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.
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 — [...]
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) — Women who drink fructose-rich beverages such as sugar-sweetened sodas and orange juice are at increased risk for gout, a new study finds. The incidence of gout — a painful type of inflammatory arthritis — in the United States increased from 16 per 100,000 people in 1977 to 42 per 100,000 [...]
Drinking too much soda, orange juice, or other sugary drinks appears to increase the risk of developing gout, an especially painful form of arthritis, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) — Krystexxa (pegloticase) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults with gout who do not respond to, or who cannot tolerate, standard treatments. Gout results when the body produces too much uric acid, which crystallizes in the joints or soft tissue. This leads to symptoms including [...]
Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ Uloric (febuxostat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat gout, a painful condition characterized by elevated levels of uric acid that can build up in the blood, joints and soft tissue.