Gout in Young People? Is It Possible?

It’s amazing to me how gout in children and teenagers seems to be on the rise. I’ve now had some interaction with a young guy in his 20s, tell me he first got gout when he was 17! Amazing – it brings a whole new perspective to what is gout. And I’ve had dozens of people telling me about how they first got gout in their 20s, and countless others that have reported getting gout in their 30s…me included. I got my first gout attack when I was 38.

This one jumped out at me because I’ve been so surprised by how much gout in children there is out there – check out this article from CBS Philly:

Doctors Seeing Rise Of Gout In Younger People

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A growing number of younger people are being diagnosed with gout, a painful foot condition that usually strikes older people. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is here with more.

It’s described as sudden excruciating pain that often strikes at night. Gout is a painful form of arthritis. Now, increasing numbers of younger people are suffering with gout, and doctors want to get the word out.

At 40, Bob Fratto thought he sprained his foot.

“It started out as a small pain in my big toe. It progressed into my ankle, making it impossible to walk at times. I even used a crutch for a week,” said Bob.

Doctors finally diagnosed gout, a painful problem for a growing number of younger people. Experts aren’t sure why.

“I’m seeing a fair amount of gout in people who are 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. I’d say over the last three to four years, [rather] than for example, when I was training most of the gout was in 60’s, 70’s, 80 year old patients,” said Dr. Fotious Koupouras, an Arthritis Specialist.

With gout, something called uric acid builds up in the joints and forms crystals. These cause pain and swelling, typically in the big toe.

“Gout is one of the most painful arthritis conditions known. Individuals who get multiple attacks of gout lose work. These people have difficulty ambulating. We think diet plays a large role for why younger patients are getting gout,” said Dr. Koupouras.

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Thanks Bert for getting back to me so fast.  My gout is subsiding now and I am working on your program.   I am feeling better about myself and the getting the gout out of my life is a bonus.  I am 52 and had my 1st attack 7 years ago and the last 3 attacks in the last year.  So I can see as I read in you book that it only gets worse if I don’t stop it now.  I am an avid fisherman and lobsterman, and don’t want to give up any of my hobbies.

Thanks for your help,
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Why Are We Seeing Gout In Children And Teenagers?

The article touched on it then steered us to the drugs . . . of course. But my experience, research, and findings are showing that gout in children and gout in teenagers is not limited to just the Standard American Diet (SAD) diet, but also an over-abundance of living in the middle of so much toxic crap in general.

I’ve spent a lot of time and effort pointing people in the direction of being more aware of their environments; what’s in the air they’re breathing, the water they’re drinking, and the chemicals/substances/hormones they’re making inside their bodies from the crazy stressful lives their living.

The fake, toxic, “edible food-like substances” we get these days is a no-brainer. Just say NO to crap and kill that gout!

  Remember!  Gout in children and teenagers is unnecessary.