June 3, 2021
The father of medicine, Hippocrates, did not know that uric acid causes inflammatory arthritis in the joints known as gout. But even 2,5000 years ago, before the disease had a name, he noted men’s particular vulnerability to the disease.
May 21, 2021
Many people have heard of gout. They may even know that it’s a form of inflammatory arthritis that usually attacks joints. But it’s doubtful they know that 9 million Americans suffer from it. Or how painful and debilitating attacks can be.
March 9, 2021
If seeing is believing, then it’s no wonder gout is so misunderstood. Film and television often misrepresent the condition, a new study found.
February 11, 2021
Joints become red, swollen and painful. For people with gout, these are telltale signs of an attack. But research suggests gout patients should also watch for signs of another event – a heart attack.
December 1, 2020
Gout has quickly become a problem of global proportion.
August 13, 2020
As a boy I would see my grandfather in his worn recliner, foot elevated, with his big toe as red as an apple. One day I asked him what happened, and he joked, “Don’t you know? I’m royalty. I have the king’s disease.”
July 21, 2020
New research offers a ray of hope for people living with uncontrolled gout.
June 9, 2020
As a high school athlete, I was always pushing protein. I didn’t pay attention to balanced nutrition. I just ate whatever I could to down 200 grams of protein each day.
March 5, 2020
When it comes to suggestions for managing gout, anyone living with the condition is sure to receive an endless stream of mixed messages.
January 14, 2020
There’s no reason to jeopardize your health or live in misery when gout can effectively be treated.