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Almost half of people with gout say they can't imaging anything more painful than a flare -- yet, only 10% of people with gout are receiving the treatment they need.

Diagnosing Gout

Gout incidence is at an all-time high – but unfortunately, many people with gout are not receiving effective treatment. In fact, 2 out of 3 gout patients aren't happy with how their physician is treating it. During a gout flare, many people attempt to tough out their symptoms with home remedies – or they make frequent trips to the emergency room to manage pain.

A wide range of health professionals – including primary care physicians, ER physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons and gynecologists – treat gout patients, so there are often inconsistencies in gout diagnosis and treatment that can affect patient outcome.

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