PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What can I do about my gout?

ANSWER

Talk to your doctor. He will give you medicine to keep your uric acid levels low and to try to prevent future attacks and complications.

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "Gout."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers About Gout."

MedlinePlus: "Allopurinol."

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. "Stepwise dose increase of febuxostat is comparable with colchicine prophylaxis for the prevention of gout flares during the initial phase of urate-lowering therapy: results from FORTUNE-1, a prospective, multicentre randomised study." Vol. 77, Issue 2.   

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "Gout."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers About Gout."

MedlinePlus: "Allopurinol."

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. "Stepwise dose increase of febuxostat is comparable with colchicine prophylaxis for the prevention of gout flares during the initial phase of urate-lowering therapy: results from FORTUNE-1, a prospective, multicentre randomised study." Vol. 77, Issue 2.   

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 14, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the warning signs of a gout flare-up?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.