Gout

Definition of Gout:

A disease characterized by an increased blood uric acid level and sudden onset of episodes of acute arthritis.

Topics Related to Gout

Bursitis

...the condition
“...It can also occur alongside other common joint problems such as arthritis or gout.  The most common area affected is the shoulder but it can also occur at the knees ("Housemaid's Knee"), the buttocks ("Weaver's Bottom" – caused by sitting on hard surfaces for extended periods)...”
...relationship to Gout / Hyperuricemia
Gout is one possible cause of bursitis.”
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Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...It is used to treat edema and excess uric acid (as in gout), as well as to treat stones of the gall bladder, kidney, and bladder...”

Chinese Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...Chinese skullcap has long been a part of traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for allergies, infection, spasms, inflammation, gout, hepatitis, fever, and headaches...”

Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia (CNL)

...the condition
“...Pruritus, gout, and mucocutaneous bleeding are occasionally seen...”

Cleavers

...as a treatment
“...This plant works very well in treating eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, acne, boils and abscesses, arthritis and gout.  This herb is also useful in treating swollen lymph glands, or congested glands and congestion in the breasts...”

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...Gout: Some studies have shown that coffee may help reduce the risk of developing gout...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Since bismuth subsalicylate contains non-aspirin salicylate, care must be taken when it is used in patients taking medication for anticoagulation, diabetes or gout.  Most of the commonly-employed antidiarrheal medications are antimotility agents that act by slowing intestinal motility, thereby increasing intraluminal fluid time and allowing for greater...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Other people may have sweating as a symptom of known medical conditions, such as ... gout...”

Fennel

...as a treatment
“...Decoctions from the roots are prescribed for such urinary problems as kidney stones or such disorders associated with high uric acid content as gout.  It aids in the treatment of kidney stones...”

Fish Oils

...as a treatment
“...Fish oil has also been proposed as a treatment for many other conditions, including diabetic neuropathy, allergies, gout, and migraine headaches, but there has been little real scientific investigation of these uses...”

Gout / Hyperuricemia

...the condition
“Known as "the disease of kings and the king of diseases", gout has been studied by physicians and has caused suffering in countless humans since at least the days of Hippocrates...”
...our question about Refined sugar consumption
“High fructose consumption doubles the risk of gout.”
...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“It has been reported that MS (possibly associated with low uric acid) and gout (associated with high uric acid) are mutually exclusive...”
...relationship to High Total Cholesterol
“Increased risk of gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.”
...relationship to Dehydration
Gout can be caused by dehydration and the use of diuretics such as coffee or alcohol.”
...relationship to Effects of a Low Carbohydrate Diet
“In March 2004, an article was published in the New England Journal of Medicine documenting the effect of meat intake on gout risk.  Harvard researchers followed almost 50,000 men for 12 years and found that "each additional daily serving of meat was associated with a 21% increase in the risk of gout...”
...relationship to Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)
Gout (excess uric acid) is a common cause of kidney stones.”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Elevated uric acid levels, as seen in gout, may be associated with a higher incidence of coronary heart disease amongst alcohol abstainers, but has not been seen to occur in those who were light, moderate or heavy drinkers...”
...relationship to Lyme Disease
“Lyme disease is similar to gout and is sometimes misdiagnosed as such.”
...relationship to Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
“One complication of CML is gout, caused by marrow hyperproliferation.”
...relationship to Chronic Renal Insufficiency
“...Interestingly, patients with renal failure do not develop gout as frequently as expected, despite their high plasma urate levels...”
...relationship to Elevated Insulin Levels
“Preliminary research suggests that insulin resistance may play a role in the development of gout.  Gout is strongly associated with the consequences of insulin resistance i.e. obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.”
...relationship to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.”
...relationship to Kidney Disease
“...In addition, for some individuals gout is a progressive, crippling chronic disease that eventually damages the kidneys.”
...recommendation Low Purine Diet
“A low-purine diet is commonly used to treat gout.  Some people need to follow the diet more closely than others to prevent symptoms.”
...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“...Consuming fresh or canned cherries has been shown to be very effective in lowering uric acid levels and preventing attacks of gout.  Cherries, hawthorn berries, blueberries, and other dark red-blue berries are rich sources of anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins...”
...recommendation NSAIDs
“Medications such as Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and allopurinol are commonly used against gout.  The NSAID that is most widely used to treat acute gout is indomethacin...”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“According to Dr. Stanley Jacobs, MD, MSM can be helpful in most musculoskeletal pain and inflammation, including gout.”
...recommendation against Molybdenum
“Molybdenum is known to raise uric acid levels which is why people with gout (a condition of elevated uric acid levels) are told to avoid molybdenum supplements...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“Since the 1800s, colchicine has been the standard treatment for acute gout.  While colchicine is very effective, it often causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea...”
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Gravel Root

