This is important news since type 2 diabetes and gout have many risk factors in common to begin with.
The researchers found that people whose uric acid levels were higher than recommended had ‘over twofold higher mortality risk compared with similar patients with gout who met target [uric acid] levels.’
Here’s what to expect at each point in the disease, and how to keep gout from getting worse in the first place.
If you have gout, a painful type of arthritis, you may be trying to limit purines in your diet. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
It’s important to make sure gout treatment actually reduces deposits of uric acid crystals in the joints, aside from lowering blood levels.
Other safer and more effective treatments are available to treat the pain from gout attacks.
The seriousness of the gout and kidney disease connection shows the importance of getting gout under control.
Only 37 percent of people with gout were taking a commonly prescribed drug to control uric acid in a recent study.
Gout affects more than your joints. Here are facts about common gout comorbidities and how to prevent and manage them.
Until recently, experts didn’t think people with RA were likely to also develop gout. But a new study suggests otherwise.