Gout Urology / Nephrology

Kidney disease: Does gout increase risk?

Building on previous findings, a new study concludes that people with gout are more likely to develop kidney disease. The authors believe that the results offer new ways to reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease. A recent study looks at whether gout influences kidney health. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long term condition, […]


Can apple cider vinegar treat gout?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Apple cider vinegar is a sour liquid made from fermented apple products. Many people believe that it is a cure-all for a variety of health conditions, including gout, and some research does suggest that it could […]


Gout: Why the stigma?

To some, gout sounds like a medieval condition consigned to the history books; the name has an almost comical ring to it. In reality, gout is incredibly painful and surprisingly common. Here, we ask why no one is talking about gout. People rarely discuss it, but gout can significantly affect quality of life. Gout is […]


How to lower uric acid levels naturally

Gout is a type of arthritis that develops when blood uric acid levels are abnormally high. The uric acid forms crystals in the joints, often in the feet and big toes, which causes severe and painful swelling. Some people need medication to treat gout, but diet and lifestyle changes may also help. Lowering uric acid […]


11 home remedies for gout

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and discomfort, often in the toes, ankles, and knees. There is no cure for gout, so a combination of medications and home remedies can help keep gout in remission. Gout occurs when the body builds up too much uric acid. This acid is a by-product […]


Rheumatoid arthritis vs. gout: Symptoms and causes

Rheumatoid arthritis and gout are two types of arthritis or arthritides. Both types affect the joints, causing pain and inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout can be confused with each another when gout causes nodules to form in the hands or feet as they can in RA. People can have both RA and gout, although […]

Gout Urology / Nephrology

Foods to eat and avoid on a low-purine diet

Healthcare professionals often recommend a low-purine diet for people who have gout, kidney stones, or a similar disorder. The diet involves limiting or avoiding the intake of certain foods and beverages in favor of more healthful alternatives. While a low-purine diet is designed to ease symptoms of certain illnesses, it can also improve general health […]

Gout Heart Disease

Gout drug could help treat heart failure

Drug repurposing is one of the fastest and most effective routes to new medical treatments. Researchers reveal how such a strategy may yield a new treatment for heart failure. Researchers suggest that the gout drug probenecid may help to treat heart failure. In a new study, the team found that probenecid — which is a […]


Plant-rich DASH diet linked to lower risk of gout

A study that followed more than 44,000 men for 26 years finds that compared with a “Western” style diet, a plant-rich diet that is known to reduce blood pressure and is recommended for preventing heart disease is linked to a lower risk of developing gout, a painful arthritic condition that typically starts in the big […]


Ketogenic diet may protect against gout

New research examines the effects of a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet on both rodents and humans, and suggests that it can alleviate the symptoms of gout. New research suggests that a ketogenic diet – typically consisting of meats and high-fat dairy – may protect against gout. Gout is a rheumatic disease that affects more than […]