gout

  1. [ATTENTION] FDA panel fires off TERRIFYING warning over gout drug

    Not long ago, one of mainstream’s “miracle drugs” was hailed as a breakthrough.

    It was a new way for 8.5 million Americans with gout to BEAT the pain and get BACK on their feet.

    A decade later, and this drug has been EXPOSED for what it really is: a deadly mistake...

    And if you’re among the many patients taking febuxostat (aka Uloric), there’s a new warning you need to see ASAP.

    Look, I know you folks with gout just want...NEED...relief.

    Gout brings so much pain… so much agony… that you might be willing to take the risks.

    But I’m here today with another way...

    You CAN beat gout – no drugs, no risks

    That’s right. You never needed the drug in the first place, which should be the REAL relief!

    After all, that FDA panel just admitted to THREE huge problems with febuxostat:

    • It ISN’T more effectivethan the older drug, allopurinol.
    • It IS more dangerous, increasing the risk of cardiovascular mortality by 34 percent.
    • It can ALSO increase your risk of deathfrom ALL CAUSES by 22 percent.

    As a result, the panel is taking steps to get people off of it.

    Of course, the best way to do that is to pull the drug completely...

    So of course, the industry-friendly FDA panel isn’t gonna do that.

    Nope. (Cowards!)

    But they are moving to make it a “second-line treatment.” In other words, NO ONE should get it first. If another approach such as allopurinol fails – or if patients have some kind of reaction to the drug – THEN docs should consider febuxostat.

    Yet for all of that effort… and for all of those risks… neither drug works very well.

    In one study, 57 percent of patients taking febuxostat QUIT because they kept having gout flare-ups—despite taking a drug for it—or they had other problems and issues.

    Think allopurinol is any better?

    Think again: 56 percent of the folks on that one also quit!

    If that’s not a sure sign of failure, I don’t know what is.

    Rather than choose one bad med or another, here’s a better plan:

    Choose something that really works instead!

    2 ways to BEAT gout

    • Vitamin C: This nutrient flushes out excess uric acid, cutting the risk of attack by nearly HALF.
    • Cherry: Anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in cherries called anthocyanins can dissolve uric acid. As a result, tart cherry extract can cut the risk of a flare-up by more than a THIRD. Use a cherry extract supplement rather than a beverage to minimize sugar.

    And don’t forget to limit food with purines, which lead to the formation of those painful crystals. That means passing on turkey, organ meats, gravy and some types of fish such as anchovies, sardines, and herring.

  2. Gout drug could turn deadly

    Gout drug packs DEADLY risks… but you DON’T need it!

    Plans? Not when you’re prone to gout!

    Once the pain flares up… and that toe starts throbbing… it’s hard to enjoy ANYTHING.

    You might not be able to stand, much less walk.

    I’ll reveal the best way to beat that gout pain in just a moment.

    And trust me… it’s NOT with drugs.

    Because one of the most popular gout drugs  packs an ugly risk that’s far worse than any of that pain.

    A new study finds that febuxostat (aka Uloric) increases the risk of death from heart problems in people with both cardiovascular disease and gout.

    And that’s a big deal. Because, in my experience, lots of people have both.

    The mainstream of course is acting surprised. They say they don’t know WHY the drug is causing that risk, and they’re calling for more research to figure it out.

    But if it’s killing people, who cares what the cause is???

    After all, this isn’t a single out-of-the-blue study.

    Other studies have found the same risk, with a report published earlier in the spring finding that patients who take febuxostat have a 22 percent higher risk of death from all causes and 34 percent higher risk of death from heart problems compared to people who take allopurinol (a different drug).

    Not that this is endorsement for allopurinol; that drug brings its own set of problems to the table.

    Let me give you two better ways to beat gout.

    There’s the easy way… and the slightly harder way, especially this time of year.

    The easy way is with tart cherry extract, which can cut risk of an attack by more than a third, and vitamin C supplements, which can cut those attacks in half.

    Too much C can upset the stomach so if you experience any gas or diarrhea split your doses and take a little in the morning and a little in the evening.

    The second tip is to avoid the foods that trigger gout, and that means avoiding the purines that lead to the formation of those uric acid crystals in the joints, especially your big toe.

