The term arthritis is used to describe a variety of rheumatic diseases that result in inflammation of the joints. While stiffness, limited range of motion, and swelling all are common symptoms of arthritis, the hallmark feature of most arthritides is pain in the joints. In some people this pain can
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Gout, one of the most understood and common forms of inflammatory arthritis, is not only treatable, but curable as well. Yet, researchers in Europe and the United States tell us that the incidence of gout continues to rise, that less than half of patients seek treatment for the specific condition,
Good News from MGH: Gout May Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
The common form of inflammatory arthritis called gout may have some advantages for people who suffer from the painful flare-ups in their feet and legs: MGH researchers have linked the condition with lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). According to
About 8 million Americans suffer from gout, according to the American College of Rheumatology. While men are particularly vulnerable to gout symptoms (6 million American men have the condition), women become increasingly susceptible to gout as they get older.
Menopause may be what causes gout in older women. Studies suggest
Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis and affects more than eight million adults. If you ever have it, you will never confuse it with regular joint pain.
“It suddenly strikes like flicking on a light switch,” says rheumatologist Roy Altman, MD, a professor of med-icine at UCLA Health.