For patients with gout, getting answers to frequently asked questions can be hard to find. From symptoms to diagnosis, risk factors to disease monitoring, lifestyle tips to long term impact, we’ve produced six videos to provide patients with the tools needed to make informed treatment decisions and independently weigh risks and benefits of their choices.
What is Gout? An Introduction to Gouty Arthritis
This video covers the what, why, and how of Gout. It discusses the role of uric acid in the development of gout and the risk factors associated with this. Symptoms of gout and how this is diagnosed are presented.
Living with Gout – Lifestyle Recommendations
This video discusses the risk factors for gout. We identify triggers for gout attacks and what can be done to self-manage gout.
The Gout Diet and the Importance of Eating the Right Foods
A healthy well balanced diet should be the goal for people living with gout. We discuss foods to avoid and foods to increase. A sample meal plan is described.
Longterm Impact of Gout – Chronic Gout Implications
Gout is not just a one-time event. It can be prolonged and chronic, affecting organs other than the joints. We discuss the stages of Gout and the long-term complications that arise from this disease when left untreated.
Acute Gout Treatment – How You Can Relieve the Sudden Onset of Pain
When a Gout flare occurs, there is much swelling and pain of the joints. This video discusses the treatment options that are available for such an event and prevention for future attacks.
Chronic Gout Treatment – The Second Phase of Treating Gout
Effective treatment of Gout entails lowering down the uric acid levels. How we do this with therapy, and the available medications, are presented in this video.