Gout Awareness Day is May 22
Gout affects more than 8 million Americans, but greater awareness and destigmatization of the condition is still needed. On May 22, join the Alliance for Gout Awareness, patient advocates and health care providers in Gout Awareness Day efforts to spread the word about gout, its debilitating effects, and gout management tips.
Here's what you can do.
Watch and share the video
Social Media Profile Pictures
Support gout patients and greater awareness by changing your social media profile picture leading up to Gout Awareness Day.
To download and share: Click an image below, then right click and choose "save image as". Choose a destination on your computer, such as your desktop or a folder, and click save. Then, post as your Facebook or Twitter profile picture as you would any other image.
Shareable Social Media Posts
Join the Gout Awareness Day conversation online using our shareable social media graphics.
To download and share: Click an image below, then right click and choose "save image as". Choose a destination on your computer, such as your desktop or a folder, and click save. Then, post to Facebook or Twitter just as you would any other image. Write a caption explaining why gout awareness is important to you.
Use these posters in your health care office or in your community.
Questions about gout management? Check out our resources for helpful information and empowerment tools.
Gout is a serious, painful disease caused by a build-up of uric acid, a waste product our bodies naturally produce. Once you have gout, there’s no getting rid of it. But there’s good news: you can take control of your gout.
Gout is a form of arthritis that leads to sudden, intense pain and swollen joints that may become red and hot.
More than 50 percent of gout attacks start in the big toe, but gout can occur in any joint. Knees, ankles, feet and fingers are other common sites.
Gout attacks often occur, without warning, in the middle of the night.