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.

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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.

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Gout Specialist Network

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

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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!

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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Gout Flare Triggers

Gout triggers can differ from one person to another. Once a person identifies his or her specific triggers, gout can be easier to manage.

How much do you know about gout?

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

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 

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