Does Bread Cause Gout?
A gout diagnosis is often a shock to patients. And they start to question everything about their lives. So, let's deal with the common gout concern: does bread cause gout?
In order to deal with this question, I need to put it into some kind of framework. Because you might have hundreds of concerns. Many, like this, are about food. While others are about completely different aspects of gout. So I organize gout concerns about bread into a logical progression. Then you can decide which phase of your own gout progression is causing you the most concern.
Once you identify your gout progression phase, you can resolve your immediate concerns. Then move onto your next phase. Which prevents you from getting overwhelmed by trying to deal with too many problems at the same time.
Gout Progression For Bread
Bread concerns occur in four of the seven gout progression phases. So to identify your current gout progression phase, select the phase that concerns you most.
1. Gout Causes
You are in the gout causes phase if you believe or suspect that you have gout because you eat bread.
3. Gout Pain Relief
You are in the gout pain relief phase if you believe or suspect that eating bread causes a gout flare. Or if you believe or suspect that eating bread relieves gout pain.
I have not researched bread and inflammation. So if you are concerned about gout as a trigger or treatment for gout flares, ask in the Gout Forum. Because I might be able to find information for you. But you should also consult your doctor.
5. Start Uric Acid Cure
You are in the fifth phase if you believe or suspect that eating bread changes your uric acid level.
6. Adjust Uric Acid Cure
You are in the sixth phase if you believe or suspect that changing your type of bread, or the amount that you eat, changes your uric acid level.
Gout Progression For Bread Summary
Consider the following statements and decide which is most true for you:
- I have gout because I eat bread (1)
- Eating bread caused my gout flare (3)
- Eating bread soothed my gout flare (3)
- My uric acid level changes after I eat bread (5)
- Changing the type or quantity of bread I eat changes my uric acid level (6)
The number in brackets is your current gout progression phase. If more than one applies, choose one to work on today. Leaving others to deal with later. Remember that gout progression phases are interlinked. So you often return to phases more than once as your gout progresses.
Does Bread Cause Your Gout?
By now, you should have identified your gout progression phase. So, your next step is to research facts about bread that affect your phase of gout. Or to express your bread concerns about your phase of gout. Then you should review and resolve all your bread concerns with your doctor.
Does Bread Cause Gout Featured Image
I derived this work from a section of the 1799 cartoon The Gout, by James Gillray. (Photograph: Lordprice Collection/Alamy) superimposed on Crab Bread by utahwildflowers wrapped in my GoutPal logo and image title/caption.