Gout usually doesn’t pose a long-term health threat, especially if you take it seriously and give it proper attention. But if ignored, it’s likely to develop into a severely painful and debilitating disorder which will undoubtedly wreck your daily life.

Here we want to give you the rundown of some of the most common complications of gout. Read on and become aware of what gout really is and what to expect from this dastardly disease.

Irreversible Joint Damage

If you have been suffering from gout for several years now, BEWARE: Persistent gout can destroy bones and cartilage causing irreversible joint damage and loss of motion. Eventually, the affected joints can become completely misaligned and be rendered immobile.

If left untreated, gout attacks may become more frequent and prolonged. Plus, your chances of developing joint damage will increase significantly.


Tophi are white, firm lumps that usually build up under the skin. Although painless, tophi can become inflamed and painful and occasionally make it difficult for you to do simple, everyday tasks like getting dressed or preparing your food. They also form in awkward places like around your toes or at the end of your fingers, knees, elbows or heels. They even occur in the vocal chords or spinal canal.

Tophi usually develop several years after the first gout attack and are often seen as a sign of severe gout.

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Kidney stones

This is another complication you definitely want to keep off the radar. Kidney stones usually occur in 10 to 40% of gout sufferers.

High levels of uric acid may lead to the formation of uric acid crystals in your urinary tract. Eventually, this may lead to the formation of kidney stones as well as decreased kidney function.

Want to avoid kidney stones? Drink lots of good water and manage your diet wisely with special attention on eating nutrient dense whole foods.

Heart disease

Since gout is often linked with a number of cardiovascular risk markers, it is not surprising to see heart disease on the list. Mind you, gout is often seen in people with coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and heart failure.

Gout does not always lead to complications, especially if treated promptly. Making changes in how and what you eat, proper hydration, good breathing and exercise and several other lifestyle adjustments is the best way to prevent further complications.

  Remember:  Gout is only as complicated as you want to make it.


Bert Middleton

“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. 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!