First, A NEWS ALERT! New research on our Gout News page paints a different picture of wine vs. beer and alcohol for Gout sufferers; provides new specific food recommendations; and suggests that gout could, with what we know now, go the way of smallpox and become a disorder of the past.
Recent news having been given its bow, a little introduction to Gout Solutions is in order.
As if we didn’t have enough fretting from medical experts about this or that affliction “increasingly” tormenting Americans or “more and more” prevalent among us, now it’s gout.
Gout incidence among U.S. adults more than doubled between the 1960s and the 1990s, according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and it doubled again from the early 1990s to 2008, and that’s a pain Literally.
Gout happens when the uric acid that occurs naturally in the blood gets too thick and crystallizes like thousands of tiny needles in the joints, most commonly devastating the “bunion joint” where the big toe connects into the foot.
And it’s so common that, if we don’t have it ourselves, most of have somebody among our friends and family who has it. It’ s on of those things it would be great to know more about, to know what the medical experts say about it. Gout Solutions starts with a Gout Overview, adding a timely section on Gout News & Tips, a section on Gout Folkore & Fallacies and linking to a Gout Solutions Facebook page. Everybody has questions on gout, so we’ve included a ChatForum-Gout section featuring reader questions and our responses from medical experts.