Patients experiencing a gout attack may get more than they bargained for at the emergency room.
Gout is more severe and difficult to treat in patients with a history of kidney transplantation (KT) than in those without a KT history, a new study suggests.
Being diagnosed with gout can spring a number of surprises on people. They must first come to understand the nature of the disease, which occurs due to uric acid build-up in the joints. Then they must separate the myths (natural remedies like cherry juice can cure the disease) from the facts (gout can be managed successfully – but not cured), and that requires seeing a health care provider, typically a gout specialist, and following a prescribed treatment path).
Gout is a painful condition that can attack anytime, anywhere. Most people think it’s just some pain that guys experience in their foot once in a while. But it’s actually a metabolic disorder wherein the body is unable to process uric acid properly.
To some, gout sounds like a medieval condition consigned to the history books; the name has an almost comical ring to it. In reality, gout is incredibly painful and surprisingly common. Here, we ask why no one is talking about gout.
Whoever coined the old adage that “ignorance is bliss” clearly wasn’t thinking of gout.
The causes, symptoms and treatments for this common form of arthritis.