An “Equal Opportunity” Disease?

That’s not usually the case. When it comes to understanding, what IS gout?, it’s generally considered a “man’s disease”, but gout in women does occur.

Typically, for women to have gout, it usually has something to do with medications for high blood pressure, kidney related functions, heart disease or other health conditions. Nevertheless, there are some rare cases of women with gout under 40.

While men seem to get lucky and get gout between the ages of 30 and 50, statistically, gout in women occurs after menopause. This is possibly because of various medications but also because their uric acid levels start to change and become similar to those of men.

Gout is Worse for Women

Not that they get it worse, but they have to deal with all the sniffling men in their lives with it! All the time that gets wasted – directly or indirectly – due to the pain and debilitating consequences of gout is certainly nothing to take lightly. Loss of income because you can’t walk up the stairs or pick up a hammer leads to all kinds of family hardships every day because of gout.

Another less-talked-about way that gout in women happens is due to lack of sleep and depression. Sleep apnea has close ties to gout because of low blood oxygen saturation due to repeated sleep apnea episodes night after night. When gout becomes frequent and chronic, the fear of the returning pain starts to mess with you mind! Living with pain can be pretty damn depressing!

Also, the poor health choices and lifestyle habits that foster the condition of gout in the first place have other far reaching ramifications and all too often are just a precursor to heart disease and diabetes. As menopause approaches and estrogen levels diminish for most women, it can compromise the ability of the kidneys to not only clear the uric acid but causes disruption to the kidneys’ ability to balance the overall body pH.

And as if it couldn’t get any worse, all the drugs, emergency room visits, and medical expenses are enough to drive anyone to drinking wheat grass juice. The annoying intervention of a doctor who has never had gout, telling you that you need all these pills because that’s what his or her malpractice insurance carrier told him he has to sell you, will get you on the front page news as the latest “mother takes out entire waiting room with a finger nail file” and a trip to the local police station.

That’s about enough…let’s skip the tophi…

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You are incredible Bert! He is drinking lots of water, but really needs a bowel movement, that could help as well. I can do everything but the soaking of his feet, they hurt too bad right now.  Let me get busy and I will keep you informed!!!


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Not to Worry!

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again; “Every human body on the planet is experiencing some free radical damage to one degree or another and antioxidants help to repair and prevent that damage.”

And they don’t discriminate. Antioxidants are just as good for gout in women as they are for gout in men when it comes to their anti-inflammatory qualities and benefits.

Make no mistake, maintain a healthy awareness of what you’re eating and how you’re living your life. Not only keeping your level of uric acid down but also your overall (cellular) inflammation is of critical importance. See your doctor regularly and impress him or her with how healthy you are…without all those pills!

Let Me Make It Easy for You: “Air – Water – Food”

  • If you pay attention to your breathing, two things will happen: you’ll oxygenate your blood WAY better and you’ll keep your metabolic acid waste-causing hormones under control.
  • Drinking half your body weight in ounces of good water every day is mandatory.
  • Finally, you need to EAT REAL FOOD.

Gout is really not that mysterious…when know how to KILL it!

  Remember!  Gout in women…being overly-acidic is not a gender thing.


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!