Gout and Cholesterol

Gout and Cholesterol

What is the connection between Gout and Cholesterol? In this post we will examine the relationship between gout and cholesterol. Cholesterol is one of the many fats in your blood that your body utilizes to make cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and makes up digestive bile acids in the intestine. Cholesterol is an essential substance…

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Plantar fasciitis and gout

Gout and Plantar Fasciitis

Can Plantar Fasciitis be caused by Gout? Plantar fasciitis or “heel pain” as they call it, is a foot condition caused by inflammation of the plantar aponeurosis and usually a common cause of heel pain but can be caused by gout and rheumatoid arthritis. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel…

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Gout Triggers

Gout Triggers

Common Gout Triggers When suffering from gout you need to take note of the list of potential gout triggers. You should know gout triggers by heart; trigger foods as well as other gout triggers. When it comes to foods that can trigger a gout attack, you need to avoid certain foods that are high in…

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Your Liver and Gout

Gout and Your Liver

The connection between gout and your liver In this post we will examine the importance of your liver as it relates to your gout. Your liver plays a critical role in metabolizing your uric acid before your kidneys can pass it out of your body and through the urine. If either your liver or kidneys…

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Link between Gout and Metabolic Syndrome

Gout and Metabolic Syndrome

The Link between Gout and Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome is quite common and the numbers are growing not only in North America but worldwide. An estimated 50 million Americans or 1 out of 6 have a form of metabolic syndrome and 40% of people aged 60 and over are affected by it. Metabolic syndrome is…

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Lead and Gout

Gout and Lead

Can exposure to heavy metal toxins lead to gout? Humans have been mining and using lead which is a heavy metal toxin for thousands of years now. Lead is first thought to be mined around 6500 BC in Anatolia which is modern day Turkey. It is also considered the oldest environmental hazard and one of…

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Young People and Gout

Gout and Young People

Are you in your 20s or 30s and suffer from gout? Couple of articles caught my attention last week and this is important information for gout sufferers everywhere! Surprise, surprise, surprise! Gout is on the rise and doctors in hospitals across the UK are now saying that they are seeing a sharp rise of gout…

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Links between Gout and Osteoarthritis

Gout and Osteoarthritis

Links between gout and osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis affecting 1 in 10 adults in North America and affects women as well as men equally past the age of 60, OA being more common as we age. OA is also much more common than gout. Presently there is no cure for…

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Gout in Chinese population

Gout and the Singapore Chinese Health Study

Animal protein intake ups gout risk in Chinese patients A recent population based-study coming out of Singapore where they examined the long term data from the Singapore Chinese Health Study examined the link between protein intake and its sources in 63,257 Chinese adults suffering from gout ages 45 to 74. The researchers interviewed and provided…

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Average length of time for a gout attack

How Long Does a Gout Attack Last?

If you are a new gout sufferer and just landed on this page, you probably are searching to find out how long does a gout attack last whereas we veteran gout sufferers know all too well that gout attacks and gout pain can last from days to weeks depending how serious it is. The answer…

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