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Eleven Things You Need to Know About Gout

October 16, 2011 by Estella.

Causes of gout in feet
Causes of gout in feet
Dr. Sharon Oorange has written a blog post for the health and wellness website DailyStrength titled Eleven Things You Need to Know About Gout.

She states that the reason we are hearing so much about gout is that it has greatly increased in prevalence in the last 30 years. Dr Oorange goes on to list some of the most important things to know about gout, such as gout causes and gout symptoms.

She makes two important points about gout treatment:

1) Only 37% of gouty arthritis patients are taking their gout medications according to their doctor's instructions. (That number will likely increase now that generic colchicine is no longer available in the US, and the price of name brand Colcrys has soared).

2) A common mistake patients make is that symptoms of gout must resolve before they start on the gout drugs allopurinol or febuxostat, which are for prevention of gout attacks.

To read Dr. Ooranges's entire post on Daily Strength, >Click Here<.


Filed under: What is Gout, Gout Arthritis.

Tags: gout treatment, gouty arthritis, gout medications, generic colchicine, name brand colcrys, gout drugs.


Comments:

Lorraine says at 2012-04-13 11:05:18:

You mean I don't have to pay for expret advice like this anymore?!

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