How to Prevent Gout Flares

Keep flares at bay with medication and simple lifestyle changes


If you have gout, you know how painful a flare can be, and how much you want to prevent a recurrent episode. Gout flares usually come on suddenly, with a swollen, red and intensely painful joint, often the big toe. Symptoms can last for days or weeks and can be treated, but it’s best to avoid a flare altogether.

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