Gout is a lifelong disease – but with the right treatment plan, gout and its symptoms can be better managed, or even completely controlled.
Once you are diagnosed with gout, medications can help you manage pain and lower your uric acid for the long term.
Your lifestyle choices can make a difference in keeping future gout attacks at bay. Steps for Living Healthy with Gout, such as avoiding triggers; monitoring your uric acid levels; eating a well-balanced diet that eliminates or reduces high purine foods and drinks; avoiding high-fructose corn syrup additives; and exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight, are lifestyle cornerstones.
Your medical professional will work with you to determine a treatment plan that is tailored for you.