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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.

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Nutrition

What's a Low Purine Diet?

Find out what should be on your plate to lower your uric acid levels and prevent painful kidney stones and gout.

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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.

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Nutrition

Should You Lay Off the Cheese and Yogurt — Or Load Up?

Conflicting research says that for some inflammatory conditions, dairy is harmful, while for others, it’s actually helpful. Find out if your condition is one that should be loading up on cheese, or ridding dairy altogether.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Fitness

How Much Do You Know About Gout And Exercise?

Before your next gym date, swim session, or neighborhood walk, here’s what you need to know about your gout (hyperuricemia) and exercise. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Our update is from gout expert James O’Dell, M.D., vice ...

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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.

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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?

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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.

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
M.A., 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.

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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.

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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.