Myth and Truth: What you need to know about gout

When you think of gout, what image comes to mind? A paunchy nobleman, indulging in too much wine and rich food? As with many diseases, there are assumptions made about the diagnosis of gout that are not always based in fact. According to Mayo Clinic, gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that …

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Managing Gout Through the Holiday Season

Surviving the holiday season can be a stressful task on its own. When you add gout to the mix, it certainly kicks things up a notch. The pain the accompanies a gout attack can be excruciating. Redness, swelling, and inflammation in the affected joints are all symptoms you may experience. While the big toe is …

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Diet Do’s and Don’ts for Gout Sufferers

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis affecting around 2 million American women and 6 million American men. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. The acid then forms crystals in joints causing sudden and severe episodes of pain, swelling, tenderness, and redness known as gout attacks. The affected joints …

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