8 episodes

The Gout Show is a new podcast about one of the oldest - and sorely misunderstood - health conditions. Gout is not just about painful toes or joints and it's not caused by diet. Gout is a serious medical condition impacting nearly 10 million Americans, and it can cause real medical problems if left untreated. But the good news is that it is very treatable. The Gout Show is hosted by Steve, who was recently diagnosed with gout, and we follow along on his mission to learn more about gout so that he can improve his own health. Steve talks with fellow patients and top medical experts while he explores the basics of gout symptoms, its causes, and the treatments available today. The Gout Show also debunks common myths about gout and includes useful tips for taking control of your health with gout. The Gout Show is for anyone who has or knows someone who has gout - to help you understand what living with it is all about - and how do it better. The Gout Show is brought to you by the non-profit Global Healthy Living Foundation. For more resources about gout, go to https://creakyjoints.org/thegoutshow/

The Gout Show Global Healthy Living Foundation

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

The Gout Show is a new podcast about one of the oldest - and sorely misunderstood - health conditions. Gout is not just about painful toes or joints and it's not caused by diet. Gout is a serious medical condition impacting nearly 10 million Americans, and it can cause real medical problems if left untreated. But the good news is that it is very treatable. The Gout Show is hosted by Steve, who was recently diagnosed with gout, and we follow along on his mission to learn more about gout so that he can improve his own health. Steve talks with fellow patients and top medical experts while he explores the basics of gout symptoms, its causes, and the treatments available today. The Gout Show also debunks common myths about gout and includes useful tips for taking control of your health with gout. The Gout Show is for anyone who has or knows someone who has gout - to help you understand what living with it is all about - and how do it better. The Gout Show is brought to you by the non-profit Global Healthy Living Foundation. For more resources about gout, go to https://creakyjoints.org/thegoutshow/

    Navigating Gout: From Myth to Realities

    Navigating Gout: From Myth to Realities

    In this audio guide, Dr. Nissreen Elfadawy and Dr. Chris Parker discuss gout, highlighting its reality as a systemic disease rather than a joint disease. They further discuss the roles of diet, lifestyle, and medicine for people with gout.
    Join The Gout Show and learn from these experts as they discuss common gout myths and the best practices for managing and treating the causes and symptoms of gout.
    Among the highlights in this episode:
    00:08: Dr. Elfadawy describes the systemic impacts of gout in different areas of the body
    01:22: Dr. Elfadawy describes the misconception of gout as just a joint disease, detailing how uric acid can build up and be deposited throughout the body, causing damage to major organs
    04:01: Dr. Elfadawy discusses the proper treatment for gout, not just during times of pain, but through consistent medical and non-medical management
    07:00: Dr. Parker clarifies the misconception that gout is not a serious disease and describes the long-term, serious impacts that gout can have on a person’s health if unmanaged
    07:27: Dr. Parker debunks the myth that gout only impacts old, white men. Rather, gout can impact people of all genders, ages, and races, with some minor differences among diverse populations
    09:23: Dr. Parker highlights the importance of seeing gout as a chronic illness with recurring flares. He describes the importance of monitoring uric acid levels in the blood with a medical professional
    10:37: Dr. Parker tells patients that gout is not their fault, and describes the multi-faceted causes of gout that are out of a person’s control
    11:54: Dr. Parker describes the myth that you can cure gout with diet alone. Instead, he recommends maintaining a healthy lifestyle while continuing to seek medical attention
    13:37: Dr. Parker explains the role of purines in food for people with gout
    Meet the Team
    Host: Susan Jara, Director of Patient Education at GHLF.
    A podcast episode produced by Ben Blanc, Associate Director of Digital Production and Engagement at GHLF.
    This podcast was made possible with support from Amgen.
    We want to hear what you think. Send your comments in the form of an email, video, or audio clip of yourself to podcasts@ghlf.org
    Catch up on all our episodes on our website or on your favorite podcast channel.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    Living with Gout: Myths, Realities, and Expert Insights

    Living with Gout: Myths, Realities, and Expert Insights

    After living with gout for 16 years without proper treatment, Gary Ho finally connected with rheumatologist Dr. Chris Parker to find the care he was looking for. Now, Gary and Dr. Parker work alongside patients and specialists to better understand the complexities with diagnosing and treating gout.
    In this episode, nephrologist Dr. Nissreen Elfadawy, Dr. Parker and patient advocate Gary, explore the complexities of gout, highlighting the importance of treating it as a systemic disease. Join them as they debunk common gout myths, discuss key treatment considerations, and share ways to seek support.
    Among the highlights in this episode:
    01:57: Dr. Parker and Gary discuss the myth of cherry juice as a treatment for gout
    04:07: Dr. Elfadawy discusses the myth that gout is caused by a person’s lifestyle and diet and details the genetic factors underlying gout
    04:58: Gary shares his journey with gout, including his initial symptoms, search for treatment, and finally, connecting with Dr. Parker
    09:52: Dr. Parker shares his perspective on Gary’s story as a provider and describes the importance of speaking up about the symptoms of gout
    11:45: Gary speaks about the affect  gout has had on his mental health before his diagnosis
    12:59: Gary describes the pain of having a gout flare and the difficulty in seeking proper treatment for many people with gout
    15:19: Dr. Elfadawy details the importance of managing gout symptoms, even when a person is not experiencing a gout flare
    16:53: Dr. Elfadawy describes how pain management with over-the-counter medication can be harmful to a person’s kidneys, and describes alternative kidney-friendly medications
    18:28: Dr. Elfadawy talks about the health benefits of controlling uric acid levels in people with gout
    20:20 Gary describes his personal journey with pain management medication, and the impact on his physical health
    21:12: Dr. Elfadawy notes some of the problems in treatment for patients with gout and shares the importance of persistence in seeking gout treatment
    23:54: Dr. Parker adds to Dr. Elfadawy’s insights with his own perspective on different routes to treatment for people with gout
    26:10: Gary tells patients how to find their own voice, and advocate for their own health when they visit a medical provider
    Meet the Team
    Host: Susan Jara, Director of Patient Education at GHLF.
    A podcast episode produced by Ben Blanc, Associate Director of Digital Production and Engagement at GHLF.
    This podcast was made possible with support from Amgen.
    We want to hear what you think. Send your comments in the form of an email, video, or audio clip of yourself to podcasts@ghlf.org
    Catch up on all our episodes on our website or on your favorite podcast channel.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Episode 5: Don't Give Up

    Episode 5: Don't Give Up

    In episode 5 of The Gout Show, we meet Sharon Nandor, whose gout went misdiagnosed for years - or even decades. Sharon's misdiagnosed...

    • 14 min
    Episode 4: The Truth About Diet

    Episode 4: The Truth About Diet

    In episode 4 of The Gout Show, we meet Ross Weil, who was diagnosed with gout after toe pain sidelined him during a bachelor party ski...

    • 11 min
    Episode 3: Getting Real About Pain

    Episode 3: Getting Real About Pain

    In episode 3 of The Gout Show, we meet Oso Wallman, who gets candid about how painful and disruptive gout has been to his daily life....

    • 14 min
    Episode 2: It's All in the Family

    Episode 2: It's All in the Family

    In episode 2 of The Gout Show, we meet Ken Lipshez, who first experienced gout symptoms as a teenager and now in his 60's, Ken has...

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Tg56ti ,

Very helpful

So happy this show is out there.

okscchamer ,

Just selling allopurinol. No insite here.

Nope

dalighlf ,

Enthusiastic and insightful

Great podcast

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