Gout Prevention Dyer IN

A by-product of protein metabolism called uric acid causes gout. At high concentrations in the blood it forms crystals, which end up in the joints, typically the big toe, causing razor-like pain and redness. Read on for more information on dealing with gout.

Dr. Timothy K. Durnin - Medical Director
(708) 466-9994
1120 Barrington Ct.
Schererville, IN
Business
Lansing Chiropractic Clinic and Complete Well
Specialties
Chiropractic, Family Practice/Chiropractic/Internal Medicine/Orthopaedics/Occupational Rehabilitation/Acupuncture/Addictionology/Laser Therapy.
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We are in 99% of all PPO's and indemnity plans, they are too numerous to list
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: St. James Olympia Fields Hospital
Residency Training: Sacred Heart Hospital/OFOMC/Salvation Army Clinic/National Collage of Chiropratic
Medical School: National University of Health Science formally NCC/ U of M/ EIU/ Roosevelt University, 1991
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Chirropratic Association Illinois Chiropractic Society American Association of Spine Physicians AOPA Lansing Chamber of Commerce Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Fraternity Presidential Cabinet Member National University of Health Sciences CPA AR
Awards: Who's Who in America, AASP, Chiropractor of the Year 2001, Presidential Cabinet Member National University of Health Sciences, Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Fraternity
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Daniel Surowiec, DPM, MS
(219) 322-8894
2001 South US Highway 41
Schererville, IN
Business
Centers For Foot And Ankle Care
Specialties
Podiatry
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Anthum, Aetna, Humana, Cigna, PHCS, Wausau, Celtic, ISPAT, Sagamore, United Health Care, Unicare and many others
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Saint Margaret Mercy Hospital South Campus
Residency Training: Whittier Hospital Medical Center, Whittier California
Medical School: Dr. Wm. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 2001
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Podiatric Medical Association Indiana Podiatric Medical Association
Languages Spoken: English

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Absolute Chiropractic
(219) 365-4777
9161 Wicker Ave
St. John, IN

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Foot & Ankle Clinics Of America - Highland
(219) 922-0510
3100 45th Ave
Highland, IN

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Dr. Timothy K. Durnin B.S./D/C AASP
(708) 895-3228
18037 Torrence Ave
Lansing, IL
Business
Lansing Chiropractic Clinic and Medical Welln
Specialties
Chiropractic, Full Board certified Medical and Chiropractic Staff Hospital affiliations specializing in primary care with emphasis on spine issues such as herniated disc and headaches. Acupuncture, massage, whirlpool, physical therapy, Laser therapy, all modalities. D
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most including BC/BS, Etna and just about every plan available.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital/ South Suburban Hospital/Thorak Hospital
Residency Training: Chicago General Health Services/ Sacred Heart Hospital
Medical School: National University of Health Sciences, 1991
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Illinois Chiropractic Society American Chiropractic Society American Association of Spinal Surgeons and Physicians National Honor Society President Emeritus NUHS
Awards: Doctor of the year award 2001, Who's Who in America President Emeritus National University of Health Sciences
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Spine Institute of Schererville
(219) 864-5700
833 W Lincoln Hwy
Schererville, IN

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David Ray, DPM
(219) 322-8894
2001 South US Highway 41
Schererville, IN
Business
Centers For Foot And Ankle Care
Specialties
Podiatry
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Anthum, ISPAT, Cigna, Humana, Sagamore, Wausau, Mutual of Omaha, PHCS, Aetna, United Health Care, Unicare and many others
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Munster Community Hospital
Residency Training: Baptist Memorial Hospital - Germantown, Tennessee
Medical School: Dr. Wm. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1989
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Podiatric Medical Association Indiana Podiatric Medical Association
Languages Spoken: English

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Foot & Ankle Clinics Of America - Munster
(219) 836-3112
9134 Columbia Ave
Munster, IN

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Frankfort Foot & Ankle Clinic - Bruce W. Smit
(708) 672-5100
24560 S Kings Rd
Crete, IL

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Suburban Chiropractic and Rehab LTD
(708) 746-6081
18525 Torrence Ave
Lansing, IL

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Ask the Doctor - Gout

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By Mark Hyman, MD


Q My husband has been bothered by a tender big toe, which he attributes to arthritis. I think the rich food he loves has given him gout. How can we find out?


Gout is an ancient malady brought on by overindulgence. Charles Dickens wrote about it, and Rembrandt painted roly-poly characters with big red toes eating and drinking to excess. It is a totally preventable lifestyle disease.

A by-product of protein metabolism called uric acid causes gout. At high concentrations in the blood it forms crystals, which end up in the joints, typically the big toe, causing razor-like pain and redness.

Some people have genetic problems with uric acid metabolism, but most gout suffers bring the problem on themselves.

Most people don’t realize, however, that gout may presage a much more serious problem—insulin resistance or pre-diabetes. You can find out if you have gout by getting a blood test for uric acid, but you shouldn’t stop there. You should have a two-hour insulin and glucose tolerance test, which measures glucose and insulin levels after fasting and one and two hours after consuming a sugar drink. These will let you know if you have more serious problems.

Your husband faces some simple choices: He can keep enjoying his rich food, suffer from gout, get diabetes, be at risk for premature heart disease, cancer, and dementia, and take a medication such as colchicine, allopurinol, or indomethacin with significant side effects; or he can stop eating refined flour and sugar, cut out red meat, organ meats, and alcohol, and get more exercise to improve blood sugar metabolism.

While he’s waiting for his lifestyle changes to have effect, he can take cherry extract 2 to 3 three times a day for an acute attack or twice a day for long-term prevention.

Author: Mark Hyman, MD

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