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.

Newly Diagnosed - Gout

Managing Gout So It Won’t Manage You

Gary Ho lived with excruciatingly painful gout attacks and progressive damage starting when he was in his 20s — so young that doctors refused to believe it was gout. Since a rheumatologist finally gave him a correct diagnosis and treatment, Gary has been committed to helping others going through similar struggles. Hear his experience and advice for others who are newly diagnosed.

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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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