|Gout is a painful form of inflammatory arthritis caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. Untreated, it can lead to permanent joint damage and destruction of tissue. Today, more than 8.3 million Americans are living with gout – a number that has increased sevenfold over the past five decades. Unfortunately, just 10 percent of gout sufferers are getting needed, ongoing treatment.
In an effort to raise awareness about the severity of gout and further explore the connection between gout and diet, GUAES is encouraging those who have gout to participate in an online study supported by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. If you have gout, please take a few minutes to answer the survey questions here.
Go For Six
Learn more about the importance of managing your uric acid level and access tools.
How Much Do You Know About Gout?
Take this quick, interactive quiz to put your gout knowledge to the test.
Patient Education Kit
Learn more about how to manage your gout and enhance the quality of your life.
Hear testimonials from gout sufferers and learn more from medical professional experts.
Check out this month's featured gout cartoon, inked by artist Shaun Boland.