Gout Treatment and Prevention
Non-drug preventions for gout include weight loss, blood pressure control, reduce alcohol intake, and avoiding diets rich in meat and seafood. Current drugs for gout treatment are categorized into acute gout management and chronic gout management. Medications for acute gout management are primarily used to control symptoms such as joint pain and inflammation during acute gout flares. Medications for chronic gout treatment control the level of uric acid (the cause of gout) by either blocking uric acid production or improving uric acid removal. Chronic gout management is usually recommended for patients who have two or more attacks per year.
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