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How to Avoid Gout Flares While Traveling

A gout flare can completely ruin a work trip or vacation. To minimize your risk of gout flares while traveling, follow these tips.

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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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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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How to Avoid Your Next Gout Attack

Once you’ve experienced the sudden, stabbing intensity of a gout flare, you’ll want to know these common triggers so it doesn't happen again.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Examining the Connection Between Gout and Sleep Apnea

A study revealed that there may be a significant connection between sleep apnea and gout.

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DASH Diet May Help Relieve Gout

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