7 Gout Treatment & 3 Recommendations to Reduce the Burden of the Disease

10) Maintaining a healthy weight

As with other types of arthritis, it is essential to maintain a healthy weight in gout. Obesity is known to cause chronic inflammation in the body, which is one of the leading causes of gout. If you are overweight, losing some weight will not only help you to prevent gout but also improve the symptoms of arthritis. Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This recommendation may help reduce pain, increase joint mobility, strengthen your muscles, and boost energy levels.

Conclusion

Gout treatment features different steps and recommendations, depending on whether you’re in the middle of a gout attack or it has already been resolved. It is different if you have frequent flare-ups or experienced one for the first time. There are very specific guidelines to treat gout, and only doctors should make the appropriate decisions to know where to start in your case.

References

There Are Updated Treatment Guidelines for Gout and Here’s What You Should Know About Them. PUBLISHED 05/22/20 BY BARBARA BRODY.

Gout and Pseudogout Guidelines. Updated: Jul 12, 2022. Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD.

Management of Gout. This guideline outlines the acute management of gout with brief guidance on long-term management. For further details search for the ‘Acute and Chronic Gout Management’ guideline on the NHSGGC Clinical Directory.