Gout can be diagnosed by:
- Doctors and laboratories — the only accurate way to know whether you have gout, or whether it’s something else.
- At-home testing — certain tests done at home can make this determination with a reasonable degree of certainty.
Medical Gout Testing
If you go to the doctor with a throbbing big toe (or other joint), he or she will gather and note the following information:
- Signs – recording measurable indicators like blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature, etc.
- Symptoms – asking you to describe the pain, when it began, whether you’ve had this type of pain before, etc.
- Physical condition – examining the joint both visually and manually, as well as assessing your overall condition.
- History – asking about past and current medical history, and whether there is a family history of gout.
- Laboratory tests – ordering a blood test, urine test, and/or synovial fluid test to determine a definitive gout diagnosis.
Upon completion of the exam and tests, your doctor will make an official diagnosis.
Fast, At-Home Gout Testing
Usually a gout attacks occurs because your blood has become too acidic with uric acid. A fast, safe, and inexpensive formula to neutralize excess acidity in your bloodstream is outlined in my “Kill Your Gout NOW!” handbook.
By trying this test, you will quickly know whether or not you have gout:
- If the FORMULA works and your gout attack disappears within a few hours, you most likely have gout.
- If the FORMULA doesn’t work, and your painful attack persists, you most likely did not have gout.
+ Bottom Line: If you wake up to a large, throbbing big toe that showed up in the middle of the night, it seems to have appeared out of nowhere, and you’re having thoughts of chopping your foot off, chances are you have gout.
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