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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

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

Tophaceous Gout

Tophaceous gout disfigures your body. Skin & other tissues get huge uric acid tumors known as tophi. See how to stop gouty lumps bursting through your skin.

Is Gout Painless?

Painless gout sounds good. But are your joints safe? High uric acid can destroy joints and other organs. Get gout controlled properly before it kills you.

Whether You Get Gout Depends On The Weather

The link between gout and weather is not clear. Damp weather makes our joints ache, but hot, humid weather is bad without careful hydration. Learn gout causes.


Gout Treatment

Indomethacin Side Effects

Indomethacin side effects are minor for many gout sufferers. They are glad to be pain free. But what if you can’t stomach it? Get rid of gout pain the safe way.

Uloric (febuxostat) Guidelines

Uloric (generic = febuxostat) is a powerful uric acid lowering gout medication. See if it is right for you. Stop gout pain permanently with low uric acid.

Colchicine (Colcrys) Dosage

Colchicine dosage has been confusing for many years. Now we know exactly what to take. See how to use colchicine safely for your gout pain. Be safe not sick.


Gout Diet

Gout and Obesity – Avoid Excess Calories

If you want gout foods to avoid, calories are just as bad as purines. Purines don’t just come from meat on your plate. They also come from meat on your bones. So more weight = more flesh = more uric acid. Just like other animals, humans eat for energy, and to build new tissues. New tissue replaces ...

Gout Diet Menu: Pancakes and Gout

What is the important fact about pancakes and gout? There is no direct connection, but too many pancakes could make gout worse. Get gout and pancakes info.

Gout Foods: Octopus and Gout

Octopus and gout takes a new look at choosing the best protein for gout sufferers. Fish is an important healthy protein source. Let octopus improve your diet.


Gout Favorites

Gout Foods: Octopus and Gout

Octopus and gout takes a new look at choosing the best protein for gout sufferers. Fish is an important healthy protein source. Let octopus improve your diet.

Why Vegan Diet is Worst for Gout

Do you know why vegan diet is worst for gout? Good gout diet means eating right and avoiding wrong. Get your vegan, vegetarian, meat, and fish gout diets.

Allopurinol Alternatives? Is Anything Better For Gout?

Do you want allopurinol alternatives? Is it fear of side-effects? It might just be that your dose is wrong. See how to use allopurinol safely and effectively.


General Gout

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 Management: Mind The Gaps

Gout management means controlling gout so it never returns. I call it Gout Freedom. But gaps in gout plans create risks. See how to control your gout safely.

The Manner Of Development Of Gout

Manner of development of gout is an extensive review explaining what gout is. If you like science, here are the scientific facts about gout. Learn gout now.

Gout Related

Gout and Obesity – Avoid Excess Calories

If you want gout foods to avoid, calories are just as bad as purines. Purines don’t just come from meat on your plate. They also come from meat on your bones. So more weight = more flesh = more uric acid. Just like other animals, humans eat for energy, and to build new tissues. New tissue replaces ...

Gout Diet Menu: Pancakes and Gout

What is the important fact about pancakes and gout? There is no direct connection, but too many pancakes could make gout worse. Get gout and pancakes info.

Why Vegan Diet is Worst for Gout

Do you know why vegan diet is worst for gout? Good gout diet means eating right and avoiding wrong. Get your vegan, vegetarian, meat, and fish gout diets.


Uric Acid

Dangerous Uric Acid Levels

You must stop dangerous uric acid levels. Gout flare ups get worse and joints get permanent damage. See worse dangers when uric acid levels affect organs.

Uric Acid Blood Test Update

An annual uric acid blood test is the minimum for gout sufferers. More often if changing dose of uric acid lowering treatment. Do not take risks. Get tested now

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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Medical Disclaimer: The pupose of GoutPal is to provide jargon-free explanations of medical gout-related terms and procedures. Because gout sufferers need to know what questions to ask their doctor. Also, you need to understand what your doctor tells you. So this website explains gout science. But it is definitely NOT a substitute for medical advice.

Information on this website is provided by a fellow gout sufferer (Keith Taylor) with an accountant's precision for accurate data. But no medical qualifications. So you must seek professional medical advice about gout and any other health matters.

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