Treatments for Gout
There is no cure for gout, but most symptoms and attacks can be managed with a combination of lifestyle changes and medications. The earlier gout is detected and treated, the better it can be controlled.
The goals of treatment for gout include:
- Managing symptoms of an acute attack
- Decreasing the risk of recurrence by managing uric acid levels
- Preventing complications, such as joint or kidney damage, which can occur with recurrent attacks
Treatment options can vary by individual. Working with a healthcare team is important to help find the treatments that works best for each person.
Treatment may include the following:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments
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