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.


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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

Gout & Rheumatoid ArthritisGout & 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.

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Dangers Of Gout TriggersDangers Of Gout Triggers

Do you know the dangers of gout triggers? If you don't understand what causes a gout attack, you'll get wrong treatment. Learn to avoid common gout dangers.

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PseudogoutPseudogout

Pseudogout is false gout. Calcium, not uric acid, crystals make it hard to treat. Many gout pain treatments will also help. Get helpful pseudogout facts now

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Gout Treatment

Gout Medication Names: ColchicineGout Medication Names: Colchicine

Gout Medication Names: Colchicine - how to get the right dose. Colchicine is safe short term. See how to taper colchicine dose to match uric acid lowering.

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Uric Acid Test KitUric Acid Test Kit

Uric acid test kit for testing gout at home. Check your gout diet or pills are working. Independent advice on buying and using. Get the right meter for you.

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Starting Allopurinol – Dosing GuidelinesStarting Allopurinol - Dosing Guidelines

Starting allopurinol is quite simple. But many doctors get it wrong. Wrong allopurinol dose makes your gout worse. Get safe allopurinol dosing guidelines now.

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Gout Diet

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

Every gout sufferer wonders what gout foods they can eat. You can eat most food if you plan meals carefully! See how to eat all your favorite foods with gout.

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Diet For Gout: Bison and GoutDiet For Gout: Bison and Gout

What do you think of bison and gout? Is bison just another red meat, or can it make gout diets better? See important news about bison in your gout diet.

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Another Low Purine Foods ListAnother Low Purine Foods List

This list of low purine foods helps make better meals for gout sufferers. Choose all food groups from the low purine lists. Get your low purine foods list now.

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Gout Favorites

Lingering Pain After GoutLingering Pain After Gout

Do you get lingering pain after your gout attack? Learn 10 factors that affect long-lasting gout. Then you can stop it. Get 10 ways to stop lingering gout pain.

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Gout Home RemediesGout Home Remedies

Gout home remedies are a natural way to relieve gout pain. Check out the cheapest, and avoid those that do not work. Fix your gout safely with few side-effects.

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

Allopurinol the wrong way is a video story of uric acid treatment failure. This gout sufferer had to stop allopurinol. See how to start allopurinol for gout.

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General Gout

Gout Related

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

Every gout sufferer wonders what gout foods they can eat. You can eat most food if you plan meals carefully! See how to eat all your favorite foods with gout.

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Another Low Purine Foods ListAnother Low Purine Foods List

This list of low purine foods helps make better meals for gout sufferers. Choose all food groups from the low purine lists. Get your low purine foods list now.

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Foods That Cause GoutFoods That Cause Gout

What are foods that cause gout? All foods are bad for gout if you eat wrong. Learn to look at more than purines. See how to eat safely to avoid gout from food.

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Uric Acid

Normal Uric Acid LevelsNormal Uric Acid Levels

Normal uric acid levels are dangerous for gout patients. Widespread misunderstanding means doctors often put health at risk. See how to make uric acid safe.

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Uric Acid Level RangesUric Acid Level Ranges

Everyone gets Uric acid level ranges wrong. Normal is useless. You need to know dangerous and safe urate levels. Get the medical uric acid range list now.

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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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