
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This is a hub page for all resources that are useful to GoutPal Secondary Gout Sufferers. You can find resources for other types of gout sufferer at Gout Sufferer Resources.
I have organized gout diet resources to match the 7 step Plan for GoutPal Secondary Gout Sufferers:
- Plan to identify specific causes of gout.
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Is your gout caused by another disease?
Then, GoutPal Plan for Secondary Gout is for you.
It is a 7-step plan for finding curable gout.
Specifically, it helps you see if you can cure gout, by removing underlying causes.
This is part of a series of plans for all gout sufferers. First, answer Questions for Gout Sufferers. Then, use this GoutPal plan to see if you can remove the cause of your gout.
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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s article about fixing gout by stopping medications for other diseases, I present a completely different aspect of other diseases.
Our doctors speak of co-morbidities when gouty arthritis is accompanied by other diseases. Statistically, it is common for gout sufferers to have higher than average high blood pressure, heart disease, and other conditions. Now, I’m not suggesting that falling prey to additional diseases is good for gout. But just as we saw yesterday that some medicines can cause gout, we now know that some medicines for common diseases can also help gout patients.
Back in 2007, I reported on losartan, a medicine for high blood pressure, as a uric acid lowering treatment.
losartan, decreases SUA level, whereas other ARBs, such as candesartan, have no lowering effect.
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