Gout Demographics

Gout has been a known condition for centuries, and its prevalence and patterns have evolved over time. According to Kidney.org, cases of gout more than doubled between the 1960s and the 1990s. It is now estimated at 3.9% of U.S. adults (8.3 million adults — 6.1 million men and 2.2 …

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My Gout Update 3 – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! If I’m being honest, the start of my new year hasn’t been great. I returned from a mountain retreat on New Year’s Eve, and I caught a cold in the process. The retreat had the perfect recipe for catching a cold: big crowds, people coughing, cold …

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Will Gout Go Away by Itself?

Everyone I know who has gout takes medication to get rid of it as soon as possible. I’ve never known anyone to let it go away on its own without any type of treatment. I normally take medication to get rid of it as soon as possible. It just doesn’t …

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My Gout Update 1

Well guys, it’s been 4 months since my last gout flare up. It took me 6+ years to get a better understanding of my body and why gout was such a problem for me. Over those years, I sort of tested which foods or drinks was causing me to flare …

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Intermittent Fasting and Gout: Understanding the Relationship

Gout is a form of arthritis that is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. It commonly affects the joints, causing severe pain and inflammation. Intermittent fasting, on the other hand, is an eating pattern that involves cycles of fasting and eating. In recent years, there has …

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What is Hyperuricemia?

Hyperuricemia is just a fancy medical term for “high amount of uric acid in the blood.” Uric acid is a natural waste product that forms when the body breaks down substances called purines, which are found in certain foods and are also produced by the body. In most cases, the …

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Is Coffee OK to Drink While Taking Colchicine Medication?

Drinking coffee in moderation while taking Colchicine is generally considered safe for most people. However, it’s essential to be mindful of a few factors: Potential Interaction: Coffee contains caffeine, which can affect the activity of certain liver enzymes, including CYP3A4, involved in the metabolism of Colchicine. While this interaction is …

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Is Alcohol Safe to Drink While Taking Colchicine Medication?

It is not recommended to consume alcohol while taking Colchicine medication. Colchicine is used to treat conditions such as gout and familial Mediterranean fever, which involve inflammation and pain. Alcohol can potentially interact with Colchicine and increase the risk of side effects and complications. Here’s why it’s generally advised to …

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