Want Fewer or No Gout Attacks? The Key May Be a Different Conversation with Your Doctor
You and/or your doctor may sometimes give gout low priority during appointments compared with other chronic diseases that seem more serious. You may not tell your doctor about gout attacks because you feel guilty, thinking that you might have caused them. But your doctor is your partner in managing gout and reducing the number of attacks you have. So talking honestly about gout with your doctor is important.
Doctor-patient communication plays an important role in the quality of health care. Improving how you discuss gout with your doctor could be one way to help improve your care.
View and download the Let’s Speak Gout patient tool that provides ways to improve the conversation with your doctor, tips and questions to help you self-advocate during visits, a gout attack tracker and helpful information about gout and uric acid.
These resources will help you optimize your next visit with your doctor!