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A First Aid Guide for Gout Attacks

Sometimes, gout can be a stealthy villain that would come and visit you when you least expect it. The excruciating pain can leave you in panic, which doesn’t really help in alleviating the symptoms. However, there are some really simple solutions to treating gout at its onset. Pain and Swelling Treatment Obviously, the pain and […]

Gout and Turkey: Is Turkey Bad for Gout?

Gout is often associated with pain, discomfort, and suffering. It is never associated with the holidays even when the holiday season brings the gout-prone individuals closest to the food items that could bring about an attack. According to Johns Hopkins University, organ meats like hearts and livers and red meats such as pork, beef, and […]

Are Whey Protein Supplements Safe for Gout?

Gout Questions Answered The market is being flooded by a lot of food supplements. There are supplements that promise to help in weight control, diabetes management, and even whitening. One type of supplement involves whey proteins, usually in the form of protein shakes. Whey proteins come from whey. Whey is a byproduct when cheese is […]

Gout Questions Answered: What Is the Proper Blood Test for Gout?

For today’s question, we ask, “what kind of blood test should I get for gout?” or, even, “should I get a blood test if I have or if I suspect I have gout?” First and foremost, many different scenarios may come to mind when the words “blood test” and “gout” are combined in a question—and […]

Gout in Images: Elbow Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis and affect thousands each year. It is very painful and can halt a person’s daily routine consuming their attention and energy.

Is gout without high uric acid levels possible?

It may seem paradoxical but there are some rare cases wherein a low to normal uric acid level may present itself at the onset of gout. Hyperuricemia is the condition where the level of uric acid in the blood is abnormally high. Gout cannot NOT be caused by this as it is the crystallization of […]

Gout Terms Defined: Polyarticular Gout

Welcome as we premiere another segment here at Got Gout? called Gout Terms Defined; what it is about is pretty much self-explanatory. Definition of “polyarticular gout” Today’s term is actually quite simple, even though it may seem and sound medically deep. “Polyarticular” comes from the Latin word articulus, which means joint or a joint. Polyarticular […]

Gout Questions Answered: Is Gout Contagious?

Answering this question seems like a backwards move for Got Gout? as we have covered far more advanced topics in previous posts. However, this also marks our decision to conjure a regular questions-and-answers segment wherein we’ll answer every conceivable gout-related inquiry for any discerning patient—newbies or veterans alike. So, going back to the question: NO, […]

Gout in Images: Tophi

I have found that small amounts of uric acid are found in humans. High levels of uric acid in our body can be caused by foods rich in purine. When there is too much uric acid in the blood, the condition known as hyperuricemia begins to happen and can trigger the painful gout.

Nuts About Gout: Do Nuts Cause Gout?

To be able to answer this question comprehensively, we need to first split it into two contexts: first is if nuts directly cause gout, and second, if nuts are bad for gout. To tell you the truth, I am one of the many who have always associated nuts with gout. Call it wisdom of the […]