I have read that your kidney must be 85% dead before you can have gout. I personally do not believe a word of this, because I 100% believe the kidney can be alive and well again.
It is an acid problem from the loss of kidney function, heart and entire body suffers from the same, but you feel the gout more. Drugs are not an answer for a body that already is hurt.
I suggest you read my web site, then the Christopher books, Dr. Mom, Clark and many, many others until the day comes you say to your self, MAN I WANT TO LIVE and LOVE MY LIFE and I am not going to consume anything harmful again, or at least until I am well.
You will see I have a theory for all, called clean alkaline blood, obtain this and all your problems will fade away. What's your poison? Only you know and by reading it is easy to see what needs eliminated.
STOP the cause and you have done the most you can in ever case. AKA habits.
The cure cost practically nothing, because to change habits normal cost no more than the old habits did. Please read a little on the web site or a Christopher book or dvd, etc. and see what natural health is all about and then know gout in self created just like all diseases are and easily removed by choice.