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Gout and Heart Disease: Why You’re at Increased Risk

CreakyJoints explains the link between gout and heart disease with guidance from experts including Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP, rheumatologist at HSS.

Dr. Fields said, “For people with gout, there is some evidence that controlling their uric acid level — most commonly with allopurinol — can reduce cardiac risk.”

He continued, “Also, another medication commonly used in gout, colchicine, has been shown to have some ability to decrease heart attack risk.” 

“There is an increased incidence of being overweight in gout patients, so weight loss can be important as a cardiac-preventive strategy in gout patients,” added Dr. Fields. 

Read the full article at Creakyjoints.org.