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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

7 Ways Gout Causes Back Pain 7 Ways Gout Causes Back Pain

Uric acid back pain is serious. Gout back pain is dangerous if not treated immediately. Get help for uric acid and back pain before gout cripples your back.

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Gout Tests Gout Tests

What is happening to gout tests? There seem to be new ones every day. Do not wait for new gout tests. Avoid the dangers of untreated gout. Test for gout today.

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How Long Does a Gout Attack Last? How Long Does a Gout Attack Last?

Are you wondering how long does a gout attack last? Only a few days, so why do some flares last longer? See how long gout should last and how to control it.

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Gout Treatment

Allopurinol for Gout – The Wrong Way Allopurinol for Gout - The Wrong Way

Allopurinol for gout is my review of a YouTube video from a gout sufferer. In particular, I look at why this story of uric acid treatment is wrong, and what you can do to make sure your gout recovery is successful.

Allopurinol for Gout Audience

I wrote Allopurinol for Gout for gout sufferers who have lost faith in their allopurinol treatment without planning a safe replacement. There are many reasons why people lose faith in uric acid treatment. So since allopurinol is the most common treatment, it is also commonly prescribed wrongly, or not taken properly. When this happens to people, I call them Gout Victims. But if you are not sure which type of sufferer you are, read Questions for Gout Sufferers first.

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Gout Medications To Avoid Gout By Lower Uric Acid Gout Medications To Avoid Gout By Lower Uric Acid

Gout medications that reduce uric acid are the only way to avoid gout. But how do you choose the right one? Get gout medications that avoid gout for life.

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Treatment For Gout Treatment For Gout

Only treatment for gout is to remove uric acid crystals. They will cause more pain and joint damage. See best treatments for dangerous uric acid deposits.

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Gout Diet

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

What gout foods can you eat? Forget long lists of foods to eat or avoid. Tell me what you want to eat. I'll tell you how to include it in your gout diet.

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Is Sugar Bad for Gout?

Is sugar bad for gout? Like many food items, it depends. Excess sugar will increase uric acid, as will excess calories. See how to avoid sugar's double-whammy.

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Gout And Candy Gout And Candy

Why worry about gout and candy? There's nothing much bad for gout in sweets, though you should watch the calories if you are fat. See how to eat well for gout.

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Gout Favorites

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

What gout foods can you eat? Forget long lists of foods to eat or avoid. Tell me what you want to eat. I'll tell you how to include it in your gout diet.

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Allopurinol for Gout – The Wrong Way Allopurinol for Gout - The Wrong Way

Allopurinol for gout is my review of a YouTube video from a gout sufferer. In particular, I look at why this story of uric acid treatment is wrong, and what you can do to make sure your gout recovery is successful.

Allopurinol for Gout Audience

I wrote Allopurinol for Gout for gout sufferers who have lost faith in their allopurinol treatment without planning a safe replacement. There are many reasons why people lose faith in uric acid treatment. So since allopurinol is the most common treatment, it is also commonly prescribed wrongly, or not taken properly. When this happens to people, I call them Gout Victims. But if you are not sure which type of sufferer you are, read Questions for Gout Sufferers first.

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Why can’t your gout doctor cure you? Why can't your gout doctor cure you?

This is my review of an investigation into the reason why gout treatment is not as successful as it should be. Because many reasons for poor treatment by your gout doctor are avoidable. So if you discuss these with your doctor, you will get better gout recovery.

Gout Doctor Audience

I wrote this Gout Doctor article for gout patients who are not happy with the progress of their treatment. But it is also of general interest for all people who care for gout sufferers. However, if you do not know which type of gout person you are, you should read Questions for Gout Sufferers first.

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General Gout

Privacy Policy Privacy Policy

Your health information privacy is important to you, and also to GoutPal.com. See how Keith Taylor's privacy policy protects you as I help you fix your gout.

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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

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Gout Forum Gout Forum

The gout forum gives you free, friendly support about gout. Ask about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, diet, or foods. Get personal help for your gout now.

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Gout Related

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

What gout foods can you eat? Forget long lists of foods to eat or avoid. Tell me what you want to eat. I'll tell you how to include it in your gout diet.

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Allopurinol for Gout – The Wrong Way Allopurinol for Gout - The Wrong Way

Allopurinol for gout is my review of a YouTube video from a gout sufferer. In particular, I look at why this story of uric acid treatment is wrong, and what you can do to make sure your gout recovery is successful.

Allopurinol for Gout Audience

I wrote Allopurinol for Gout for gout sufferers who have lost faith in their allopurinol treatment without planning a safe replacement. There are many reasons why people lose faith in uric acid treatment. So since allopurinol is the most common treatment, it is also commonly prescribed wrongly, or not taken properly. When this happens to people, I call them Gout Victims. But if you are not sure which type of sufferer you are, read Questions for Gout Sufferers first.

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Why can’t your gout doctor cure you? Why can't your gout doctor cure you?

This is my review of an investigation into the reason why gout treatment is not as successful as it should be. Because many reasons for poor treatment by your gout doctor are avoidable. So if you discuss these with your doctor, you will get better gout recovery.

Gout Doctor Audience

I wrote this Gout Doctor article for gout patients who are not happy with the progress of their treatment. But it is also of general interest for all people who care for gout sufferers. However, if you do not know which type of gout person you are, you should read Questions for Gout Sufferers first.

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Uric Acid

Sauna and Gout, and Sweating Sauna and Gout, and Sweating

Can a sauna or sweating help your gout? Studies don't give definite answers, but they do indicate one danger. See the secret of using heat to help your gout

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Friendly Gout Support For You Friendly Gout Support For You

Where can you get great gout advice from a fellow sufferer who understands gout and how to fix it? Get best gout guidelines at GoutPal, your gouty friend.

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Gouty Tophi & Bone Erosion Gouty Tophi & Bone Erosion

Gouty tophi are often ignored as they are usually painless. But see how they grow into your joints and damage them. Get early control to save your joints.

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