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Impact of Celery Seed Extract for Gout

GoutPal’s information about celery seed extract for gout is in the news this week. As market.us, an internationally renowned market reports company analyzes the celery seed extract company[1].

Now many of the news agencies reporting this study are mistaken about GoutPal’s role. Because they describe GoutPal as one of the major vendors of celery seed products. But the report clearly describes GoutPal as a “Major Player”. So read on to see why this crucial difference is important to gout sufferers. Also, read my summary of celery seed information for gout sufferers. Plus a bonus for people who are really interested in learning about gout and uric acid.

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When Keith Started GoutPal.com

At the moment, my gout story is easy. Because I’m taking allopurinol each day. So gout doesn’t bother me personally. Although I do have visible tophi which I think will last for years.

But my GoutPal role is very busy right now. Because I’m moving servers. So I’m taking the opportunity to reorganize and redesign.

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Is Gout Inherited?

We often wonder, is gout inherited?

I’m working on guidelines for inherited gout. We often call this hereditary gout or genetic gout. For the moment, the best factual information is Is Your Gout Hereditary?. This, and similar information form the basis of my Gout Symptoms Guidelines, especially Why do I have Gout?.

We can see that gout is often, but not always, inherited. Obviously, you cannot change your parents. But you should understand what hereditary gout means for you. Therefore, note we have three interchangeable terms (hereditary gout, genetic gout, and inherited gout). Then use the search box at the top of the page to search for each of these terms. Or, do a combined search by copying hereditary gout|genetic gout|inherited gout into the search box.

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High Uric Acid Levels

High uric acid levels cause gout. But what does high really mean?

What is high for one person, might be acceptable for another. So, the important question is: What are Your high uric acid levels?

You need to know what is a high number for you, then you can find ways to lower uric acid to an acceptable level. I describe all the facts you need to know in my uric acid guidelines. However, there are also many facts that are not relevant to you. Here on GoutPal Interactive, I help you to ask your doctor the right questions about uric acid. I also help you understand your doctor’s answers and recommendations.

If you are worried about high uric acid levels, the best thing to do is ask your uric acid question. In your question, you should include as much uric acid test result history as you can. In fact, it is a good idea to add your uric acid test results to your personal gout profile as soon as you get them. If you do not have those numbers, please ask your doctor when you visit, or by email. Your blood test results say more about your high uric acid levels than anything else.

An alternative to starting your own discussion, is to join in an existing discussion. The relevant discussions are labeled what is considered a high uric acid level. You can see from these discussions that it is easy to manage gout when you recognize your high uric acid levels, then take steps to lower them.

Please note that I’m moving my gout forums to a new website. See the latest High Uric Acid Levels discussions in my Gout Topic Index. Join in any of those topics, or start your own new High Uric Acid Levels discussion.

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Gout Study Information

This is a summary of discussions about gout study information. It helps you find archived gout studies and current gout research discussions.

GoutPal’s Gout Study Information

When gout study information helps with better gout guidelines, I update the gout website with these new gout facts. For significant new gout research, I might also write a new gout blog article.

Other research generates information that is ongoing, or insufficient evidence to improve guidelines. In these cases, we discuss the likely impact generally, or personally, on our gout.

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Gout Weight Loss

[This gout weight loss discussion transferred from old forum July 2010]

Rapid Weight Loss and Elevated Uric Acid Level

How much does rapid weight loss contribute to elevated uric acid levels?

I’m 50 and have had gout flareups for about 8 years. I’ve spent the past two weeks bedridden with swollen knees, feet, and ankles. I’m finally walking around (with some pain) after getting a course of prednisone.

Anyway, this last episode was so bad that I decided finally to do something about it. I ordered a uric acid test kit, and I swore off alcohol and red meat.

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Gout & Sex

[Transferred from old forum Jan 2010]

Does sex cure gout? If not, can I tell my wife it does anyway?

Does sex cure gout? If not, can I tell my lovely wife it does anyway? Any studies, credibly documented? or completely made up.. are welcome. 😉


Gout & Sex Responses Summary

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