Also known as gouty arthritis, gout is a form of intensely painful and disabling inflammatory arthritis, usually involving a single joint but occasionally involving two or more joints. Gout is caused when increased levels of uric acid in your blood result in urate crystals being formed in a joint, typically your big toe.

This causes intense pain and inflammation which can often get worse at night.

Although there is no medical cure for gout and it is a chronic condition, it can be effectively treated using prescription medications and lifestyle changes recommended by health care professionals with medical licenses.

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Gout symptoms usually center around a sudden attack of severe pain in one or more joints, most commonly your big toe. Additionally, the joint may also exhibit swelling, redness, and tenderness.

Besides the big toe, other joints often affected by gout’s inflammatory arthritis include the ankles, knees, and elbows, although any joint is at risk.

Although the best treatment for gout is avoiding foods that cause flare-ups, there are useful medications that can help reduce its symptoms. The most commonly prescribed medications for gout are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs).

In a gout treatment consultation, our board-certified doctors can provide you with online prescriptions for gout medications that offer joint pain relief like indomethacin, naproxen, diclofenac, steroid-taper, colchicine, or allopurinol.

Lifestyle changes you can make to avoid gout include not eating food that contributes to gout flare-ups, drinking plenty of fluids that aren’t associated with gout, and exercising to lower the level of uric acid associated with causing gout.

Food can play a significant factor in causing and worsening gout flare-ups. Some of the foods and beverages known as gout triggers include meat (especially red meat and organ meats), seafood (especially oily seafood like clams or oysters), alcohol, and sweetened drinks.

Gout is a common condition that causes severe joint pain due to inflammation. The joints most commonly affected by gout include the big toe, ankle, knee, elbow, and wrist.

Gout is caused by a buildup of urate crystals in a joint like a toe or ankle. The crystals usually form as a result of high levels of uric acid in your body that could, in turn, be contributed to by a variety of factors, including a diet rich in meat and seafood, drinking alcohol (especially beer), drinking sweetened drinks, obesity, certain medications such as thiazide diuretics and aspirin, and genetics.

One of the best ways to avoid developing gout is to stay away from foods and drinks that contribute to it. These include meat, seafood, alcohol, and sweetened drinks.

Other preventative measures include exercising and living a healthy lifestyle that counters obesity.

In most cases, a board-certified online doctor can diagnose gout from your symptoms alone. When you attend an appointment for gout treatment online, this is most likely how your doctor will diagnose your condition.

The most common prescription for gout consists of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics like indomethacin, naproxen, diclofenac, colchicine, or allopurinol.

Not only is untreated gout incredibly painful, but the associated inflammation of a joint can also eventually lead to its erosion and destruction. This could lead to long-term pain and loss of mobility.

Some factors can increase your risk of experiencing gout, including being obese, having high blood pressure, or having kidney stones or kidney-related medical conditions.

No, gout is not the same as rheumatoid arthritis. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, gout is not an autoimmune disease.

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