Harlan,

I don't think it is the same. And I do suffer from gout, very painful. Gout forms on the joints and is uric acid, which I don't think is the same as calcium. And i don't believe you can relieve gout with surgery. Ya more or less have to deal with it. Some contributors are being overweight, eat alot of fish (high protein foodds) and drink a lot.
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