Once you have been diagnosed with gout, the first thing you must realize is that it is a chronic, lifelong disease.
With that being said the treatment is really straight forward.
1st During an acute attack you will be treated with non-steroidal anti-in flammatory medications, and perhaps an injection of steroids.
2nd Long term management usually includes the use of medications to lower your blood level of uric acid. This is done with any one of several medications determined by your treating physician.
3rd and perhaps foremost, you must follow strict food guidelines in order to avoid the foods that triggered the attack in the first place. Usually a brief visit with a registered dietician will give you all the information you would need to know.
4th Remember to always tell any doctor you are seeing that you have gout so they can avoid giving you any medications that might not be in the best interest of your gout history.
Gout can be controlled if you follow these 4 simple rules.