Have you had gout for a longer period of time?

Have you had gout for a longer period of time?

Did you just have your first gout attack?

Did you just have your first gout attack?

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We are an association committed to helping you overcome your struggle with gout.

Advocacy

Uric acid testing should be added to the routine annual screening of those patients with BMI’s 28 or over to avoid the onset of Gout. If the results for uric acid are 9 mg per 100mL, the patient should be managed aggressively to avoid this disease. Results in one study in Michigan indicated that those patients with uric acid results over 9 mg developed gout 100% of the time over 4 years.

Disease management protocols should be developed for the management of the gout patient including but not limited to health coaching, nutritional counseling, exercise programs, scheduled lab testing, and physician visits.

More gout related research in both the clinical and basic sciences areas should be funded and performed.

Awareness and training on gout by emergency room and primary care providers should be provided.

Awareness of gout and its symptoms by the general population should be provided.

Membership

Annual Membership Fee

To be a member of the Gout Survivors Association, there is an annual fee of $30. This money will go toward funding research on gout, contracting with dietitians and physical trainers to provide diets and exercise plans to keep us healthier, to improve this web site, and to cover the other expenses in keeping this association healthy and thriving.

Where your membership fee goes:

  • Research 40%

  • Admin 20%

  • Diet & Exercise 15%

  • Web & IT 15%

  • Medical Direction 10%

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Fresh vegetables from private or farmer’s gardens are bountiful now. Just the time to enjoy foods that are very low in purines and high in nutrition. Summer Squash ( or some call them crookneck squash) are fat free and high in beta carotine (Vitamin A). Most fresh vegetables are also very low in sodium. Treat [...]

Customary drinks can be a problem for those trying to avoid xanthines like caffeine, theobromine and theophiline. Coffee, tea, chocolate and cola drinks all contain similar substances called methylxanthines. Xanthines appear in the final stage of the metabolism of purines into uric acid. Check ingredients of foods and beverages and avoid xanthine, xanthine gum or [...]

When to turn to daily medicine for gout like allopurinol or Uloric to prevent or limit future acute attacks of gout? Should it be after the first attack. Some doctors recommend this? Should it be after the second or third attack. Some doctors recommend this and we concur. Should it be after 10 or 20 [...]

Fresh, frozen and dried fruits are good sources of fiber. Fruit juices contain very little fiber. Choose fruits instead of juices whenever possible. Critus fruits, berries and melons are good sources of vitamin C. Selection tips include using a food scale to weigh fresh fruits. Practice builds knowledge about appropriate portions. When reading labels note [...]

Contact

Executive Director
Harry Pukay-Martin
Email: harry@goutsurvivors.com

Dietary Director
Beverly J. Maselli, MA, RD, LD
Email: beverly@goutsurvivors.com

Medical Director
Michael G. Bissell, MD, PhD, MPH
Email: michael@goutsurvivors.com

Web Director
Kasey Snider
Email: kasey@goutsurvivors.com

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