Buttermilk and Gout Story

Buttermilk and Gout Story

My buttermilk and gout story is unusual. Because I have never mentioned buttermilk in any articles. Nor has it been mentioned in any GoutPal forum. Yet my traffic analysis reveals a common question from gout sufferers - "Is buttermilk good for uric acid?" So I had a pre-research look to see if there is any link between buttermilk and uric acid or gout. Then I became intrigued by an unexpected link that raises many more questions in my mind. continue reading Buttermilk and Gout Story...
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Lettuce and Gout Story

Lettuce and Gout Story

I've reviewed a couple of gout articles that mention lettuce. That has made me realize there is quite a high level of interest in different aspects of lettuce and gout. So here is my GoutPal story about lettuce so far. Remember - these are my stories and experiences. So I hope they will inspire you to do your own research. And I will provide references where I can. But you must manage your gout recovery plan in conjunction with your professional health advisers. Here, I'll: Look at gout in the context of lettuce and diet. Review my articles and discussions that currently mention lettuce. Investigate research into lettuce as it affects gout and uric acid. Announce my forthcoming articles that summarize all the relevant facts about lettuce for gout sufferers. Lettuce and Gout Diet I'm taking this opportunity to reorganize food pages on GoutPal.com. Because I want them to reflect the structure of a Gout Foundation Diet for GoutPal Foodies. Then in future, I can build on that...
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What does Gout feel like in the Knee?

What does Gout feel like in the Knee?

When someone asks "what does gout feel like in the knee" I imagine I'm dealing with a person with swollen knees. They've probably had gout in their feet, hands, wrists, or elbows. But something makes them wonder if it is gout or not. So I'd recommend starting with an Arthritis Sufferer Plan. But the question is rhetorical. Because it is time to tell my story of gout in the knee. Or the ankle? We shall see, after this brief introduction. continue reading What does Gout feel like in the Knee?...
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Can hot spicy food affect gout?

Can hot spicy food affect gout?

Many gout sufferers want to know: can spicy food affect gout? This raises a couple of extra questions. 1. Which spicy foods might affect gout? We've had discussions about hot peppers, including jalapeƱos and chilies, curry, ginger, turmeric and lots of other spices. Some have positive effects on gout, but most are gout-neutral. 2. How might spicy foods affect gout? Do spices affect inflammation, uric acid levels or both? If you have concerns about spices, we need to know exactly which spice. Then we can see if it might help inflammation for short-term relief, or if it might reduce uric acid for permanent relief. Continue reading Can hot spicy food affect gout?...
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Allopurinol Withdrawal: Can I Stop Taking Allopurinol?

Allopurinol Withdrawal: Can I Stop Taking Allopurinol?

For the latest information about stopping allopurinol, see Is Allopurinol A Lifetime Drug? in the allopurinol pages. Also view Allopurinol for Gout video for the wrong way to stop uric acid treatment. You will find related information in the gout medications pages within the Gout Treatment Help Section. Note: This discussion is about allopurinol withdrawal. There is a related discussion about coming off allopurinol. Somebody asked me the other day, "Can I stop taking allopurinol?" The short answer is, "Maybe." Not very useful, so read on for the long answer. First of all understand how allopurinol works. continue reading Withdrawing from Allopurinol...
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Gout Weight Loss

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. Join the Gout Weight Loss discussion...
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