- Posted by Bert Middleton
- On June 9, 2019
- 7 Comments
Questions For You: Do you get gout more at one time of year than another? Do you get gout in the summer more often than the other seasons? Do you think (or have evidence of?!) that the weather and/or seasons play a role in what causes gout?
I would really appreciate hearing what you have to say - please leave a comment at the bottom of the page!
Gout in the Summer...Oh the Pain!
The most painful thing about getting gout in the summer is looking out the window on a beautiful day, thinking about all the stuff you were gonna do...and now can't. That sucks.
Is it the change of the season, the hot weather, that has made some significant change in our biochemistry? Is the change from trying to keep cool rather than stay warm, somehow changing the ability of our kidneys to eliminate uric acid? It could be, (one of my many theories) we are becoming more consistently dehydrated with the change of the season. Has this caused our kidneys ("kidney" in my case) to not function as well as they otherwise would to keep the uric acid in check...? Again, just a theory.
People Generally Get Gout in the Summer More Than Other Seasons?
Or are people just genetically more inclined to get gout in the summer more than the other seasons? I mean, if you ask western medical science about any health condition, everything is blamed on heredity and genetics. It makes it easy - you don't have to take any responsibility and all you have to do is buy their pills, right?
You will be happy know, only about 10% of all disease has been found to be caused by genetics. We all have genetic mutations that make us susceptible, but it's completely within our control to avoid these susceptibilities.
Before we leave this subject of gout being genetic, I want to put a concept out there for you to ponder:
- Because gout is dramatically on the rise, Big Pharma has geared up - gout is a BIG money maker for them. 20, 30, 40 years ago, did a bunch of people with genetic predispostion for gout get born all of a sudden? Or is it just that in the last 20, 30, 40 years the environmental influences that lead to gout have increased?
I would say it's the latter, not the former. It would be great to hear what you think, please leave a comment below.
I am so thankful for your advice & support.
Hi Bert, I am thankful that I can play kick ball with my kids. I am thankful for the 3 miles that I ran last week after being on crutches most of last summer. I am thankful that I ran the fastest mile of life in 6:04 and at 38 years old. I am thankful I can gallop and jump horses which is my job and how I feed my family. I am grateful for my wife who has adjusted the way she buys food and cooks so that I can live without that horrible condition called gout. I am grateful to God for giving me the strength through Christ to make good decisions about my diet and lifestyle. I am grateful for all the help and comprehensive support from Gout Killer Bert Middleton who gives for more than is called for to help people with Gout. Thanks for asking, and thank you for the continued tips and support that have made a big difference.
A Study About Gout in the Summer
This study took place in Korea. There were 330 patients, average age about 52 years old, 318 men and 12 women. These people were being treated with urate lowering therapy prescribed by nine different clinics, over 27 months.
The most interesting thing is that the highest percentages of gout attacks recorded were in the months of June, July, and August. (summer) Second highest were in March and October. (spring and fall) Lowest was in January. (winter)
The greatest cause of increased gout attacks in the summer was believed to be the consumption of alcohol.
There it is...another one of my theories! Beer & BBQ! That's why there is SO much more #gout in the summer!
Back to where we started - it's painful to get gout in the summer...but is it any more painful than any other time of year? Physically, no. It's just seems more painful because there are so many things to do and a lot of them are the kinds of things that you are trying to avoid to keep from getting gout.
Being sidelined with gout when the days are warm and beautiful, when you could be out hiking or biking, swimming and boating, playing tennis and golfing...that's rough. Seeing everybody out there partying and drinking, eating all kinds of delicious stuff; hamburgers and hot dogs, grilling chicken and steaks and shrimp - they're out there doing all the stuff you and I have to be very careful with.
It's not easy being a gout killer! But, just so you know, if you find yourself compromised by the gout beast, there are options...
Bottom-line: The opportunities to bring on gout in the summer are endless...killing gout takes discipline and commitment!
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Bert Middleton, The Original Gout Killer
“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good! And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.”
Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life.
Prescription drugs were of limited help…
And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible.
Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain. And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.
Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now.
Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle via their website TheGoutKiller.com
Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours.
And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD!
So you can finally start LIVING again!