Getting Rid of Gout

Paperback | December 12, 2002

byBryan Emmerson

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Anyone suffering from this traumatic arthritic condition will fully appreciate the new edition of Getting Rid Of Gout. Included in the new sections are updated dietary guidelines, including current research on the role of diet in preventing gout, and a description of the new medicationsavailable for its treatment. Bryan Emmerson, a recognised authority on gout, argues that if control of the elevated concentrations of uric acid can be achieved through either diet or medication modifications, gout attacks will cease and there will be no further complications. He goes on to outline how effective prevention ofgout requires sufferers to understand their condition, one that can be a result of both genetic and lifestyle factors. Written in an understandable and sympathetic manner with the aid of diagrams and cartoons, Getting Rid of Gout offers sensible advice and dispels the popular fallacies about the nature and causes of gout.

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Anyone suffering from this traumatic arthritic condition will fully appreciate the new edition of Getting Rid Of Gout. Included in the new sections are updated dietary guidelines, including current research on the role of diet in preventing gout, and a description of the new medicationsavailable for its treatment. Bryan Emmerson, a re...

Bryan Emmerson is at University of Queensland.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.35 × 5.35 × 0.35 inPublished:December 12, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195516672

ISBN - 13:9780195516678

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Table of Contents

1. Gout from the earliest times2. What is gout? Acute, recurrent and chronic gout3. Urate (or uric acid) in the body4. Hyperuricaemia5. What causes hyperuricaemia?6. Urate crystal formation7. Gout and the kidney8. Gout and the blood vessels9. How to manage your gout10. Medication used to treat an acute attack of gout11. Preventing gout by correcting hyperuricaemia12. Bringing your urate concentrations down to normal13. Questions and answers about gout