Gout

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What is gout?

Gout occurs when crystals of uric acid, a normal component of blood serum, precipitates on the articular cartilage of joints, on tendons, and in the surrounding tissues. It is characterized by sudden, unexpected, burning pain, as well as swelling, redness, warmth, and stiffness in the affected joint.

Common symptoms reported by people with gout

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for gout

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Urocuad Alopurinol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
336
Tried for
gout (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
gout (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
187
Tried for
gout (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Indocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
98
Tried for
gout (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
Tried for
gout (1)

Data from patients with gout, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gout

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Urocuad Alopurinol)
Perceived effectiveness
for gout (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
gout (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
gout (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for gout (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
gout (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Indocin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
gout (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
gout (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gout, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has gout on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 306 say gout is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 14
30s 44
40s 152
50s 228
60s 205
70+ 150
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 55
30-39 years 87
40-49 years 98
50-59 years 69
60-69 years 23
70+ years 7

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 481
Female 318

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 429
Not Diagnosed 29

These charts show data from gout patients who have completed their condition history
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