Welcome to GoutPal, my Gout Support Website for all gouty people. Please select from the top gout topics below, or catch up with the latest gout support news in GoutPal’s Gout Blog. You can see the latest gout blog posts near the foot of this page.

You can also browse the gout guidelines organized into main gout categories, listed below. Or, by using the menu to the left of each page.

Since 2004, I have gathered many facts about gout. So, I’ve seen many changes. Yet, I still see Internet sites, and even doctors, recommending practices that are outdated. Therefore I created this gout website to understand my own health better. Now that I’ve achieved gout freedom, I pass my knowledge to you and millions more gout sufferers around the world. But, I know that some of my gout guidelines only affect a small percentage of people. Some pages will affect nearly everyone, but how do you know what is important for your gout?

You can work through the guidelines I’ve listed below. 1-2-3: Symptoms-Treatment-Diet, in that order. When you need clarification, just ask in the gout forums.

Gout Guidelines

My guidelines cover all aspects of gout. So, I have designed them specifically to be done in order.

Firstly, you need to explain your gout symptoms to your doctor. Then, get a clear gout diagnosis. Ideally, you might find causes of gout that can be cured. But, for most gout patients, you will need a plan.
Secondly, plan your gout treatment. Discuss with your doctor, the need for gout pain relief, and for uric acid control. Also, If you want to try herbal gout remedies, I include advice on these. But, you must still stick to a plan for pain control and for uric acid control.
Thirdly, check and improve your diet. This might include purine control to reduce uric acid. But, that will take months, or years. So, how can you improve gout diet for pain control?

1. Gout Symptoms
Gout symptoms and good diagnosis of them are the crucial first step to controlling gout. So, see how to understand the causes of your gout. Then learn how to fix it.
2. Gout Treatment
One gout treatment is never enough. Because you need the best pain relief and the best uric acid remedy. So, see which mix of treatments helps your gout for good.
3. Gout Diet
Gout diet is important. But do not be gout food obsessed. Because looking for individual uric acid foods is a waste of time. So, focus on complete diets and see how to use diet to help your gout.

Remember, not all these guidelines are relevant to you. Because gout treatments often affect people differently. To find out which gout guidelines are important to you, just ask in the gout forums.

More Gouty Options

GoutPal is organized into sections. So, I’ve listed the top 3 pages in each section, with links to each complete list:

Finally, I have given you a lot of information about gout. So, it is often easiest to search using the box at the top of every page. But, easiest of all, is to ask in the gout forums.

Gout Symptoms

Gout Symptoms, Causes, & DiagnosisGout Symptoms,  Causes, & Diagnosis

Is gout just a swollen big toe? No - it affects every joint and more. Attacking every organ except your brain. Get gout symptoms, causes, and diagnosis facts.

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Why are tophi important to gout sufferers?Why are tophi important to gout sufferers?

Why are tophi so important? A single tophus is usually painless but will grow. Tophi burst skin, then destroy your joints. See how to stop dangerous tophi.

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Gouty Tophi In Finger BoneGouty Tophi In Finger Bone

Gouty tophi in the finger bone report shows how tophaceous gout can spread throughout the body. Stay safe from uric acid crystals and keep your levels low.

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Gout Treatment

Krystexxa SafetyKrystexxa Safety

Krystexxa safety is important for all gout patients considering pegloticase. See how to lower your uric acid safely. Get the facts from 3 year Krystexxa trials.

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Colchicine For GoutColchicine For Gout

How does colchicine help gout? See how it can stop gout pain if you use it right. Learn about safe storage. Get the facts about colchicine for gout today.

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Natural Medicine For GoutNatural Medicine For Gout

Natural medicine for gout avoids the side-effects of drugs, but is it any good? Many herbal products have medicinal properties. Get Chinese tea to help gout

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Gout Diet

High Alkaline Foods for Gout Diet MenuHigh Alkaline Foods for Gout Diet Menu

High alkaline foods make it easy to improve your gout diet menu. Swap acid foods to alkaline ones for better gout health. See the highest alkaline foods.

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Gout Foods Table for VegetablesGout Foods Table for Vegetables

The gout foods table for vegetables shows you the best way to make healthy improvements to your diet. See how to use favorite vegetables in your gout diet.

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Gout Foods Table for MeatGout Foods Table for Meat

The gout foods table for meat helps you safely eat your favorite meat. You can enjoy meat if you plan meals properly. See how to balance gout foods, healthily.

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Gout Favorites

Foods High in Uric Acid ChartFoods High in Uric Acid Chart

What are the dangers of foods high in uric acid? Are purines in food bad for your gout? Surprisingly, there are worse foods for gout. Get safe gout food now

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Purine Rich FoodsPurine Rich Foods

Purine rich foods tables are often used by gout sufferers. But pointless purines have no effect on gout, so why worry? See which high purine foods affect gout.

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Does Alcohol Affect Gout?Does Alcohol Affect Gout?

Does alcohol affect gout? For some people alcoholic drinks increase the risk. But for others, they reduce gouty risks. See how alcohol really affects gout.

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Uric Acid

Uric Acid Level ChartsUric Acid Level Charts

Uric acid level charts tell you important gout numbers. See why low, high, normal ranges are meaningless. Get uric acid level charts that help control gout now.

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Uric Acid Levels: Safe or Dangerous?Uric Acid Levels: Safe or Dangerous?

Uric acid levels can be confusing, with different scales. This chart shows what your uric acid test results really mean. Know your number: stop your gout.

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Gout Without HyperuricemiaGout Without Hyperuricemia

Can you get gout when uric acid is normal? Certainly! See how gout happens despite normal urate. Learn to recognize and control gout without hyperuricemia.

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