Tag Archives: What Is Gout?
These “What Is Gout?” articles help describe what gout is. In simple terms it is the short name for gouty arthritis, a medical condition where joints become swollen and damaged due to uric acid crystals. But it means different things to different people. In gout symptoms, you can see What is gout? by seeing what the symptoms look like. In gout treatment you can see What is gout? by seeing how it is treated. For a deeper understanding of What is gout? look at gout myths listed here, where you understand what it is by seeing what it isn’t. To get a complete understanding of what gout is, browse the Gout Guidelines.
What Is Gout #1? The Pain Measurement Myth
I am running a series of myth articles to try to clarify “What Is Gout?” Gout is really quite simple – an immune reaction to invading uric acid crystals. But many people fail to understand the immune system part of that definition. Also, many people build on the basic misunderstandings, and the Internet has fueled a host of myths about gout. Today I will look at the pain measurement myth – gout patients (and some doctors) who measure the success of gout treatment solely by the reduction or absence of […]