Gout is due to hyperuricemia or high uric acid levels in the blood. The cornerstone of treatment is to lower the uric acid levels. There are medications that can be helpful but avoiding purine rich foods (such as seafood and organ meats) and other triggers, such as alcohol, are also beneficial.
A Small Favor
More than 15 years ago the Arthritis Center launched this website with the mission to bring current and accurate disease education to health care professionals and patients alike. Content on our site is generated directly by our team members. Unlike many health education websites we do not accept advertising, paid guests posts or charge for access to our site.
That’s where you come in. Your support will allow us to continue to deliver this valuable information to over 1 million visitors each year.Contribute TodayMore Ways to Give