Can gout be totally cured?

Patients can never be cured of gout. It is a long-term disease that can be controlled by a combination of medication to control the uric acid level, and anti-inflammation drugs to treat a flare-up. “Lowering the level of uric acid is key to treating gout, and patients must understand this.

What is the best medication for severe gout?


  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs include over-the-counter options such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve), as well as more-powerful prescription NSAIDs such as indomethacin (Indocin, Tivorbex) or celecoxib (Celebrex).
  • Colchicine.
  • Corticosteroids.

Why is there no cure for gout?

Conclusion. There is a wide variety of barriers to effective care for gout, which is a very common and uniquely curable, chronic inflammatory arthritis. These barriers largely reflect commonly held negative stereotypes of the patient with gout and poor knowledge and interest in gout among doctors.

Can you reverse gout damage?

Unfortunately, damage to your joints cannot be reversed. However, with treatment, any additional damage to the joints can be prevented. In some cases, surgery may be used to remove large deposits of tophi (uric crystal) from under the skin. If you believe you have symptoms of gout, talk to your doctor right away.

What is the fastest way to get rid of uric acid?

Drinking plenty of fluids helps your kidneys flush out uric acid faster. Keep a water bottle with you at all times. Set an alarm every hour to remind you to take a few sips.

Does gout shorten your life?

A new study found that people with gout have a 25 percent greater likelihood of dying prematurely than people without gout. The findings also show that this increased mortality rate has not improved over the past 16 years, unlike the mortality rate for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Can Covid vaccine flare up gout?

Gout flares following vaccination For the 462 patients who received COVID-19 vaccine, 203 (43.9%) developed at least one gout flare in the 3 months after any vaccine. Most of these flares were reported within 1 month after the first (99/119 (83.2%)) or second (70/115 (60.9%)) dose of vaccine (table 2).