Gout in Children and Teens

Gout in Children and Teenagers

Can Children get Gout? When we think of gout, we think of older people suffering from the disease and not really children or teenagers but the truth is, that gout affects them also. Fortunately, gout in children is uncommon but it can affect anybody from the age of 12 and over. Although gout in children…

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Financial and economic burden of gout

The Financial and Economic Burden of GOUT

Us gout sufferers go through a lot, let’s admit it. But another area in our lives that gets affected is the financial and economic burden of living with gout. The lost work and income due to gout attacks, the expensive hospital bills, the high cost of prescription drugs, and the list goes on and on.…

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Gout and Cholesterol

Gout and Cholesterol

What is the connection between Gout and Cholesterol? In this post we will examine the relationship between gout and cholesterol. Cholesterol is one of the many fats in your blood that your body utilizes to make cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and makes up digestive bile acids in the intestine. Cholesterol is an essential substance…

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Plantar fasciitis and gout

Gout and Plantar Fasciitis

Can Plantar Fasciitis be caused by Gout? Plantar fasciitis or “heel pain” as they call it, is a foot condition caused by inflammation of the plantar aponeurosis and usually a common cause of heel pain but can be caused by gout and rheumatoid arthritis. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel…

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Whey protein and Gout

Gout and Whey Protein

Can Whey Protein Supplements cause Gout? I often get the question asked, usually from weightlifters or bodybuilders, about whey protein or protein shakes being good for gout. In this post we will take a closer look at whey protein and gout. Whey protein is basically milk made of two proteins called casein and whey. Whey…

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Gout Triggers

Gout Triggers

Common Gout Triggers When suffering from gout you need to take note of the list of potential gout triggers. You should know gout triggers by heart; trigger foods as well as other gout triggers. When it comes to foods that can trigger a gout attack, you need to avoid certain foods that are high in…

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Gout and Healthy Feet

Gout and Your Feet

Take care of your feet if suffering from gout Your feet have about 26 bones and a complex framework of muscles, ligaments and tendons. With every step you take, your feet absorb the full impact of your full body weight keeping you upright and balanced. Did you know that the health of your feet can…

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Fish and Gout

Gout and Fish

Does Fish Belong in a Gout Diet? You often read on other websites that if you suffer from gout you should avoid eating fish since it is considered high in purines. In this post we will examine this issue and take a closer look and see if fish does belong in a gout diet. First…

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Pork in a Gout Diet

Gout and Pork

Does Pork Belong in a Gout Diet? In this post will go into greater detail on the subject of eating pork and if it should be part of a gout diet. The truth is no matter how you think about it, pigs are a dirty animal. This has nothing to do with anybody’s spiritual beliefs…

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Your Liver and Gout

Gout and Your Liver

The connection between gout and your liver In this post we will examine the importance of your liver as it relates to your gout. Your liver plays a critical role in metabolizing your uric acid before your kidneys can pass it out of your body and through the urine. If either your liver or kidneys…

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