Welcome to GoutPal, my Gout Support Website for all gouty people. Please select from the top gout topics below, or catch up with the latest gout support 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 to the left of each page.


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Since 2004, I have gathered many facts about gout. So, I’ve seen many changes. Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated. Therefore I created this gout website to understand my own health better. Now that I’ve achieved gout freedom, I pass my knowledge to you and millions more gout sufferers around the world. But, 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. 1-2-3: Symptoms-Treatment-Diet, in that order. When you need clarification, just ask in the gout forums.

Gout Guidelines

My guidelines cover all aspects of gout. So, I have designed them specifically to be done in order.

Firstly, you need to explain your gout symptoms to your doctor. Then, 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.
Secondly, plan your gout treatment. Discuss with your doctor, the need for gout pain relief, and for uric acid control. Also, 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.
Thirdly, 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. Gout Symptoms
Gout symptoms and good diagnosis of them are the crucial first step to controlling gout. So, see how to understand the causes of your gout. Then learn how to fix it.
2. Gout Treatment
One gout treatment is never enough. Because you need the best pain relief and the best uric acid remedy. So, see which mix of treatments helps your gout for good.
3. Gout Diet
Gout diet is important. But do not be gout food obsessed. Because looking for individual uric acid foods is a waste of time. So, focus on complete diets and see how to use diet to help your gout.

Remember, not all these guidelines are relevant to you. Because gout treatments often affect people differently. To find out which gout guidelines are important to you, just ask in the gout forums.

More Gouty Options

GoutPal is organized into sections. So, I’ve listed the top 3 pages in each section, with links to each complete list:

Finally, I have given you a lot of information about gout. So, it is often easiest to search using the box at the top of every page. But, easiest of all, is to ask in the gout forums.

Gout Symptoms

Normal Uric Acid Blood Test? No Thanks!Normal Uric Acid Blood Test? No Thanks!

Your uric acid blood test results might be normal. That is meaningless. You can still have gout with normal uric acid levels. Avoid dangerous uric acid levels.

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What Is Gout? Toothache For Your Bones!What Is Gout? Toothache For Your Bones!

What is gout? A simple question, but gout can be complicated. Medical definitions can be hard to understand. Put simply, gout is toothache for your bones.

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Bismuth Subsalicylate and GoutBismuth Subsalicylate and Gout

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.

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Gout Treatment

Chronic or Acute Gout Treatment?Chronic or Acute Gout Treatment?

Chronic or acute gout treatment? Which do you need now? Acute treatment for gout pain. Chronic gout treatment for uric acid. Stay safe - choose both.

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Medication For Gout AftercareMedication For Gout Aftercare

Medication For Gout Aftercare stops you wasting time and money. Do not stop checking uric acid. Gout pain must not return. See how to stay gout-free forever

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Successful Gout Treatment at HomeSuccessful Gout Treatment at Home

Successful gout treatment at home brings happiness. Can you control gout pain in 2 hours? Is uric acid safe for 6 months? Get successful gout treatment now.

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Gout Diet

Foods To Avoid With Gout: Pastrami and GoutFoods To Avoid With Gout: Pastrami and Gout

Is pastrami and gout a bad idea? Many put beef on the list of foods to avoid with gout. But why avoid the food you like? See how to enjoy pastrami with gout

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Gout Diet RestrictionsGout Diet Restrictions

Gout diet restrictions are only good in the right context. That context is you. Forget endless lists of foods - focus on your favorites. Eat to beat gout.

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Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?

Very low purine foods help gout sufferers. Because they are a good part of uric acid diet. Here are some surprising meaty additions to your low purine diet.

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Gout Favorites

Minimize Allopurinol Side EffectsMinimize Allopurinol Side Effects

To minimize allopurinol side effects the best approach is to start low. Some people should avoid allopurinol altogether. Get risk reduction advice now.

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Allopurinol IntroductionAllopurinol Introduction

Allopurinol is more than just a gout beating drug - it is a lifesaver. But is your dose right, or is it making gout worse? See how to use allopurinol safely.

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Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?

Very low purine foods help gout sufferers. Because they are a good part of uric acid diet. Here are some surprising meaty additions to your low purine diet.

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General Gout

Gout Related

Chronic or Acute Gout Treatment?Chronic or Acute Gout Treatment?

Chronic or acute gout treatment? Which do you need now? Acute treatment for gout pain. Chronic gout treatment for uric acid. Stay safe - choose both.

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Medication For Gout AftercareMedication For Gout Aftercare

Medication For Gout Aftercare stops you wasting time and money. Do not stop checking uric acid. Gout pain must not return. See how to stay gout-free forever

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Successful Gout Treatment at HomeSuccessful Gout Treatment at Home

Successful gout treatment at home brings happiness. Can you control gout pain in 2 hours? Is uric acid safe for 6 months? Get successful gout treatment now.

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Uric Acid

Normal Uric Acid LevelsNormal Uric Acid Levels

Normal uric acid levels are dangerous for gout patients. Widespread misunderstanding means doctors often put health at risk. See how to make uric acid safe.

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Uric Acid TestsUric Acid Tests

Uric acid tests are vital to diagnosing and treating gout. How do you know which test you need? What do test results mean? Get the right uric acid test now.

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Uric Acid Level RangesUric Acid Level Ranges

Everyone gets Uric acid level ranges wrong. Normal is useless. You need to know dangerous and safe urate levels. Get the medical uric acid range list now.

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