How Much Do You Know About Gout And Exercise?

M.A., Health Writer
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."
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."
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Question 2 of 10

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

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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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
ATrue
BFalse
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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
AHigh blood pressure
BAbnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels
CHigh blood sugar
DFat around the abdomen or large waist measurement
EAll of them
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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
AStroke
BHeart disease
CDiabetes
DAsthma
EKidney stones and kidney disease
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Question 6 of 10

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

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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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.
AIt lowers bad cholesterol.
BIt lowers blood pressure.
CIt helps you lose weight.
DIt shakes up uric acid crystals and destroys them.
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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
ASpine
BKnee
CBig toe
DFinger
EElbow
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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.
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.
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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
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
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