Gout and the kidneys

Gout Symptoms – The effects of gout on the kidney While gout symptoms are usually associated with the joints, in particular the joint of the big toe, very serious problems can arise when damage is done to the kidneys. Here we discuss the potential effect of high uric acid concentration, and the particular problems associated […]

What is gout?

Gout is a form of arthritis, usually first characterised in an acute attack in the joint of the big toe. Many times this attack will occur overnight, with the affected joint becoming red, swollen and very painful with no prior warning Gout generally affects middle-aged and overweight men, but can affect other people too. It […]


Gout gives you a very brief warning before it attacks, if it warns you at all. The typical gout symptoms and signs follow a similar pattern, which begins with inflammation and pain in the big toe joint of one foot. Of course, gout is not limited to attacking the toe joint. It can be sneaky […]

My Story

Hi, my name is Brett Thurston. Welcome to my little corner of the internet. You’re probably here because you have discovered the wonder that is gout :). I had it for quite a long time, and finally managed to get rid of it. If you are interested… here’s my story about my experiences with gout. […]

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