Kick Gout In the Acid!
The Gout Education Society is a nonprofit organization of health care professionals dedicated to raising awareness of gout arthritis, with the aim of improving the overall quality of care and minimizing the burden of gout.
Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. If gout is left untreated, it can lead to permanent bone, joint and tissue damage.
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With gout on the rise, it is essential that all patients, especially those touched by gout, are knowledgeable about this serious disease. You can always learn more from your doctor during regular visits. Take a stand on gout!
Did you know?
Today, more than 9.2 million Americans are living with gout—a number that is on the rise. Unfortunately, just 10 percent of people with gout are getting needed, ongoing treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have questions about gout and its symptoms. Here are some popular questions about gout, its causes, symptoms, and treatments!
Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. It is caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints that can lead to painful flares. Gout often begins in the big toe, but can affect any joint. Untreated, it can cause permanent joint damage, deformities and more. Read more