develops after a number of years of buildup of
uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding
tissue. You probably won't know that you have an elevated uric acid level in
your blood until you have had your first gout attack.
But you can help prevent
or reduce the severity of future gout attacks. To learn more, see Home Treatment.
Because there is no cure for osteoarthritis (OA), medications focus on pain relief. If you have OA, consider the following risks and benefits of different pain relievers to make the decision that is best for you.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 30, 2014
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