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Beware: Fasting Causes Gout

A recent survey reported 28.69% of Americans gained over 5lbs during the 2020 pandemic. So like many who wanted to shed some pounds, I decided to tighten up the diet and jump into better shape. Everything was going as planned until the second week. Oh, sh-t! Gout struck on the […]

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Recurring Gout & Depression – The Mental Game

It doesn’t take a genius to know physical pain impacts the mind and emotions. Gout sufferers know too well that gout always brings pain. Most bounce back after an occasional flare up. The mental game of gout starts when gout episodes become frequent and prolonged. Over time, depression can develop […]

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Can Bromelain Be A Gout-Fighting Enzyme?

When tenderizer powder remains on meat for too long, it turns into mush. The main ingredient responsible for this process is bromelain. Similar to digestion, it softens meat by splitting up their protein bonds. If this is true, bromelain may also be a gout-fighting enzyme that helps break up purines found in […]

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COLCORONA Clinical Trial: Can Gout Drug Colchicine help treat COVID-19?

The clinical trial named Colcorona will analyze whether colchicine, a drug commonly prescribed for gout, can be effective an effective treatment for patients with COVID-19. Researchers hypothesize colchicine’s anti-inflammatory effects can reduce the overreaction of the autoimmune system called the cytokine storm- the harmful response that creates the coronavirus health […]

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This is How Hypertension Sets You Up For Gout

You are what you eat! Too much of the wrong foods sets you up for health complications like hypertension and gouty arthritis. There’s the short answer. You knew this already. Right? Now you want more facts? OK. About three out of four people with gout have high blood pressure. Another […]

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Gloperba: Liquid Version of Antigout Drug Colchicine

Gloperba is the first liquid version of the anti-gout medication colchicine. It is a red and slightly hazy solution with a cherry flavor. Taken orally like cough syrup, the dosage is 0.6 mg per 5 ml (teaspoon) of colchicine. It became available to the general public in February 2020. With […]

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The Truth About Using Cannabidiol (CBD) For Gout

In the United States, CBD sales is projected to boom to $23 billion by 2023. This remarkable financial forecast serves as an indicator of the huge demand for a natural alternative to treat various ailments. It’s no surprise some CBD products are marketed just for gout. Let’s be clear from […]

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Febuxostat vs Allopurinol: Effectiveness, Side Effects, Warnings

Febuxostat entered the gout game in 2009. Before that, allopurinol was the only FDA approved medication to treat gout. Several research studies have concluded febuxostat is the more active drug in lowering uric acid levels. However, it does come with major health risks. The below infographic highlights the effectiveness and […]