Some dietary supplements have proven benefits, either in association with prescribed medicines or on their own as alternative therapies. Now, one supplement's usefulness for gout patients is being called into question.
Sometimes treating one problem can put you at a higher risk for a different health condition. For example, some blood pressure medications can increase the risk of gout.
As rates of obesity continue to increase, more and more Americans are developing diseases tied to their excess weight. According to a recent study, gout appears to be one of those diseases.
It was once thought that patients with rheumatoid arthritis were unlikely to get gout. Now it looks like that is not the case.
The pain of gout comes in episodes. That is, patients go through periods of intense pain that come and go. Now, it seems eating cherries may help prevent these gout attacks.