Absolute: Stress causes gout!
There is no doubt that stress causes gout attacks. If I was to have a heated disagreement/argument over a certain policy that I feel strong about with co-workers I will almost definitiely get gout within a 24 to 48 hour preiod!
thanks to Uloric, which I can take after suffering from gout for 22 years (bad side effects from allopurinol)I can for the first time go without an attack for say 8 months...but...should I get upset and angry due to a feeling of injustice or not valued after I have over-performed on my job, get hassled or have others resent it, jealousy etc...it upsets me emotionally and I will get usually a small attack that last for a couple of days, even with an almost vegetarian diet and less white wine...even while on the Uloric...the emotional stress will cause gout! 22 years of my own conscious, sensitive proof!