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How Much Do You Really Know About Gout?

Put your gout knowledge to the test with this quick, 10-question quiz — and be sure to visit GoutEducation.org to learn more about gout and the steps you can take to manage symptoms and avoid painful attacks down the road.

1. Gout is a form of [blank]?

A) Skin conditionB) Inflammatory arthritisC) SprainD) Diabetes

2. What are the classic symptoms of a gout attack?

A) Moderate to severe chest painB) Mild pain or tingling in a jointC) Sudden onset of excruciating pain and swelling in a jointD) Fever and rapid weight gain

3. How is a gout diagnosis confirmed?

A) Extracting synovial fluid from the affected jointB) Blood testC) Ultrasounds, MRIs and CT ScansD) Physical examinationE) Both A and C

4. True or False: Gout can be cured.

A) TrueB) False

5. Which of the following can contribute to an increased risk for gout?

A) Hyperuricemia (elevated uric acid level above 6.8 mg/dL)B) A family history of goutC) Other health conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney diseaseD) Eating foods that are high in fructoseE) All of the above

6. What percentage of gout sufferers are receiving needed, ongoing treatment?

A) 10%B) 30%C) 50%D) 90%

7. Untreated, gout can lead to [blank].

A) Permanent joint and tissue damageB) Kidney stonesC) DiabetesD) Heart problemsE) All of the above

8. Which of the following is not a good practice for someone who has been diagnosed with gout?

A) Monitor uric acid levels regularly, with a goal of keeping it below 6 mg/dLB) Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body weightC) Eat a diet that is low in purines and fructoseD) Eat a diet that is high in proteinE) Limit alcohol intake

9. Which of the following can help to decrease the pain of a gout attack?

A) Drinking alcoholB) ExercisingC) Taking colchicine or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugD) All of the above

10. Last question! What are the most important steps in treating and managing gout?

A) Getting a correct diagnosisB) Adhering to a medication planC) Living an overall, healthy lifestyleD) Monitoring/controlling other health conditionsE) Communicating with your doctor on an ongoing basisF) All of the above
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