Once an accurate diagnosis is established, therapies for flare treatment and urate-lowering medications can begin. Patients should also be encouraged to live a gout-friendly lifestyle by taking steps such as exercising regularly and monitoring their diets.
If the patient has other comorbid conditions associated with gouty arthritis, such as cardiovascular disease, renal disease or diabetes, the treatment plan may need to be altered.
Did you know?
- 7 out of 10 adults don’t know gout is a form of arthritis.
- 3 out of 4 don’t know the parts of the body gout affects.
- Only 1 in 5 thinks of gout as a serious condition.
- Only 1 in 5 with gout recognize the link between gout and other comorbidities, including obesity, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease.
- 1 in 3 with gout incorrectly thinks that gout can be completely avoided simply by avoiding certain foods.