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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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

Uric Acid Crystals: Now You See Them – Now You Don’t Uric Acid Crystals: Now You See Them - Now You Don't

Feeling uric acid crystals cause their painful misery is common for gout sufferers. Can seeing them help diagnose gout? See new ways to look at gout crystals.

Symptoms Of Gout Survey Results Symptoms Of Gout Survey Results

What are your symptoms of gout? This survey shows how many joints are affected, and different types of gout symptoms. See how to start controlling your gout

Gout & Rheumatoid Arthritis Gout & Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gout & rheumatoid arthritis can coexist. Both these painful diseases affect joints and other body tissues. See what to do if you suspect RA with your gout.


Gout Treatment

What Is Gout #4? No Allopurinol During Acute Gout Attack What Is Gout #4? No Allopurinol During Acute Gout Attack

What is gout? Why is allopurinol dosing difficult? Myths about dose make gout hard to treat. Wrong. Get easy gout treatment with correct allopurinol dosing.

What Is Gout #3 ? The Apple Cider Vinegar Myth What Is Gout #3 ? The Apple Cider Vinegar Myth

Apple cider vinegar for gout relief is popular. Like all gout remedies, we don’t know how it works. But if it works for you, use it. Go with your own experience.

300 mg Allopurinol: What is Gout Myth #2 300 mg Allopurinol: What is Gout Myth #2

Why 300 mg allopurinol per day? It might be too much or too little. Allopurinol needs personal, not standard dose. Read the dangers of 300 mg allopurinol now.


Gout Diet

What Foods Can I Eat With Gout? What Foods Can I Eat With Gout?

Thousands of gout sufferers ask me “What foods can I eat?” Now, the question might be phrased differently. For example “What foods can I eat if I have gout?” But my response is always the same – “It’s not that simple”. So look at What Gout Foods Can I Eat? Because that explains some principles ...

Gout & Cereal Gout & Cereal

Gout & Cereal, Cheerios, Grits & Other Breakfast Foods Breakfast foods are an important start to the day for gout sufferers, but hidden ingredients in processed foods, especially iron supplements, can ruin your gout diet. It is usually best to stick to natural products like oatmeal and homemade muesli, or avoid traditional breakfast foods, and prepare ...

What can you eat on a Moderate Purine Gout Diet? What can you eat on a Moderate Purine Gout Diet?

In What can you eat on a Moderate Purine Gout Diet, I list some moderate purine foods. This follows my previous two lists: Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible? and Another Low Purine Foods List. All these foods are from recent gout research from Japan. I will use their data to improve my Purine Rich Foods ...


Gout Favorites

Uric Acid Arthritis – Another Name For Gout Uric Acid Arthritis - Another Name For Gout

Another Name For Gout If we called gout uric acid arthritis would we get better treatment? Gout is an old-fashioned word. It is true that people associate gout with pain. But they also associate it with excessive luxurious living – the “rich man’s disease,” or “disease of kings,” which is not true. Because most gout is genetic. So ...

300 mg Allopurinol: What is Gout Myth #2 300 mg Allopurinol: What is Gout Myth #2

Why 300 mg allopurinol per day? It might be too much or too little. Allopurinol needs personal, not standard dose. Read the dangers of 300 mg allopurinol now.

What can you eat on a Moderate Purine Gout Diet? What can you eat on a Moderate Purine Gout Diet?

In What can you eat on a Moderate Purine Gout Diet, I list some moderate purine foods. This follows my previous two lists: Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible? and Another Low Purine Foods List. All these foods are from recent gout research from Japan. I will use their data to improve my Purine Rich Foods ...


General Gout

Uric Acid Arthritis – Another Name For Gout Uric Acid Arthritis - Another Name For Gout

Another Name For Gout If we called gout uric acid arthritis would we get better treatment? Gout is an old-fashioned word. It is true that people associate gout with pain. But they also associate it with excessive luxurious living – the “rich man’s disease,” or “disease of kings,” which is not true. Because most gout is genetic. So ...

Gout Info Update Service – Stay Updated about Gout Gout Info Update Service - Stay Updated about Gout

Good gout info gives you knowledge to beat gout. Take control of your gout knowing more than most doctors. Get the power of the best info for gout sufferers

About Gouty Arthritis And Uric Acid About Gouty Arthritis And Uric Acid

GoutPal helps you cope with gout. Just follow my advice, and you can start fixing your gout. Do you want more info about me? Look behind the scenes here.

Gout Related

Alkaline Gout Diets Alkaline Gout Diets

Alkaline Gout Diets is my review of gout research that supports alkaline diets for gout. Because every gout diet must start with a generally healthy diet that suits each gout sufferer. Then you can make personal changes to account for your stage of gout recovery. So here I review alkaline gout diets science. Then I ...

What Foods Can I Eat With Gout? What Foods Can I Eat With Gout?

Thousands of gout sufferers ask me “What foods can I eat?” Now, the question might be phrased differently. For example “What foods can I eat if I have gout?” But my response is always the same – “It’s not that simple”. So look at What Gout Foods Can I Eat? Because that explains some principles ...

Gout & Cereal Gout & Cereal

Gout & Cereal, Cheerios, Grits & Other Breakfast Foods Breakfast foods are an important start to the day for gout sufferers, but hidden ingredients in processed foods, especially iron supplements, can ruin your gout diet. It is usually best to stick to natural products like oatmeal and homemade muesli, or avoid traditional breakfast foods, and prepare ...


Uric Acid

Uric Acid Crystals: Now You See Them – Now You Don’t Uric Acid Crystals: Now You See Them - Now You Don't

Feeling uric acid crystals cause their painful misery is common for gout sufferers. Can seeing them help diagnose gout? See new ways to look at gout crystals.

Uric Acid Level Ranges Uric Acid Level Ranges

This list of uric acid level ranges is an alternative to using the uric acid conversion calculator. Because it allows you to convert uric acid test results between scales used in different countries. More importantly, it gives you medical gout ranges instead of statistical high, low, and normal. So you can understand your own uric ...

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