There are more than one hundred types of arthritis, but gout is among the most common and the most painful. Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood, a condition called hyperuricemia. In addition to causing excruciating attacks, if left untreated, the excess uric acid builds up into deposits. These tophi can […]
There’s an ongoing research boom and more treatments than ever before, yet the battle against gout continues to be hampered by an information gap.
After years of searching for reliable information and a network of fellow gout patients to share his experience, Gary Ho launched his own online support group with the help of his rheumatologist, Christopher Parker, DO. Now, the duo is further expanding their efforts.
Painful and challenging to live with, gout has become the focus of a new surge in research.
Gout and kidney disease can be a lethal combination.
The father of medicine, Hippocrates, did not know that uric acid causes inflammatory arthritis in the joints known as gout. But even 2,500 years ago, before the disease had a name, he noted men’s particular vulnerability to the disease.
If seeing is believing, then it’s no wonder gout is so misunderstood. Film and television often misrepresent the condition, a new study found.
Gout has quickly become a problem of global proportion.
As a boy I would see my grandfather in his worn recliner, foot elevated, with his big toe as red as an apple. One day I asked him what happened, and he joked, “Don’t you know? I’m royalty. I have the king’s disease.”
New research offers a ray of hope for people living with uncontrolled gout.