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.
Patients who experience gout attacks – who suffer in agonizing pain – often resist going to the doctor. But they shouldn’t. In this conversation, Christopher Parker, DO, of the Alliance for Gout Awareness dispels myths and reassures patients they can take control of their disease.
New survey data reveals that stigma, lack of awareness and misinformation may hinder treatment for gout, a chronic disease characterized by sudden and excruciating attacks.
Despite the significant prevalence of gout in the United States, only one-third of patients are receiving urate-lowering therapy, according to data published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
A darling of Hollywood’s movie awards season is inviting discussion on an unexpected topic: gout.
Using data from 5,467 adults in the U.S. in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the years 2007-2016, researchers found that the prevalence of gout and hyperuricemia has remained at 3.9%, having doubled from the 1960s to the 1990s, corresponding to an estimated 9.2 million adults with gout in 2015-2016.
Feast like a king, and you could get gout like one too.