Gout: Pain You Can Live Without
August 13, 2017
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can come on quickly and be quite painful. It has afflicted humans for thousands of years but is becoming more and more common because of Western diets and lifestyles.
In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Science Center family medicine expert Dr. Angela Cade answers questions about treating and avoiding gout.
- What exactly is gout?
- When the pain begins and you suspect gout, how do you know that it really is gout and not some other disease?
- What is uric acid and how does it cause problems in the body?
- What are the signs and symptoms of gout?
- Gout was once called "the disease of kings." Why?
- The incidence of gout has increased over the past 20 years. Why is this so?
- Gout affects men significantly more often that women. Why?
- Is a diagnosis of gout something that is treated with medication or is it treated by other means?
- Is gout an indication of other health problems?
- Is gout curable?
- The subtitle of this segment is "Pain We Can Live Without." How do we avoid gout altogether?