Bananas and Gout

Gout and Bananas

A banana a day keeps the gout away! Bananas originated in Southeast Asia particularly in Malaysia around 4000 years ago then spreading to the Philippines and India. Today the Americas are the largest producers of bananas being brought over here by Portuguese explorers mainly grown in Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico. Bananas are a unique…

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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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diuretics pills and gout

Gout and Diuretics

Can diuretics trigger a gout attack? A possible connection between the use of diuretics and the sudden development of gout was first identified more than 25 years ago but the medical community is unsure if the diuretic or the underlying hypertension is the main culprit. If you have high blood pressure and more importantly use…

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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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Parsley for Gout

Gout and Parsley

Parsley: Should it be in your gout diet? Parsley has been cultivated for over 2000 years and is native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. Parsley was first used as medicine before being consumed as a food. Parsley is a part of the carrot family and you’ll usually find two types, the curly parsley or…

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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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Honey for Gout

Gout and Honey

Health benefits of honey in a gout diet Honey has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and is also a key ingredient in over 600 remedies in ancient Hindu vedic texts, even the ancient Egyptians expounded the medicinal properties of honey containing honey in almost all of their remedies. It was also…

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