Because of the propensity for gout to occur in the wealthy who lived a lavish lifestyle, gout was once called the “disease of kings.” Today gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that can lead to significant pain and lack of mobility.

In this episode, you’ll learn the following about caring for patients with gout:

  • The pathophysiology of gout
  • The four phases of gout
  • Risk factors that predispose someone to gout
  • Gout signs and symptoms
  • Tests and treatments for gout
  • Dietary modifications that can help prevent gout attacks
  • Key patient education

To learn more about allopurinol, one of the most commonly utilized medications for gout, check out All About Allopurinol: Episode 202 while you’re at it!

Read the article “Gout NCLEX Review” and view references here.

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