Gout Education Society

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.

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Medical professionals can learn more about optimizing touch points and common myths by watching the latest webinar.

New Webinar: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Gout.

Recently, a panel of experts from several practice areas convened to discuss the importance of collaborative care in managing gout. Collaborative treatment across the variety of practice areas that see those with gout ensures cohesive care for those afflicted, mitigating connected health issues such as CKD, diabetes and heart disease.

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Gout Specialist Network

Find a specialist who meets your specific needs based on your location and requirements. Search for nearby specialists treating gout. Browse through our community of professionals, and contact your preferred gout specialist.

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What is 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. An attack of gout will cause pain and last longer if left untreated.

Education Library Resources - Take a Stand on Gout- Implications of the ACR Guidelines for Gout Management

Gout Education Library

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!

Treat Gout Promptly to Avoid Joint Damage and Tophi

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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Gout is Serious

It’s important to know that during a gout attack, a person experiences sudden and severe episodes of pain, warmth, and swelling in one or more joints. While gout symptoms often begin in the big toe, a gout attack can spread to the feet, ankle, wrists, hands, and elbows and cause permanent joint damage.

Can You Spot a Symptom of Gout?

Take this quick interactive quiz to put your gout knowledge to the test. 

Gout Education Survey

Please answer the following eight questions about your health to help us best tailor relevant content and materials. This survey may take up to two minutes to complete.