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Getting Rid of Gout

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Treating and Preventing Gout Attacks

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 ›

What Gout Looks Like

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?

Answer these 10 questions to test your gout knowledge.

New Medication for 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?

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

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 ›

Reference: Gout section on Better Medicine

Did You Know?

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If you're overweight, losing weight can help control gout.