gout

Dear Doctor: Can you please explain what gout is and how it’s treated? Our father is 81 years old and was just told that he has gout. His doctor says it could be because he takes water pills for swelling due to congestive heart failure. Does that make sense?

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By Ask the Doctors • September 23, 2020
Pain and stiffness in the feet can happen to anyone. But when symptoms become more frequent and affect your level of physical activity, you may have arthritis. This is a condition that affects more than 50 million adults. Besides pain and stiffness, arthritis causes:
  • Inflammation (swelling)
  • [...]
By uclahealth • February 8, 2018
Most people think of rheumatology as the study of joint disorders, such as arthritis, but they may not know just how broad the field really is. Because rheumatologic disorders also affect blood vessels, organs and a host of other body parts, rheumatology research delves down into the effects on those [...]
By Enrique Rivero • June 15, 2017
Dr. Mihaela Taylor has been my angel on earth for the past 12 years watching over me and helping me to tackle my chronic illness. She is my hero because she never stops trying even when I am ready to quit. She is a warrior against my disease [...]
By sharmy20 • March 23, 2017