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A 34-year-old female asked about a 59-year-old male:

is heat in pad or any form of heat good for gout?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I believe so: I believe it helps dissolve ur ate crystals and often recommend warm water soaks for gout in the feet.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Heat for gout.: Heat applied locally to an area affected by acute gout can help relieve some of the discomfort, yes.

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What are the four stages of gout?

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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
4 stages of gout: The first stage is high uric acid levels in blood without a gout attack. The 2nd stage, acute gout, is gout flares separated by asymptomatic periods. If treated effectively, disease progression stops and no more flares. If untreated, acute gout can progress to 3rd stage: chronic gout, with constant flares. The 4th & final stage is terminal gout with joint destruction and disability. Get treated!
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What increases the risk of developing gout?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Gout risk: Hereditary factors, heavy alcohol consumption, diabetes mellitus, obesity and uric acid metabolic disorders.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What will happen if gout is untreated?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several things: The flare up of gout is usually self limiting. But flare ups over time will cause gouty arthritis with destruction of bone at the joints.
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Is there a psychological cause of gout flare ups?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
YES: I submit we are a three legged stool: a body , mind and spirit.If any of these leg are "off" we are vulnerable to illness or worsening of any illness we already have.Stress is a killer and we should strive to reduce it thru any way we can.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What kind of fish, meat are the ones a person with gout should avoid?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Shellfish: Although the evidence is scant we recommend avoid shellfish like lobster, shrimp.We suspect organ meats like liver or pancreas(sweet breads) are culprits and prime rib. As i said food and wine are named, but in my opinion , not convicted.

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