• Treatments for Gout

    Gout cannot be cured. But, the symptoms of gout can be controlled through treatment. The goals of gout treatment are:
    • Managing symptoms
    • Preventing complications
    • Trying to decrease the risk of recurrence
    Treatment may involve the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments

    References

    American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html .

    American College of Rheumatology website. Available at: http://www.rheumatology.org/ .

    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ .

    The Merck Manual of Medical Information. 17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc; 2000.

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