Author: Alfred Tong

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Long Term Medication

Medication to help prevent long term repeated attacks Once your flareups have subsided, you may need to consider the following medications to control your uric acid level. These drugs are prescribed by the doctor to you if you have repeated...

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Short Term Medication

Medication that relieves pain and swelling NSAID NSAIDS – Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used to treat acute gout attacks. are non-steroidal drugs that can be used to lessen the pain and reduce the swelling in the inflammation areas. However,...

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6 Gout Drinks to Avoid

Here are 6 drinks that gout sufferers should avoid. Some of these are obvious but some maybe less obvious as they can be masked as healthy drinks. 1. Beer It should come as no surprise that beer is the most...

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Glycemic Index and Gout

What is Glycemic Index? Glycemic Index (GI) is a measurement carried out on carbohydrate-containing foods and their impact on our blood sugar. GI is a relatively new way of analyzing foods. Previously, most meal plans designed to improve blood sugar...

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Avoid these food additives when you have gout

out patients are sensitive to foods that are high in purines which causes flareups. When you are out to select foods, you can often avoid foods that you know are high in purines such as organs meats, seafood, and alcohol....

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Top 5 Critical Preventative Controls for Gout

In the past few years I’ve been having Gout attacks because I have violated one or more of these controls. I call these the . Maintaining your body and meeting each of these control is critical to preventing your Gout...

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Stool analysis, a better approach for gout diagnosis?

The problem Almost all clinical diagnosis of gout requires performing blood tests for blood uric acid concentration. However recent studies suggests that the This is because individuals suffered from gout are frequently in a stressed state, which causes reflective secretion...

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14 Things you may not know about Gout

1. High UA levels don’t always mean Gout While 23 to 34 million Americans have levels, only 8 million actually have gout. Even when a joint suddenly swells and heats up, the only way to know it’s Gout is to...

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Gout Pathogenesis Cycle

The Gout Pathogenesis Cycle The origin and development of Gout can be described in the cycle below starting from 0 – 6 and repeats from 1 – 6. 0. Hyperuricemia Attack starts on the joint. 1. Tophus Formation Crystals Forms...

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Soy milk is a trigger for Gout

What is Soy Milk? Soy Milk originated from China and is created by grinding beans that have been soaked over night. By adding water in the process of grinding these beans, a white liquid that has a similar viscosity to...