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What Men Should Know about Gout

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 […]

Narrowing the Gout Information Gap

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.

Countering a Lack of Information and Loss of Hope for Gout Patients

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.

How Men Can Grapple with Gout

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.

Living with the “King’s Disease”

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.”