    Some of them are popular holiday “feast” foods such as turkey, goose and gravy as well as booze; others include organ meats, bacon and some types of fish such as anchovies, sardines, and herring.

  3. Gout linked to heart and stroke risk

    Is your gout pain a warning of something WORSE? You’re no cream puff. I bet you’re pretty tough – and you’re certainly not the type to gripe over a little pain. And because you’re so tough, sometimes you don’t want to seek help for pain even when you need it. “I can handle it!” Well, friend, some kinds of pain...
  4. Gout drug packs death risk

    This treatment for 'killer' toe pain could kill YOU If you've ever had a bout with gout, the name alone is enough to make you wince. It's so bad that you'll toe the line and swallow just about anything your doc gives you if he promises that it'll end the agony. But don't touch that pill just yet. New research...
  5. Gout linked to stroke risk

    This 'hidden' risk of gout could have deadly consequences Happy Thanksgiving! It's time to take a moment and offer a prayer of thanks for all that you have. Sure, it's not all perfect. It never is, right? But I'll bet you still have plenty to be thankful for... from the food on the table to the loved ones surrounding you...
  6. Gout drug isn’t as good as you think

    Beat gout WITHOUT drugs Is there a better time of year for eating than autumn? Harvest season is also feasting season -- and if you're not careful, it's a little too easy to pack on the pounds like a bear getting ready for winter. But a bigger waistline isn't the only risk of rich and indulgent seasonal foods. Many of...
  7. Gout prevention starts with your diet

    Beat gout with this easy-to-follow diet Gout is like one of those scammy telemarketing services: Once it has your number, it's going to keep calling back. Most folks don't have just one battle with this agonizing condition. They fight it again... and again... and again. If you've had gout, you've heard all the hints and tips on avoiding flare-ups. You...
  8. Gout inflammation vanishes with fiber

    Gout is worsened by inflammation – but if you eat more fiber, the inflammation can fade, and the awful pain will vanish along with it.
  9. Gout linked to hip fractures in women

    Gout can increase the risk of hip fractures in women by 40 percent, which in turn can also increase to risk of disability and even death.
  10. Gout drug doesn’t cut risk of flare-ups

    The new gout drug lesinurad is being hailed as a success, but a new study finds it doesn’t actually cut pain or reduce the risk of painful flare-ups. So what’s the point?
  11. Gout linked to atrial fibrillation

    Gout can do more than cause terrible pain in your toe. It can knock your heart out of rhythm, increasing your risk of atrial fibrillation.
  12. Avoid CT scan for gout

    Gout patients are being offered CT scans as means of diagnosing the condition -- but no one needs to be exposed to radiation to diagnose gout.
  13. Sugary drinks raise gout risk

    Drinking soda can increase the risk of gout -- even in people who have a gene that protects them from the disease.
  14. Cherries and gout

    More cases of gout are being reported than ever before -- but there's one delicious fruit that can slash your own risk.
  15. Small dietary changes can help keep gout away

    You don't have to give up your favorite foods to avoid gout. New research shows exactly how much of you can eat and still avoid the pain.
  16. How to avoid kidney stones

    More people than ever can expect to battle kidney stones, with new numbers showing the risk has nearly doubled over 16 years. Here's how to avoid them.
  17. The right way to beat gout

    I don't know what's worse: Gout, or the drugs prescribed to treat this painful condition.
  18. New gout 'cure' is a recipe for more pain

    If you think gout is bad, just wait 'til you see the latest "cure." This new drug treatment doesn't replace what's already out there. It's in addition to it -- so you have to take both bad meds, doubling your risk of side effects and other problems.
  19. Beat the high price of beating gout

    I know the cost of everything is rising, but this is ridiculous: A common remedy for gout and other inflammatory conditions has shot up by more than 2,700 percent. The remedy is called colchicine, and it's been used for literally thousands of years.
  20. Natural solutions for gout

    Gout used to be known as "the rich man's disease" because it usually struck the wealthy -- the only ones who could afford to over-consume the foods that cause this painful form of arthritis. Today, you don't have to be rich (or even a man) to suffer from gout -- just fat. And since more people are fatter than ever before, more people are also battling the foot pain that marks this condition.

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