Gout and Genetics

Gout and Genetics

Do genetics play a role in gout? Some breaking news hit the newswires this past week about gout and genetics. This coincided with the passing of my father, Angelo Koulouris, who died of a heart attack on November the 7th, 2013 at the age of 58, inside his 1 bedroom apartment. His body was found…

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Symptoms of gout

Gout Symptoms

What are the symptoms associated with gout? Gout commonly develops after a number of years of build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding tissues. If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals will develop. Men who are between the ages of 40 and 50…

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Heart attack, stroke and gout

Gout and the Increased Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Can gout actually cause you a heart attack or stroke? A new study published in this month’s Rheumatology Journal has concluded that a gout sufferer has a 50% increased probability of getting a heart attack or stroke in his or her lifetime. The study was conducted by the University of Oxford and utilized data from…

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Gout and Robert Lustig

Gout and Dr.Robert Lustig

A must-see video presentation on the subject of sugar! This week I want you all to watch this video, yes I know it’s an hour and a half but break it down to 3 viewings of 30 minutes if you like and more importantly make sure to absorb all the content of this presentation by…

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What is gout?

What is Gout?

Fast facts about gout Historically, gout was referred as “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” or “rich man’s disease” and its’ first documentation goes back all the way to 2600 BC Egypt. Why? It’s obvious that royalty and the rich could afford meats, alcohol and liked to fatten themselves up with other…

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Purines and gout

Gout and Purines

What are purines and which foods are to be avoided in a gout diet When I was diagnosed with gout, I remember researching on the net about it and coming across this keyword that kept popping up article after article, this word was “purines”. When reading or hearing this word, my brain has this strange…

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Diagnosed with Gout

Diagnosed with Gout

Welcome To My Blog On GOUT! My name is Spiro Koulouris and I suffer from gout. Considered one of the most painful of the rheumatic conditions, gout afflicts an estimated 840 out of 100,000 people, accounting for about 5% of all cases of arthritis. As a gout sufferer for over 10 years now, it can be…

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