PRA Launches its Gout Awareness Campaign

Gout is an episodic, severely painful form of inflammatory arthritis caused by increased uric acid. It afflicts 1.6% of Filipinos and has increased in prevalence over the last decade. It primarily affects men, starting in their 20's. Women, mostly those who are post-menopausal, may become victims as well. Left untreated, gout becomes more severe and attacks more … Continue reading PRA Launches its Gout Awareness Campaign

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Food and Gout: Updated Advice

“My joints started being painful when I ate….” “I must have eaten a lot of … that’s why my knees are painful.” “Is there anything I should avoid eating?” “Is it true that eating pork, beans and rice cause joint pains?” I almost always encounter similar statements and questions when evaluating patients coming in for … Continue reading Food and Gout: Updated Advice