Gout is Out of Control, but it Doesn’t Need to Be

More than 8 million Americans live with gout (that's the entire population of New York City), and a new survey of 1,000 gout patients and 500 caregivers of gout patientssuggests that for many, it's a disease that's out of control. Gout is caused by high serum uric acid (or sUA) levels in the blood, which can lead to painful flares, particularly in extremities, such as big toes and fingers. It can also occur in ankles, feet, hands, wrists and knees. And it hurts like a $*@!.

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