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Tired of gout attacks. Any cure?
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Control is possible
You need an evaluation to define the correct diagnosis and if it is gout you need long term therapy to lower the uric acid in your blood - ideally below 6 mg.
Life style changes may also help. While anti-inflammatory medications can stop acute attacks, and Colchicine can help prevent attacks and sometimes used to treat acute attacks - you need urate lowering therapy long term.

In brief: Control is possible
You need an evaluation to define the correct diagnosis and if it is gout you need long term therapy to lower the uric acid in your blood - ideally below 6 mg.
Life style changes may also help. While anti-inflammatory medications can stop acute attacks, and Colchicine can help prevent attacks and sometimes used to treat acute attacks - you need urate lowering therapy long term.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Also, it is critical to assure that they are actually gouty attacks. Either aspirated crystals or x-ray changes
2 doctors agree
In brief: Control
There are medications and diet that can control gout

In brief: Control
There are medications and diet that can control gout
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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