BMI and your Gout

Gout and BMI

What is your BMI? BMI is a measurement tool that stands for “Body Mass Index” that compares your height to your actual weight and calculates if you are overweight, underweight or at your ideal weight for your height! To calculate this formula is very simple. First you weigh yourself on your bathroom scale in pounds.…

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Rheumatoid arthritis and gout

Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause gout? 1% of the American population suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. It is 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men but men do suffer the worst symptoms. Middle age is when you’ll usually see the disease develop and sadly young children can also get rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis…

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Women and Gout

Gout and Women

Is Gout more common in men or women? Although gout is widely considered a male disease, gout in women is not that uncommon. A 2008 US health survey found that 4% of women in their 60s and 6% of women in their 80s had gout. Among gout patients under the age of 65 there are…

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Psoriasis and Gout

Gout and Psoriasis

Does suffering from psoriasis increase your risk of developing gout? Psoriasis is a disease in which red and white patches develop on the skin and is caused by the body’s immune system going into overdrive to attack the skin. The disease affects 2–4% of the general population and about 15% of the people who suffer…

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Stages of Gout

Stages of Gout

4 Stages of Gout: Which stage are you in? Medical professionals have broken down the development of gout in four stages, how the disease can evolve over time. First stage is what they call Asymptomatic Gout the stage where somebody develops hyperuricemia which is higher uric acid levels in the blood, the body becomes increasingly…

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Tophi

Gout and Tophi

Got gout? How to avoid developing tophi Tophus or Tophi in plural is the same thing but what exactly is it? In Latin it is defined as a stone. Ouch! You know this post won’t be pretty! Very simply, it is a deposit in the elbow, toe, ankle, knee, ear, fingers or other joint in…

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Hyperuricemia and Gout

Gout and Hyperuricemia

Does hyperuricemia actually cause gout? As a gout sufferer, you must’ve heard or read this big complicated word Hyperuricemia. Ya I know, looks hard to pronounce, let alone know what it means. Don’t be intimidated, all hyperuricemia means is that it is a condition whereby a person has higher levels of uric acid in the…

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Diabetes and Gout

Gout and Diabetes

Does having gout increase my chances of developing diabetes? Many of the people who suffer from gout also suffer from diabetes or eventually will. Both diseases have been with us for thousands of years. Having one condition elevates the risk of developing the other. The possibility of a connection was affirmed in the late 18th…

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Stress and Gout

Gout and Stress

Can stress actually cause a gout attack? Stress has been around since the beginning of man, as long as there is uncertainty there will be stress unfortunately and it does produce consequences. Not as much to people who are relatively good health as much as to those who have a disease or a condition already.…

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Smoking and Gout

Gout and Smoking

Can smoking actually cause gout? Although there hasn’t been any studies done linking smoking and gout, there are associations where it does increase your uric acid levels in the blood, misbalancing your pH levels by making your body more acidic. We all know tobacco smoke contains thousands of deadly and dangerous chemicals that cause circulatory…

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