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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

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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What is the purpose of Uric Acid Test?What is the purpose of Uric Acid Test?

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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Thumb Tophi – Worst Symptom of Thumb GoutThumb Tophi - Worst Symptom of Thumb Gout

Do you get gout thumb pain? Don't ignore gout thumb symptoms! See how symptoms of gout in your thumb can turn to huge lumps. See this thumb tophi photo now.

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Gout Treatment

Gout Treatment, Cures, Remedies & ReliefGout Treatment, Cures, Remedies & Relief

Gout treatment is easy! But only when you choose the right combination. See all gout treatments available. Then get the right gout treatment for you.

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Uloric (febuxostat) GuidelinesUloric (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.

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Casein For Healthy Uric AcidCasein For Healthy Uric Acid

Casein helps uric acid by encouraging your kidneys to excrete more. So it helps you excrete more uric acid without drugs. Get casein for healthy uric acid.

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Gout Diet

Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?

Very low purine foods help gout sufferers uric acid diet. Especially zero purine proteins. Here are some surprising meaty additions to your low purine diet.

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Is Chinese Food Bad For Gout?Is Chinese Food Bad For Gout?

Chinese food and gout is about general cuisine, not individual foods. Chinese food research helps you choose. See the right Chinese gout diet foods to eat.

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Gout Foods Table for SnacksGout Foods Table for Snacks

The gout foods table for snacks helps you to make small easy improvements to your diet. Follow the snacking rules. See how to include snacks in your gout foods.

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Gout Favorites

Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?

Very low purine foods help gout sufferers uric acid diet. Especially zero purine proteins. Here are some surprising meaty additions to your low purine diet.

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Gout Treatment, Cures, Remedies & ReliefGout Treatment, Cures, Remedies & Relief

Gout treatment is easy! But only when you choose the right combination. See all gout treatments available. Then get the right gout treatment for you.

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Is Chinese Food Bad For Gout?Is Chinese Food Bad For Gout?

Chinese food and gout is about general cuisine, not individual foods. Chinese food research helps you choose. See the right Chinese gout diet foods to eat.

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General Gout

Gout Related

Are Almonds Good For Gout Foodies?Are Almonds Good For Gout Foodies?

Are almonds good for gout? Certainly! But how to use them in your gout diet? It's easy to eat almonds the wrong way. Get help with almonds and gout today.

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Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?Is Very Low Purine Gout Diet Possible?

Very low purine foods help gout sufferers uric acid diet. Especially zero purine proteins. Here are some surprising meaty additions to your low purine diet.

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Is Chinese Food Bad For Gout?Is Chinese Food Bad For Gout?

Chinese food and gout is about general cuisine, not individual foods. Chinese food research helps you choose. See the right Chinese gout diet foods to eat.

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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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