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.
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.