Symptoms of gout

Gout Symptoms

What are the symptoms associated with gout? Gout commonly develops after a number of years of build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding tissues. If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals will develop. Men who are between the ages of 40 and 50…

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Cinnamon sticks and powder for gout

Gout and Cinnamon

Can cinnamon lower uric acid in gout patients? Cinnamon is a spice that originates from India, China and Sri Lanka being one of the oldest spices known to man having been mentioned in a 2700 BC book on Chinese botanical medicine. Cinnamon has been mentioned in the Bible many times and was used in ancient…

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Gout and Chocolate Cocoa

Gout, Cocoa and Chocolate

Does eating chocolate help with your gout? Around 1500 AD, a Spanish soldier who was part of the conquest of Mexico and who had observed the emperor of the Aztecs, Moctezuma II, stated that he took no other beverage than chocolate, served in a golden goblet and flavoured with spices like vanilla; his chocolate beverage…

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Heart attack, stroke and gout

Gout and the Increased Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Can gout actually cause you a heart attack or stroke? A new study published in this month’s Rheumatology Journal has concluded that a gout sufferer has a 50% increased probability of getting a heart attack or stroke in his or her lifetime. The study was conducted by the University of Oxford and utilized data from…

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