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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What to eat and what to avoid with gout

With a healthy, low-purine diet, the outlook for someone with gout is positive. A diet that helps reduce the levels of uric acid in the body is essential and can prevent any damage caused to the joints. Other lifestyle changes that may help in the management of gout are: Maintaining a healthy weight. If necessary, […]

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Gout flare-ups could be managed by blood pressure diet

Gout is a painful condition and, although diet is known to play a role, the exact reasons behind flare-ups are not understood. A fresh analysis of old data finds that a diet designed to help reduce blood pressure might minimize gout attacks. Although gout has been studied for centuries, there are still many questions unanswered. […]

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Chronic and progressive nature of gout if left untreated

Emeritus professor of medicine, Elisio Pascual, at the Miguel Hern├índez Univeristy (UMH) in Elche and former head of the Rheumatology Unit at Alicante University Hospital has published a research paper presenting previously unknown data that contribute to our understanding of gout as a crystal deposition disease. The study, “Mechanisms of crystal formation in gout – […]