10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Gout

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  1. What causes gout? Can it be cured?

  2. What can trigger a gout attack?

  3. What things (such as aspirin or beer) should I avoid to help prevent attacks?

  4. What can I do to relieve symptoms of a gout attack?

  5. What medications treat gout? How do they work? Should I be concerned about taking gout medications long term?

  6. What other treatments help relieve gout symptoms?

  7. What dietary and lifestyle changes should I make to help prevent and manage gout attacks?

  8. Will treatment allow me to return to my normal daily activities?

  9. How soon can I expect results from a specific treatment? What should I do if my pain isn’t relieved by a treatment?

  10. If gout is not treated, what other health problems can it cause?

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Reference: Gout section on Better Medicine

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