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Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps lower uric acid in the blood. A lot of people think of oranges when they think of vitamin C, but did you know red bell peppers actually have more vitamin C than oranges? Better yet, raw red bell peppers yield more vitamin C than cooked.


To Cool or Not to Cool

Although you generally ice an inflamed and swelling joint, you may want to reconsider icing a joint afflicted by gout since cooler temperatures can promote uric acid crystal formation.


Hot or Not?

You also want to avoid putting heat on an inflamed joint because it will promote more inflammation. Rather, try taking a pain killer and resting the joint.


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Gout Does Not Stand Alone (NEW!!!) – July 25, 2012

Gout is often associated with additional conditions meaning that patient treatment is not always simple.A recent study by Dr. Vanyan Zhu and colleagues examined the prevalence of gout using the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) which is a nationally representative database of U.S. citizens. [Read More]


Gout and Cardiovascular Disease

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Gout Dietary Update

Important update for patients taking oral colchicine: Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice may increase your body’s ability to absorb the drug. This is potentially dangerous and…[Read More]


Michael

Michael's gout experience

I have my own business and to be off work for a week, still answering the phone and having all the work back up sucks. And then…[Read More]



Ernie

Gout is a very painful affliction. It tends to come from nowhere, so it’s not like you feel it coming on and you can take a pill to get rid…[Read More]



Richard

I had just gone through a gout attack and I would say that it was a severe one. I was not on bed rest, but I was…[Read More]

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