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Treating Gout AttacksGota: Tratamiento de los ataques

Treating Gout Attacks

Gout attacks are painful and often happen more than once. Taking medications may reduce pain and prevent attacks in the future. There are also some things you can do at home to relieve symptoms.

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Medications

Your doctor may prescribe a daily long-term control medication to reduce levels of uric acid. This may help prevent gout attacks. Other medications can help relieve pain and swelling during an attack. Be sure to take your medication as directed.

What You Can Do

Below are some things you can do at home to relieve gout symptoms. Your doctor may have other tips.

  • Rest the painful joint as much as you can.

  • Raise the painful joint so it is at a level higher than your heart.

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Preventing Gout

With a little effort, you may be able to prevent gout attacks in the future. Here are some things you can do:

  • Avoid alcohol and foods that trigger gout.

  • Take any long-term control medications prescribed by your doctor.

  • Lose weight if you need to.

  • Control blood pressure and cholesterol.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush uric acid from your body.

Date Last Reviewed: 2004-08-30T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2004-05-03T00:00:00-06:00

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