Can Financial Woes Trigger Gout Flares?

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By Nancy Carteron, MD, FACR, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, University of California, Berkeley, and Board Member, HealthWell Foundation About one in five people living with gout admit that nothing is more painful than a gout flare. Beyond the pain associated with gout, is known to impact the quality of one’s life, causing people to miss […]

Gout In The Foot? But Where Else?

Gout in the foot - Symptom foot pain and numbness in feet of adult women or ache from bunion disease or plantar

More often than not, gout will affect the foot, presenting symptoms in a joint that is red, swollen, hot to the touch, and extremely painful.

The Sweet Pain of Gout

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Gout is commonly associated with obesity and the over-indulgence of foods and alcohol. Indeed, gout was common in Europe between the 17th and 19th centuries where it affected primarily royalty and the wealthy, and the affliction of gout was often the subject of satire.

Foods to Avoid with Gout

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Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. It is a life-long disease that requires ongoing treatment and management.