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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