Gout: A Treatment Overview

January 4, 2011

Rheumatologist-created video reviews the two key aspects of gout treatment: therapy for flares and prevention.

This video was created by the professionals at Edmonton Rheumatology, who note on their website that “If left untreated, gout flares can become more frequent, severe, affect more joints, or begin to affect other organs…. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available to treat gout flares, including colchicine, anti-inflammatories, and cortisone injections. For those with more frequent flares, there are preventative medications such as allopurinol available too

The video “provides a brief review of the two guiding principles in the treatment of gout: therapy for flares and prevention.”