Baking Soda and Gout

Gout and Baking Soda

Baking Soda a common remedy for gout In this post I will be explaining how baking soda or bicarbonate of soda actually helps us gout sufferers decrease are uric acid levels which causes our gout attacks. This remedy is one that goes back to the 19th century, whereby a British doctor by the name Alfred…

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NSAIDs for Gout

Gout and NSAIDs

Relieve the pain with NSAIDs When I got my first gout attack and was diagnosed with the disease, my doctor prescribed me NSAIDs and Coclchicine so I can walk again normally from the pain. That is the only time I used them, because I think I was limping for like 2-3 weeks when I first…

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Colchicine for gout

Gout and Colchicine

Colchicine for gout attacks Colchicine is a prescription drug (Brand Name: Colcrys) that treats gout extracted from plants of the genus Colchicum, a very poisonous plant with no know antidote and known for its’ toxicity. It has been around for about 2000 years as an effective gout treatment and its’ modern use in tablet form…

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Allopurinol for gout

Gout and Allopurinol

Allopurinol: The standard for gout If you suffer or have suffered from gout, you have come across the prescription drug called allopurinol, first marketed in the United States since 1966. It is used to treat gout and certain types of kidney stones and reduces the amount of uric acid made by the body in order…

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Cherries, Gout and Uric Acid

Gout and Cherries

How cherries have proven to lower uric acid for gout sufferers I love cherries, it is one of my favorite fruits, I can have an entire bowl of them and I usually have to control my portions cause sometimes I can’t seem to stop and not because I have gout; but for my passionate desire…

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Definition of Gout

What is Gout?

Fast facts about gout Historically, gout was referred as “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” or “rich man’s disease” and its’ first documentation goes back all the way to 2600 BC Egypt. Why? It’s obvious that royalty and the rich could afford meats, alcohol and liked to fatten themselves up with other…

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Gout and Water

Gout and Water

Drinking water to relieve gout Water is one of the best and simplest home remedies for gout. Water burns clean, it’s passed out of your urine, sweat, breathing, perspiring while working and it doesn’t stress the vital organs like the liver and kidneys and so on. Since water can serve as a joint lubricant, one who is at…

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Purines and Gout

Gout and Purines

What are purines and which foods are to be avoided in a gout diet When I was diagnosed with gout, I remember researching on the net about it and coming across this keyword that kept popping up article after article, this word was “purines”. When reading or hearing this word, my brain has this strange…

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Alcohol and Gout

Gout and Alcohol

Why alcohol causes so many gout attacks Since most of my gout attacks have always occurred after I’ve had a few drinks in the past day or few days, we will begin our education by me explaining the relationship between gout and alcohol consumption. The bottom line fellow gout sufferer is that compared with people without…

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Diagnosed with Gout

Diagnosed with Gout

Welcome To My Blog On GOUT! My name is Spiro Koulouris and I suffer from gout. Considered one of the most painful of the rheumatic conditions, gout afflicts an estimated 840 out of 100,000 people, accounting for about 5% of all cases of arthritis. As a gout sufferer for over 15 years now, it can be…

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