Parts of the Body That Gout Can Affect

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects joints, most commonly the joint at the base of the big toe. It occurs due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding tissues, leading to pain, swelling, and inflammation. While gout most commonly affects the …

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Home Remedies for Gout Flare Up When You Don’t Have Medicine

I’ve endured some painful days while dealing with a gout flare up. And some of those days, I didn’t have any medicine to get me through. It just happens – you sometimes run out of medicine before the next flare up and it may be on a weekend when you …

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The First Time I Got a Gout Flare Up

The first time I got a gout flare up was in 2017 when I was 41. I was at a conference in Las Vegas for my work at that time. Vegas was nothing new to me – I had been going to Vegas with my buddies every year for at …

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