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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

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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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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Normal Uric Acid Blood Test? No Thanks!Normal Uric Acid Blood Test? No Thanks!

Your uric acid blood test results might be normal. That is meaningless. You can still have gout with normal uric acid levels. Avoid dangerous uric acid levels.

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Gout Treatment

Allopurinol Medication: Why It Hurts To Get Rid Of GoutAllopurinol 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.

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What Is Allopurinol?What Is Allopurinol?

What is allopurinol? It is a safe, lifesaving gout treatment that should control gout forever. But gout is personal. See if allopurinol is right for you.

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Colcrys (Colchicine)Colcrys (Colchicine)

Colchicine is the best pain relief for gout sufferers. Find out how it works so well, but note the dangers. Learn to use Colcrys safely for your gout pain.

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Gout Diet

Alkaline Foods: More Myths ExposedAlkaline Foods: More Myths Exposed

Alkaline foods are healthy. But what are the hidden dangers for gout sufferers? See the real truth about alkaline diet for gout. Get alkaline gout facts today.

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Potential Renal Acid LoadPotential Renal Acid Load

See why Potential Renal Acid Load (PRAL) is important to gout sufferers. Protect your kidneys from stones with an alkalizing gout diet menu. Excrete uric acid.

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High Alkaline Foods for Gout Diet MenuHigh Alkaline Foods for Gout Diet Menu

High alkaline foods make it easy to improve your gout diet menu. Swap acid foods to alkaline ones for better gout health. See the highest alkaline foods.

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Gout Favorites

Alkaline Foods: More Myths ExposedAlkaline Foods: More Myths Exposed

Alkaline foods are healthy. But what are the hidden dangers for gout sufferers? See the real truth about alkaline diet for gout. Get alkaline gout facts today.

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Gout Food Pyramids for GoutPal DietersGout Food Pyramids for GoutPal Dieters

Gout food pyramids help your gout diet. It's easy to see which foods help gout. Also, which foods are bad for gout. Choose your gout food pyramid, now.

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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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General Gout

Uric Acid Arthritis – Another Name For GoutUric Acid Arthritis - Another Name For Gout

Uric acid arthritis is the best way to think of gout. Focus on controlling uric acid, then gouty arthritis will take care of itself. Use other names for gout.

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Privacy PolicyPrivacy 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 GoutGout 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 Related

Alkaline Foods: More Myths ExposedAlkaline Foods: More Myths Exposed

Alkaline foods are healthy. But what are the hidden dangers for gout sufferers? See the real truth about alkaline diet for gout. Get alkaline gout facts today.

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Gout Food Pyramids for GoutPal DietersGout Food Pyramids for GoutPal Dieters

Gout food pyramids help your gout diet. It's easy to see which foods help gout. Also, which foods are bad for gout. Choose your gout food pyramid, now.

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Gout Friendly Salad DressingGout Friendly Salad Dressing

Which is the best salad dressing for gout? Is ranch dressing OK for uric acid? Or is Italian Salad dressing best? Get gout-friendly salad dressing facts.

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Uric Acid

Uric Acid Level ChartsUric Acid Level Charts

This list of Uric Acid Level Charts shows the graphs and tables I use to explain uric acid levels. More importantly, I explain why you need to use medical urate levels. Because statistical high, low, normal charts are medically meaningless. So you will understand your uric acid numbers. Then you can plan to make your uric acid safe.

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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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Uric Acid: Step-by-Step UnderstandingUric Acid: Step-by-Step Understanding

To understand gout, you must understand uric acid. What are 3 ways uric acid causes gout pain? How can you beat them? Learn why uric acid control is vital.

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