Gout- diagnosis and treatment

Although classic gout- ie. gout appearing as a painful, swollen, and red big toe- is easily recognized by most people, gout does not always present in this fashion. Similarly, treatment of gout may seem straight forward at first, but there are so many details to consider depending on the individual, their co-morbidities, and the way […]

Gout- for both the prince and the pauper

Gout- symptoms, etiology, diagnosis and treatment What is gout? Gout is a type of arthritis that causes sudden onset of pain, redness, heat, and swelling in a joint. It is more common in men, and is rare in women before menopause. Although gout is caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood (called […]

The Gout diet — simplified

Gout in toe, gout diet

Most people who have ever had a gout attack are interested in learning about the gout diet. After all, gout attacks are so painful we want to avoid them if at all possible. But many recommended gout diets are so confusing, listing so many foods that can cause gout, that you’re soon left with nothing […]