Getting Rid of Gout
This old disease is becoming more common, but it's highly treatable and even curable -- with the right care. If you're experiencing a gout attack, there are medications to relieve the pain. Staving off future attacks can be addressed with a combination of lifestyle adjustments and medication, if needed. Learn more about the treatment of gout ›
Gout is an extremely painful form of arthritis that occurs when a buildup of uric acid in the body results in joint inflammation. Gout can attack any of the joints, but most commonly occurs in the big toe. Gout attacks often strike at night, and can last for several days. Take a look at what gout looks like ›
How Much Do You Know About Gout?
For many people, a generic drug that prevents gout attacks works effectively. But some people can have allergic reactions to it. Luckily, there are alternatives. Read up on the variety of medications used to treat gout ›
Can You Eat to Beat Gout?
- Sodas, Juice May Increase Gout Risk
- Lowering Uric Acid Through Diet
- Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Gout
Certain foods increase uric acid levels in the body, but unfortunately, it can be difficult to change your diet enough to get rid of gout completely. Read what diet changes may ease gout symptoms ›
More Americans Suffer From Gout
- Why Gout is Largely a Man's Disease
- Gout: An Old Disease Flares Up Again
- 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Gout
Chalk up another possible consequence of the obesity epidemic: more gout. According to a new study, gout affects nearly 4% of Americans. Find out why gout is on the rise, and what you can do ›