Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints (particularly the big toe). Gout symptoms include warmth, pain, swelling, redness, and extreme tenderness of the affected joints, as well as chills and fever.
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A drug often used to treat gout may reduce the risk of premature death in patients with this common form of arthritis, according to a new study. Previous research has associated gout with an increased risk of early death. This study examined how allopurinol — the most widely used [...]
WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — CT scans can help detect gout that’s been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests. Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. The standard test — called needle aspiration — involves taking fluid [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) — More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, and almost half of them can’t perform normal daily activities because of the disease, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Aging and obesity are the chief culprits behind this growing health problem, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and [...]
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) — The big toe is not the biggest culprit in gout flare-ups, contrary to popular belief, a new study reports. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that people with the highest risk of repeated cases of gout are those whose gout first appears in other joints, such [...]
THURSDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) — Over the past two decades, the number of American adults with the painful joint disease gout has soared to 8.3 million, a new study finds. The study’s authors blame the rise in gout — an inflammatory form of arthritis triggered by a buildup of uric acid in the joints — [...]