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Gout

Everything you need to know about gout, from treatments, to symptoms, what to eat, what not to eat, and how to manage flares.

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Nutrition

Eat This, Not That, If You Are Living With Gout

Living with gout? Here are some foods you can substitute for your old favorites. And, don’t worry, you can still enjoy a good drink and some sweets.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
A man with gout holding his foot in pain.
Living With

How to Avoid Your Next Gout Attack

By Malaika Hill
A man with gout has wrist pain.
Complications

Do You Really Need to Treat Gout?

By Malaika Hill

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Symptoms

9 Sneaky Conditions That Mimic RA

Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis takes some detective work, especially because so many health problems cause similar symptoms. Our guide helps you spot the clues so you can get the treatment you need.

By Sheila M. Eldred
Gout
Symptoms

Let’s Get Our Gout Facts Straight

A gout expert from the Cleveland Clinic answers all of your burning questions about gout (no pun intended) — like why it affects more men than women, and which foods to avoid.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Prevention

How to Catch Some Z's When Living With Gout

Studies show that people with gout have more flares in the nighttime than during the day — making it nearly impossible to sleep. So how do you push through the flare to get some Z’s?

By Martin Reed
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Older Adults With Gout Have Higher Rates of Dementia

Seniors with gout, a painful condition caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, have a 17 to 20 percent higher-than-normal risk for dementia, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina
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Chronic Life

What Do Your Feet Say About Your Health?

Believe it or not, your feet are a good barometer of your overall health. Learn how your feet can offer early warning signs for bigger health issues.

By Eileen Bailey
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Living With

Living With Gout? Eat Less of These Foods

You probably know alcohol aggravates gout. But did you know lentils, certain shellfish, and sugar can also push your uric acid levels too high?

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
An elbow swollen with gout.
Living With

Beyond the Big Toe: Where Does Gout Flare?

When gout flares, it can cause pain and complications all over your body. These are some of the most common places gout pops up.

By Malaika Hill
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Living With

Got Gout? Find Out if You’re Eating Smart

An overabundance of uric acid causes those achy joints. Here’s what to eat to keep your levels in check and help avoid painful flares.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
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Living With

How to Manage Gout in a Workplace Full of Triggers

DC Restaurateur John Fielding shares how he works around the rich foods that can cause his gout to flare.

By Pamela Kaufman
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Treatment

The Truth About TENS Devices for Joint Pain

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices promise relief from joint pain. Here’s what to know before you buy.

By Tim Gower

Meet the Experts

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular health, GI disorders, food allergies, and weight management.

Malaika Hill
Health Writer

Malaika Hill is a freelance health writer specializing in ophthalmology and population health.

Stephanie Stephens
Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Health News

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Diet Recommendations to Reduce Gout Risk

If you need to reduce your risk of gout, try following the DASH diet for high blood pressure. This study found it was effective for reducing gout risk.

By Diane Domina
Man holding his foot.

Older Adults With Gout Have Higher Rates of Dementia

Seniors with gout, a painful condition caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, have a 17 to 20 percent higher-than-normal risk for dementia, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina
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Treatment

DASH Diet May Help Relieve Gout

New research shows that the same diet that helps reduce blood pressure can help ease gout symptoms, too.

By Diane Domina