Reply To: uric acid and iron overload

GoutPal Victim

Brief summary, been suffering with gout for about twenty years gradually getting worse, last attack was in both legs at the same time and lasted nearly two months. Found this site and questioned whether excess iron could be the cause of my gout so got some blood tests done, results below:

Serum Ferritin: 226ug/L
Serum Iron: 14umol/L
Saturation Iron binding capacity: 58umol/L
Iron saturation: 24%

These were done as the gout was going away and about a week after I started on a low iron diet. They don’t look too high but could iron still be the cause of my gout? Don’t know if it is relevent but I have found niacin to be a gout trigger.