Gout and Thalassemia

Gout and Thalassemia

What Does Thalassemia Have To Do With Gout? Thalassemia is a group of blood disorders that are genetically inherited which seriously constricts the body’s ability to produce hemoglobin, a protein that carries the oxygen we breathe throughout our lungs and entire body. In addition, thalassemia patients have a lower than average count of red blood…

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Gout and Sleep Apnea

Gout and Sleep Apnea

Do You Suffer From Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where your breathing repeatedly stops and starts while sleeping. About 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and did you know that at least half of them are overweight? Furthermore, sleep apnea is way more common in men compared to women and usually…

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Gout and Sweating

Gout and Sweating

Does Gout Cause You to Sweat More? Did you know that you have anywhere between 2 million and 4 million sweat glands on your body? While women generally have more sweat glands, men’s glands are usually more active and we sweat more. Sweat maintains your body temperature keeping you from overheating, helps rid your body…

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Stopping a Gout Attack

How to Stop a Gout Attack

What Do You Do During a Gout Attack? It’s the holidays and temptation comes calling, saying “eat me, eat me” or “drink me, drink me” and since you are human and not perfect, you stumble and cave in to temptation, only to find yourself suffering from a gout attack at 3 o’clock in the morning.…

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Kidney Stones dangerous for gout sufferers

Gout and Kidney Stones

The danger of developing kidney stones if you suffer from gout Kidney stones (renal lithiasis) are not only painful like gout but both are developed due to high uric acid in the blood. If you suffer from gout, you are at an increased risk of developing kidney stones in the future if you don’t watch…

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Gout Complications

Complications of Gout

The dangerous complications of gout So you’ve got gout! You’ve been dealing with it for a few years now, getting a gout attack or flare up here and there. Years down the road and into the future, are you aware of the complications associated with gout, that you can risk having if you don’t treat…

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Causes of Gout

Causes of Gout

What causes gout exactly? Gout is developed once there is too much uric acid in the blood, a condition known as hyperuricemia. Uric acid is a waste product that comes about when the body breaks down chemicals in the cells known as purines. If your kidneys can’t fully remove all excess uric acid passed out…

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Gout back pain

Gout and Back Pain

Do you suffer from gout and back pain? If you suffer from back pain it may be due to your gout in what is called spinal gout! In a 2006 study, the researchers reviewed some 630 medical records of gout patients and 64 of them happen to have CT scans available. Out of those 64…

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Podagra Gout

Gout and Podagra

What is Podagra? Podagra which is a Greek word translated means “foot trap”, defines gout of the foot or big toe primarily affecting the joint at the base of the big toe caused by excess uric acid in the blood. Either too much uric acid is being produced or not enough is being excreted from…

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Weather and gout

Gout and Weather

Do you get a gout flare when the weather changes? The climate plays a big role for us gout sufferers especially when it’s hot and humid which can lead to dehydration and triggering a gout attack. When your body is depleted of fluids through perspiration, you can suffer recurrent gout attacks so it is imperative…

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