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 Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated.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

Uric Acid Test To Start Gout Recovery

A uric acid test is the best way to get good gout diagnosis. Should you test blood, joint fluid or urine? Don’t allow bad testing. Get good uric acid tests.

3 Unusual Signs Of Gout

Unusual Signs Of Gout can lead to poor diagnosis. Because if your symptoms do not match typical gout sufferers, you might not be diagnosed with gout. Unfortunately, that can lead to serious treatment delays. So be sure you understand these unusual signs of gout. Then if you have any of these symptoms make sure your ...

Penis Tophi

This penis tophi report is a man with uric acid deposits growing painfully as a lump on the penis. Surgery resolved the problem. See how to avoid this now.


Gout Treatment

Can Flax Seeds Lower Uric Acid?

Scientists have investigated the effects of flax seeds on uric acid. Though not a human trial, flax may help gout. See if flax seeds can lower your uric acid.

Ibuprofen for Gout with Dosage and Side Effects

Ibuprofen side effects do not stop it being the favorite of all gout remedies for pain relief. This belongs to NSAID group. Anti-inflammatory help for gout pain.

Allopurinol And Alcohol: Can You Spirit Away Gout?

If you are worried about allopurinol and alcohol, this article will explain the key points. You will learn that, generally, alcohol has little effect on allopurinol. However, like all aspects of gout management, each gout patient must be assessed individually. After you have read about allopurinol and alcohol, if you still have concerns, you can discuss ...


Gout Diet

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.

Best Alcohol For Gout – What’s Yours?

Gout sufferers want to know the best alcohol for gout. Alcohol is (or should be) a small part of your diet. Gout diet is a small part of gout treatment. In fact, you cannot have a gout diet without a treatment plan. Therefore what follows is only of interest to gout patients who want to micro-manage ...


Gout Favorites

Can Flax Seeds Lower Uric Acid?

Scientists have investigated the effects of flax seeds on uric acid. Though not a human trial, flax may help gout. See if flax seeds can lower your uric acid.

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 ...

Dangerous Baking Soda For Gout

Baking soda for gout is often pushed as a natural gout treatment. But, it isn’t natural. Because it’s a dangerous chemical that has serious side-effects, even under medical supervision. Here, I explain the dangers of baking soda for gout. Then I describe better, safer alternatives to baking soda when treating gout. Baking Soda for Gout: Introduction Baking Soda ...


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 Gout Search Engine

To fix the gout, you need good info. The best and friendliest gout information is from GoutPal. Find the knowledge you need to fix your gout at lowest cost.

Gout Related

Dangerous Baking Soda For Gout

Baking soda for gout is often pushed as a natural gout treatment. But, it isn’t natural. Because it’s a dangerous chemical that has serious side-effects, even under medical supervision. Here, I explain the dangers of baking soda for gout. Then I describe better, safer alternatives to baking soda when treating gout. Baking Soda for Gout: Introduction Baking Soda ...

Ibuprofen for Gout with Dosage and Side Effects

Ibuprofen side effects do not stop it being the favorite of all gout remedies for pain relief. This belongs to NSAID group. Anti-inflammatory help for gout pain.

Allopurinol And Alcohol: Can You Spirit Away Gout?

If you are worried about allopurinol and alcohol, this article will explain the key points. You will learn that, generally, alcohol has little effect on allopurinol. However, like all aspects of gout management, each gout patient must be assessed individually. After you have read about allopurinol and alcohol, if you still have concerns, you can discuss ...


Uric Acid

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.

Uric Acid Causes Gout Pain

Uric acid causes gout pain through a 4 step process. If you think it is sharp uric acid crystals, you are wrong. See real dangers of uric acid in the body.

Uric 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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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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