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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BMI and 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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Gout and Women

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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Gout and Psoriasis

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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