All Gout Articles

Slideshow Gout Basics

Joint Pain, Inflammation, and Other Symptoms

Intense pain and inflammation—usually in your big toe—are some of the first symptoms of a gout attack. What other signs and symptoms should you look for, and how do you know if you have chronic gout?

NSAIDs, Colchicine, and Other Medications for Gout

Some medications help reduce symptoms of a gout attack, while others help prevent attacks. Read this article to learn more about gout medications.

How to Live With Gout

Although you can’t predict when a gout attack will occur, there are several things you can do prevent an attack. Developing a healthy lifestyle is one of these things. Learn what lifestyle tips can help prevent gout.

Healthy Eating When Considering Gout

Is there really such a thing as a gout diet? Not really, but there are certain foods that can help prevent gout attacks. On the other hand, there are certain foods—namely those high in purines—that you should avoid. Learn what to eat and what not to eat for gout.

A Buildup of Uric Acid in the Blood

Gout is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the blood. But what leads to this buildup? Read this article to learn more about gout causes and risk factors.

How Do I Treat Gout?

Treatments for gout attacks are mainly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Preventing gout attacks involves maintaining low uric acid levels with lifestyle treatments and medications.

How to Diagnose Gout?

Diagnosing gout requires removing synovial fluid from the joint with a needle. It does hurt, but it is quick. Synovial fluid diagnosing is the gout gold standard, but there is another method.

Essentials on Gout Causes and Symptoms

Gout attacks hurt. Learn about this arthritis condition that's caused by uric acid build up in the joints.