Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. Gouty arthritis affects more than 9.2 million Americans, with incidence on the rise. This blog post is intended to increase your knowledge of gout flares, as well as provide guidance for avoiding recurrent gout attacks and, ultimately, the development of chronic gout.
Gout is the most common and the most painful form of inflammatory arthritis. The root cause of gout is elevated levels of uric acid that the body produces. Excess uric acid in the blood, and the buildup of uric acid crystals, can lead to an increased risk for gout attacks. There are many things that […]
While taking steps, such as following a healthy, balanced diet, staying hydrated, and getting regular exercise, research has shown that these lifestyle changes can only lower serum uric acid by so much. Making healthy dietary changes or weight loss has been shown to lower uric acid levels by only 1.0 to 2.0 mg/dL, which is […]