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Improving Help For Secondary Gout

Improving Help For Secondary Gout is a discussion to improve the help pages for Secondary Gout Sufferers. It is part of a series of improving help for all types of gout sufferer.

Your gout is caused by something that can be treated or removed. Once that happens, your gout will be completely cured. You need to decide if you need interim gout treatment, pending the removal of the primary cause.

Since writing that, we have identified a final group that is what all Gout Sufferers should aim for – a Life Champion. That is where your gout is cured, or controlled, so that you can focus on enjoying life.

The purpose of this discussion is to make it easy for members of the Secondary Gout Group to find the information they need. If my help pages are not clear, I will improve them based on your comments below.

Gout is usually a permanent condition that must be controlled for life. Secondary gout is usually temporary. But, it needs careful management. You need to avoid physical damage to joints and organs. Usually, this means being a temporary member of the Gout Patient group. But, each gout sufferer must decide how they will progress to become a Life Champion.

Information that is relevant to the Secondary Gout Group is:

  1. Gout Facts and Guidelines labeled For Secondary Gout Group.
  2. Current forum discussions tagged Secondary Gout Group.
  3. Old forum discussions and help pages labeled For Secondary Gout Group.

I’ve listed these in order of importance. There is no direct link to the third type of information. However, you may see relevant links when you use GoutPal’s Gout Search Engine. That search, at the top right of every GoutPal page, is important for finding relevant information.

If you have a question about secondary gout, you should always type it into the search box first. Many times, you will find the information you need. If you do not, you can ask in the gout forum. When you ask your questions, please mention your search, and explain why it didn’t give you all the information you need.

Typical searches for Secondary Gout include diuretic, lisiniprol, indapamide, obesity, overweight, cancer treatment, and many more. When you search, you should find pages that are particularly helpful to you. When you do, please say why the page was important to you, in the comments below. Better still, start a new topic in the gout forum. That’s the best way to help other people with Secondary Gout, find relevant information.

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Improving Your Secondary Gout

Do you have questions, experiences, or opinion to share about Secondary Gout. The best place to start is to post a topic in the General Gout Forum.

If you have lots of questions, I recommend that you start a Personal Gout Diary. This will help you organize all the information you collect about Secondary Gout. To get your diary, see How to start your Personal Gout Diary. Use your diary to record symptoms, treatments, prescription changes, etc. Important Secondary Gout Personal Facts include:

Uric Acid Level:
As much detail as possible, including: Number, unit of measure, date last tested, doctor’s remarks.
Current Gout Group:
Secondary Gout. Add personal reasons why you belong to this group. Clearly describe the Primary Cause of your gout.
Target Gout Group:
Next Gout Group you are aiming to move to, and why.
Birth Year:
Year of birth. (Approximate is fine, e.g. 1950s)
Gender:
Male / Female.
Location:
Where do you live (country is important)?
Gout Symptoms:
How I treat symptoms:
Describe how you deal with pain, swelling, and any other symptoms you describe above.
Uric acid treatment preferences:
Pharmaceutical Medicine / Herbal Medicine / Diet & Lifestyle / Wait and Resolve Primary Cause.
How I treat Uric Acid:
All current or past medicines, remedies, lifestyle changes, etc used to lower uric acid.
All other medicines:
All other medicines that you take.
Other personal gout facts:
Any other important gout facts about yourself? Other GoutPal members will use this info to give you personal help.
Gout Questions:
What important, unanswered questions about gout do you have?

You might need structured help to find answers to Secondary Gout problems. If so, see How to start Structured Gout Help.