Drugs that lower uric acid levels are an effective (and inexpensive) treatment for gout. But not enough people use them. Here’s why you should consider them, and stick with them long term.
Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Rheumatologist Chad Deal, MD, fields this one about uric acid levels.
Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Rheumatologist Chad Deal, MD, fields this one about gout.
You’ve heard that decadent desserts can trigger a gout attack. Do you really have to steer clear of sweets to control your gout? Discover the truth from rheumatologist Scott Burg, DO.
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When you seek help for an aching knee, shoulder or other joint, one of the first things a doctor will do is try to see which of the two major types of arthritis you have. Three questions help give them the answer.
Learn more about this distinctive form of arthritis. Find out who’s at risk, and how to prevent and manage flare-ups. We’ll also reveal the facts and the fiction about gout.
We’ve gotten much more aggressive in how we monitor and treat gout, a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis. Here’s how you can take an active role in managing your condition.
The holiday season comes with little indulgences. But when you have gout, you must be smart to make sure those little indulgences do not turn into big flare-ups.
A decades-old medication used to treat gout has taken on a new life in preventing multiple episodes (greater than 2) of recurrent pericarditis. But with its new name comes a hefty price increase. Attendees at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session and Expo heard a report on the CORP-2 trials. The trials … Read More
The roots of diet myths about gout run deep. It was once known as the “disease of kings” because people associated it with the “rich” diet of the wealthy.