Gout Patient Education & Resources

Gout is an inflammatory form of arthritis that can come and go. Some people will experience a gout attack only once, while others will have recurring symptoms. Learn how it's treated and what you can do to control it.

Everyone’s experience living with gout is different, but having information, resources and support can help you navigate your journey with this disease, whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or you’re a veteran of this disease. Explore this site to learn more about gout and what to expect when you’re diagnosed, as well as treatments and how to conquer everyday challenges. You’ll find support from others living with gout, ways to stay active and manage your disease, opportunities to advocate for yourself and others – so you can say Yes to living with gout.

In 2022, about 250,000 new cases of gout will be diagnosed in North America

Men over 40 and post-menopausal women are at the greatest risk of developing gout.

Men are 3 times more likely to develop gout than women.

Managing a Gout Flare

Gout flares are unexpected and painful. Here’s how to get a handle on them.

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What Role Does Diet Play in Gout Management?

Learn what role diet plays in gout management and other steps that need to be taken to help stop gout attacks.

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Guidelines for Treating Gout

Updated gout recommendations for medications and lifestyle are based on new evidence.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor When You Have Gout

Ask your health care team these questions to better understand your gout and how to manage it.

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News & Stories

Gout and Supplements: What You Need to Know

Here's what you should know about supplements to ease gout symptoms.

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Gout Is No Joke

Misinformation and shaming may prevent people from getting appropriate care.

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Jim Klososky's Gout Journey

After living with gout for 30 years, Jim Klososky realizes how neglecting treatment has cost him.

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Living Well With Gout

Why is My Gout Not Getting Better?

Make sure you really have gout if you aren’t responding to therapy. Learn about gout’s possible mimics.

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Gout Diet Dos and Don'ts

Maintaining a balanced diet, low in uric acid, is critical for lowering the risk of a gout attack. Learn which foods and beverages you should eat and which ones to avoid.

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Is It Rheumatoid Arthritis or Gout?

Learn the difference between gout and rheumatoid arthritis – symptoms, causes and treatments.

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Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition

Pseudogout comes on suddenly and causes intense pain in one or more joints.

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Fasting and Gout | Arthritis Foundation

Learn about the link between fasting and this inflammatory form of arthritis

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How Fat Affects Gout

Excess weight increases your risk of gout and health problems that go along with it.

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Help & Support

Get the Help You Need

Our experienced Helpline team understands Gout and is here to answer your questions. Call or email us for help in English or Spanish.

Arthritis Foundation Helpline

Recently Diagnosed?

If you were recently diagnosed, you may feel overwhelmed and alone. Get tips that can help you manage your disease.

Helpful Tips & Resources

Get Connected with a Community

Connecting with others in your local community who understand what it's like to live with arthritis is life-changing. Find a connect group near you to make new friends, share tips and get support.

Living Well With Gout

Learn all about gout and get the best management strategies for you in these in-person events.


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