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.

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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

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

Why are tophi important to gout sufferers?Why are tophi important to gout sufferers?

Why are tophi so important? A single tophus is usually painless but will grow. Tophi burst skin, then destroy your joints. See how to stop dangerous tophi.

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Gouty Tophi In Finger BoneGouty Tophi In Finger Bone

Gouty tophi in the finger bone report shows how tophaceous gout can spread throughout the body. Stay safe from uric acid crystals and keep your levels low.

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Photos of Gout in FingersPhotos of Gout in Fingers

Do you have tophi on your fingers? Be careful - they are dangerous! See startling photographs of finger tophi. Get Tophi Finger Pictures and Information now.

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Gout Treatment

Natural Medicine For GoutNatural Medicine For Gout

Natural medicine for gout avoids the side-effects of drugs, but is it any good? Many herbal products have medicinal properties. Get Chinese tea to help gout

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Starting Gout Treatment GuidelinesStarting Gout Treatment Guidelines

Starting gout treatment guidelines seems hard. Where do you start? Stop gout pain now, or prevent gout returning? Start your easy gout treatment today.

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When To Start AllopurinolWhen To Start Allopurinol

When should you start allopurinol? Start immediately, risking extra gout pain, or wait for flares to subside? Get the truth about when to start allopurinol now.

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Gout Diet

Losing Weight With Gout Foods To AvoidLosing Weight With Gout Foods To Avoid

Diet for gout is not just about purines. Overweight people produce more uric acid from excess body mass. See how gout foods to avoid are simply excess calories.

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Coffee and Uric AcidCoffee and Uric Acid

Coffee and uric acid are linked, but we do not know why. There is a small decrease in uric acid as coffee increases. Get facts about coffee-uric acid link.

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Gout and Alcohol: Tequila and GoutGout and Alcohol: Tequila and Gout

Tequila and gout is unusual. Many gout sufferers believe alcohol should be avoided. Is there a case for drink in moderation? See a surprising tequila review.

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Gout Favorites

Uric Acid Diet FactsUric Acid Diet Facts

Everyone tells you to change your gout diet. But purine diets don't work. Stop looking for bad gout diets! Get a uric acid diet for your tastes and targets.

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Gout and Alcohol: Tequila and GoutGout and Alcohol: Tequila and Gout

Tequila and gout is unusual. Many gout sufferers believe alcohol should be avoided. Is there a case for drink in moderation? See a surprising tequila review.

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Is Pork High in Purines?Is Pork High in Purines?

You need to know about pork and purines. But how high is too high? Learn which pork facts affect your uric acid. Get the answer to Is Pork High in Purines?

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Uric Acid

Uric Acid Level ChartsUric Acid Level Charts

Uric acid level charts tell you important gout numbers. See why low, high, normal ranges are meaningless. Get uric acid level charts that help control gout now.

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Uric Acid Levels: Safe or Dangerous?Uric Acid Levels: Safe or Dangerous?

Uric acid levels can be confusing, with different scales. This chart shows what your uric acid test results really mean. Know your number: stop your gout.

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Gout Without HyperuricemiaGout Without Hyperuricemia

Can you get gout when uric acid is normal? Certainly! See how gout happens despite normal urate. Learn to recognize and control gout without hyperuricemia.

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