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Gout Trigger Foods are Real

Patients suspected it was true and now new research shows a connection between gout flares and eating fish (63%), alcohol (47%), red meat (35%) and tomatoes (20%).



Research shows a possible biological basis between gout, tomatoes and other foods.


Stress on joints appears to have no effect on urate deposition.

Patients with tophaceous gout rarely develop ulcers, but when they do occur, these ulcers can be difficult to treat. This case study explores the diagnosis of and treatment options for patients with ulcerated tophaceous gout.

Diagnosing gout can be vexing. Most of the time, the diagnosis is made in the primary care setting where physicians diagnose gout by following one of six classification criteria, with the most widely used one being the 1977 American Rheumatism Association criteria.

Four trials of moderate-quality evidence found no significant improvement in pain control in acute gout with NSAIDs vs COX inhibitors. But there was evidence that patients stopped NSAIDs early because of adverse events.

Gout attacks really do occur more often at night, and here is proof. Theories abound as to why, but effective prophylactic treatments to reduce the risk of nocturnal exacerbations appear to be just what the doctor ordered.

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For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.


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