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Gout Information

Build Your Understanding of Gout


Updated May 31, 2014

Accessing gout information will help you battle and cope with the disease -- considered one of most painful types of arthritis. It's important to learn all that you can. Review our gout information and learn basic facts about gout, gout symptoms, treatments, medications, diet and more.

Gout Quizzes

Gout Screening Quiz
Do you have symptoms that are associated with gout?

Is It Gout or Pseudogout?
Gout and pseudogout are similar in some ways, yet different in others. The term pseudogout means "false gout." How much do you know about both diseases? Take our quiz.

The Gout Quiz - Test Your Knowledge
How much do you know about gout? You probably heard of it, but do you know the difference between purines and probenecid? Do you know what you need to do to prevent gout attacks? Does your lifestyle put you at risk for gout?

Basic Gout Information

Fast Facts About Gout
Gout is caused by uric acid crystals deposited in the body's tissues, which lead to recurrent attacks of joint inflammation. That's just one tidbit of gout information. Learn more.

Gout - 10 Things You Should Know
There are important facts you should know about gout. Let's start with 10 of them.

Guide To Gout - Information On Gout
General information on gout in our comprehensive guide includes: what gout is, how it develops, information on gout symptoms, how gout is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

Information on Gout Risk Factors

Women And Men With Gout Share Certain Risk Factors
Gout does not discriminate according to sex. Women and men suffering with gout share certain risk factors.

Gout Risk Factors
What risk factors are associated with developing gout?

Gout Risk Factor Quiz
A risk factor increases your chances of developing gout, but its presence does not make it certain that you will develop the disease. What factors increase the risk of developing gout? Do you know?

Signs and Symptoms of Gout

How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Gout
Gout symptoms are very painful and can occur with more frequency if untreated. It's important to recognize symptoms of a gout attack.

Gout Attack Explained
A gout attack causes sudden and intense joint pain. Most often, a gout attack affects a single joint, but it is possible for a few joints to be involved. Learn what to expect during a gout attack.

Information About Gout and Diet

The Gout Diet Quiz
Gout is one of the forms of arthritis most affected by diet. Take our quiz about gout and diet and test your knowledge. See if you know what foods to eat and what foods to avoid if you have gout.

How to Treat Gout With Diet and Medication
Gout attacks can be controlled or prevented by better gout diet and lifestyle changes, as well as the use of certain medications.

Low Carb Diets and Gout
The Atkins Diet, the Zone, and the South Beach Diet have generated a lot of publicity, not all of which has been favorable. Low-carb diets may have potential negative health consequences, such as increasing the risk of gout, and more.

Gout Diet - What Foods Should You Eat
People who have had a gout attack are advised to avoid purine-rich foods. What should they be eating though?

Gout Diet - Foods To Avoid
This is a one-stop reference on gout diet and foods to avoid. For a long time, diets high in purines and high in proteins were suspected of causing an increased risk of gout. Results from a large study are offering a new twist. Not all foods which contain purines must be avoided. We help you sort through what can seem like contradictory information about gout diets.

Gout - Avoiding Purine-Rich Foods
Information on gout diet and purine-rich foods. Along with specific prescribed medications, people with gout are usually advised to reduce their intake of purine-rich foods. This gout dietary recommendation begs the question, just what foods are purine-rich?

Bottom Line

It's imperative that you learn about gout, especially if you have already experienced one gout attack. Recognizing symptoms, paying attention to your diet, and knowing when it's time to seek your doctor's advice are all important aspects of gout prevention and treatment.

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