Once you’ve been diagnosed with gout, it can seem like you have a life sentence. But the truth is, it is a pretty manageable condition. Gout is one of the oldest diseases out there and dates as far back as 2600 BC. Over the years, we have made a lot of progress in controlling this disease and those who have it are still able to live normal lives.
Do you want to know how you can take better control of your gout? Keep reading as I’ll share with you the 9 best tips for doing exactly that!
Find Out Your Uric Acid Level
The first step to controlling your gout is to find out your uric acid level. Visit your doctor and they will do a urine test or blood test.
If your uric acid is too high, they might give you medication to help lower it. They might also refer you to a rheumatologist who can give you advice on other ways to lower your uric acid.