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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

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 Causes: Why Does It Matter?

Gout causes are complicated. Understand your causes of gout, then choose the best treatment. See the easy way to get the best treatment for your symptoms.

Gout Causes: 3 Types of Gout Not 2

How many causes of gout exist? 1 = uric acid under-excreters. 2 = uric acid over-producers. 3 = a new cause of gout. Get the facts about three gout causes.

Gout Treatment

What Causes A Gout Attack?

Are you confused about what causes a gout attack? Then learn why gout attacks happen & know how to stop them. Stop worrying about pointless triggers & fix gout.

Allopurinol Medication: Why It Hurts To Get Rid Of Gout

Allopurinol medication controls gout, but why does it hurt? You are sick of pain. It gets worse and more frequent. Learn to use allopurinol the right way.

TENS Machine For Gout Relief

Can the TENS machine relieve your gout pain? See how Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation reduces inflammation. Gout relief without bad side-effects.

Gout 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.

A Tasty Gout Remedy – Know Your Onions

I use the term Gout Remedy to describe a bunch of food and drink items that improve your gout diet and help your gout treatment. The most famous gout remedy is cherry juice. Water is a close second. And as I’m writing about a bunch of others, we cannot forget onions. Over the years, there have been ...

Gout 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.

Gout Favorites

Colchicine For Gout

Colchicine for gout is a great way to stop gout pain, but unsafe the wrong way. Longterm, or without uric acid control, Colcrys is dangerous. See safe practice.

Minimize 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.

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.

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

Help The Doctor Fix Your Gout

Help The Doctor Fix Your Gout is my review of a recent gout patient care study. Here, I explain the importance of patients input for effective gout care. Because doctors need to assess each patient’s concerns. So that they can adjust treatment or educate their patients. Help The Doctor Fix Your Gout Purpose The purpose of this ...

How do Patient Reactions affect Gout Management?

How do Patient Reactions affect Gout Management is second in my Gout Patient Concerns series. So before reading this, I recommend you read Help The Doctor Fix Your Gout. Because this is my detailed review of the first of three themes I described in that introduction. Purpose of Gout Patient Reactions Review The purpose of this review ...

Treating Uric Acid Is Not Working

Treating Uric Acid Is Not Working is my review of two gout studies about treatment failure gout. So, it explains reasons why treating gout is not working. Then it offers options for you when you find your uric acid lowering treatment is not working as you expected. Treating Uric Acid Is Not Working Audience I wrote Treating ...

Uric Acid

High Uric Acid: The Root Of All Gout Pain

High uric acid causes gout. What causes uric acid to rise and fall? Learn the only way to manage gout. Get ways to stop high uric acid, and fix your gout.

Hyperuricemia – Excess Uric Acid

Hyperuricemia means elevated uric acid. Everyone knows that excess uric acid causes gout. But is it that simple?No, there are many issues. Where does uric acid come from? You can’t buy it. Your body produces it by breaking down proteins. If you have too much, you’ve got hyperuricemia. I’ve covered 4 main reasons for excess uric acid below. How ...

Joint Inflammation

Joint inflammation brings pain to gouty arthritis sufferers. Stopping joint pain is easy. Learn why swelling & pain happen, then learn to stop painful swelling.

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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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