Examining the Connection Between Gout and Sleep Apnea

What Is Gout?

The symptoms of a gout attack are impossible to ignore—sudden stabbing pain and swelling in one joint, which frequently begins in the middle of the night.

Women's Risk of Gout Increases After Menopause

Have you heard of gout? I had, but had no idea what it was or who is more likely to get it. However, it turns out that women’s risk of getting this condition increase as they go through menopause. Therefore, I thought it would be good to learn more a...
Dorian Martin

Tips for Traveling with Gout

Four years ago, I started practicing pharmacy in a tourist area, so I see at lot of out-of-town visitors at the counter. When one of these customers asked for my advice recently, I knew exactly what to do. He had left his gout medicine at home, and w...
The HealthCentral Editorial Team

10 Little Known Facts About Gout

Anyone who has waken-up in the middle of the night with a severely painful gout attack will know that this disease is no fun. Gout is a disease in which tiny crystals (urate crystals) deposit in all the wrong places like joints and soft tissue. The q...
Christina Lasich, MD

Weighing In: What foods should I avoid if I have gout?

_Question: I suffer from gout, are there foods that I should avoid? _ Heather Reese: The most effective treatment for gout is medication; however, avoiding foods high in purines may help prevent flare-ups and/or relieve your symptoms. Gout is a painf...
Heather Reese

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