...as a treatment
“...Gravel Root is also said to be helpful in treating rheumatism and gout by increasing the removal of waste from the kidneys...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...the condition
“...cognitive dysfunction, arthralgias, headache, weakness, convulsions, irritability, impotence, loss of libido, depression, depression of thyroid and adrenal function, chronic renal failure, gout.  A patient with lead poisoning may have a combination of symptoms – or no symptoms at all until the condition has progressed...”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy)

...as a treatment
“...Types of arthritis that may benefit from thermotherapy include ... Gout...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Gout: Kelp (6 tablets daily) is an important supplement containing complete protein and vital minerals to reduce serum uric acid...”

Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)

...the condition
“...Uric acid stones are a byproduct of protein metabolism, commonly seen alongside gout.  Cystine stones make up a very small percentage of kidney stones...”

Low Purine Diet

...as a treatment
“A low-purine diet is often prescribed for individuals with gout and Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (a rare genetic disorder that occurs in about 1 out of every 100,000 people)...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...The complications, however, may be serious and include ... Gout...”

Olive Leaf Extract

...as a treatment
“...The drinking of olive leaf tea has been a way for many centuries by Middle Eastern cultures to treat disorders such as coughs, sore throat, cystitis, fever and gout.  In addition to the infusion, poultices were also made of the olive leaves to treat boils, rashes, warts and other skin problems...”

Osteoarthritis

...the condition
“...Those affected have increased risk of developing bone death (osteonecrosis), stress fractures, bleeding inside the joint, gout, poor sleep quality, weight gain due to inactivity, chondrocalcinosis (calcium crystals in the joints), anxiety, depression, deterioration of tendons and ligaments, pinched nerves in the spine...”

Polycythemia Vera

...the condition
“...Allopurinol reduces symptoms of gout, a potential complication of polycythemia vera...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...the condition
“...of being overweight Hypertension, coronary heart disease, predisposition to diabetes, hyperlipidemia (increased cholesterol level), metabolic abnormalities, increased risk for gallbladder disease, gout, some types of cancer, and development of osteoarthritis of the weight-bearing joints...”
...relationship to Gout / Hyperuricemia
Gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.”

Psoriatic Arthritis

...the condition
“...However, since this form of arthritis is similar to other forms such as gout, Reiter's syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor may perform a physical examination and order various tests to assist in diagnosis...”

Sarsaparilla

...as a treatment
“...Since it was first introduced to the West, sarsaparilla has been used to treat gout, gonorrhea, open wounds, rheumatoid arthritis, cough, fever, hypertension, pain, lack of libido, psoriasis, indigestion, and even leprosy and certain types of cancer...”

Scotch Broom

...as a treatment
“...Scotch broom is used for circulatory disorders, gout, leg cramps, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, thrombosis, and jaundice...”

Test Serum Uric Acid Levels

...as a treatment
“...For people who have uric acid kidney stones or gout, foods that are high in purine content should be avoided, including organ meats (like liver and kidneys), sardines and anchovies...”

Uric Acid Levels Low

...relationship to Molybdenum Need
“...Molybdenum is known to raise uric acid levels, which is why people with gout (a condition of elevated high uric acid levels) are told to avoid molybdenum supplements.”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

...as a treatment
“...Large doses can increase the blood sugar in diabetics, increase risk of gout, and aggravate ulcers...”
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