Your doctor will ask you about your medications, diet, alcohol use and about any family history of gout. Your doctor will examine you, and will look at your painful joints and search your skin for tophi.
Your doctor may use a sterile needle to remove a sample of fluid from your inflamed joint. This joint fluid will be examined in a laboratory for microscopic uric acid crystals, which confirm the diagnosis of gouty arthritis. Your doctor also may order blood tests to measure the level...Read more
Gout is a type of arthritis that affects the joints, tendons, and other bodily tissues. Even as the medical condition is more common... Read more »
Question: I suffer from gout, are there foods that I should avoid? Heather Reese: The most effective treatment for gout is medication;... Read more »
What is Gout? Gout is a painful condition caused by deposits of excess uric acid, in the form of crystals, in the joints and/or soft... Read more »
The number of gout victims nowadays is quite significant. The main suspect? The food that people include in their diet; the food we guzzle... Read more »