Jim Belushi on Living With Gout

Arthritis, Featured Article, Healthy Living
on November 20, 2012

Gout is the most common form of arthritis in men over age 40, and it is increasingly found in women after menopause. Gout is caused by excess uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is the natural result of the body breaking down molecules, those purines which are found in things we eat, and can be higher in certain foods and beverages. Unfortunately, such traditional holiday fare as red meat, shellfish, pâté, sugary drinks and alcohol can trigger a gout attack. (Not to mention, of course, the dreaded stalks of asparagus.)

The symptoms of a gout attack include redness and swelling in the joints, and can occur in any joint of the body. Eight million Americans including actor and performer Jim Belushi have gout and, in recent years, the incidence of gout has increased drastically. Indeed, while Belushi was making millions of people laugh on his hit show, According to Jim, he was dealing with this chronic disease, which is certainly no laughing matter. Click here to read more about how Jim Belushi deals with his gout diagnosis.

  • Joan A. Sok

    Last 2 weeks, I’ve noticed pain on my big joints. It was intermittent, but it brings unbearable and uncomfortable sensation. The pain was excruciating every time I woke up early in the morning. Sometimes, I can’t walk and even stand. I was so embarrassed why I got this disease. Before it gets worse, I consulted my doctor and he gave me Naturesupplies Arthritis Joint Gout that reduces inflammation in joints and prevents damage to the cartilage and joints. He also suggested me to use cherry juice and apple cider vinegar for relieving my gout in a short period of time. I also apply regular exercise and have a proper diet.