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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Salt and Gout

Gout and Salt

Too Much Salt Should Be Avoided in a Gout Diet Although little research has been done on the subject of salt and/or sodium in regards to gout, it is important to discuss this popular ingredient that is in almost all of our foods. What sodium does in the body is it binds water and maintains…

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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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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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Gout and Diuretics

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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