WHAT IS GOUT?

Gout is a form of arthritis that is caused by having too much uric acid in the body. Typically, the body passes uric acid out, but when this does not occur it builds up, collects in your joints in the form of crystals and the Gout systems react and flare up.

SYMPTOMS OF GOUT

  • Pain in joints
  • Swelling of joints
  • Skin is red and warm
  • Joints feel stiff

TREATMENT OF GOUT

Gout can become worse over the course of time if left untreated. It is treatable with medication and diet, with exercise and weight loses also being helpful. Your healthcare provider can create a plan for you, so seek their care upon seeing symptoms.