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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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 Asia

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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Gout attacks

How Long Does a Gout Attack Last?

Gout Attacks 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.…

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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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