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P Mb
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Hi Ucatsexas,

Good post.

I was diagnosed with (mild) SA too – and suffer with gout.
I am *convinced* there is a link there that needs investigation.
‘Better joints in the morning’ was the first thing I noted after going onto CPAP: it was a dead cert that I’d had a good night on the machine.

Were I a doctor I’d do a mandatory sleep study when anyone presented with gout – and probably one or two other chronic conditions too:

For ‘overweight people tend towards diabetes and gout’ read ‘overweight people tend to breathe less well at night, which encourages diabetes and gout’ – perhaps?

Could be a research project in there 🙂

pb