How Much Do You Know About Gout And Exercise?

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Question 1 of 10

Which of these facts is not true?

  • ACases of gout are increasing at a rapid rate.
  • BWomen can get gout when they stop taking estrogen after menopause.
  • CGout usually isn't that painful.
  • DGout occurs at older ages in women than men.
  • EGout is "incredibly treatable."

Question 2 of 10

Gout is treatable because doctors know what causes gout and how to make a definitive diagnosis right away.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 3 of 10

If treated appropriately for several months, 95 percent of people with gout should have no ongoing problem with it.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 4 of 10

Research shows metabolic syndrome occurs more frequently in people with gout. Which of these conditions is considered a component of metabolic syndrome?

  • AHigh blood pressure
  • BAbnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels
  • CHigh blood sugar
  • DFat around the abdomen or large waist measurement
  • EAll of them

Question 5 of 10

Exercise is important because a person with gout has a 25 percent greater risk of dying a cardiovascular death than someone without. Which of these gout-related conditions is NOT helped by exercise?

  • AStroke
  • BHeart disease
  • CDiabetes
  • DAsthma
  • EKidney stones and kidney disease

Question 6 of 10

Doctors think that gout is the "prototypical disease" for which patients need exercise.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 7 of 10

Let's learn more about gout and exercise. Which is incorrect? Exercise does affect gout in good ways because:

  • AIt lowers bad cholesterol.
  • BIt lowers blood pressure.
  • CIt helps you lose weight.
  • DIt shakes up uric acid crystals and destroys them.

Question 8 of 10

Which body parts is least affected by gout? This may impact the kind of exercise you do on a particular day:

  • ASpine
  • BKnee
  • CBig toe
  • DFinger
  • EElbow

Question 9 of 10

You've got an event coming up, maybe a mud run, tennis or soccer game that you can't miss, and you feel a gout attack is imminent. The most important thing to do immediately is to:

  • ADrink lots of fruit juice.
  • BCancel your participation in the event.
  • CGo out and train super-hard right now.
  • DTreat the gout as soon as you can.
  • ELie down.

Question 10 of 10

You need quick, effective medications that don't impede your physical activity. Which of these is NOT an effective treatment option?

  • ANonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, over the counter, or prescription strength if necessary
  • BSteroids by prescription
  • CMetformin
  • DColchicine, a very potent anti-inflammatory, also by prescription